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SCSIM presents…The State of the Art CIO

by scsim on August 13, 2014

The State of the Art CIO
October 1, 2014 | Long Beach Marriott | 3:00pm-8:00pm

More than 60% of the C-Suite see disruptive technology as a primary opportunity to grow and improve the business. 70% of C-level executives believe the IT function will undergo radical change in the next 3 years.* Attributes that defined a successful CIO five years ago are quickly becoming obsolete.

On October 1, we’ll convene at the Long Beach Marriott to take a look at how disruptive mega trends in technology affect the very identity of the CIO, and what you as an IT leader must do today to remain relevant.


3:00 – 3:45 PM Registration /Networking
3:45 – 4:00 PM Opening Announcements
4:00 – 4:25 PM Amy McCabe Heibel – LACMA
4:25 – 5:15 PM John MacDorman – Gartner
5:15 – 6:00 PM Networking Break
6:00 – 6:20 PM Craig Butler – AAA, Workday
6:20 – 7:00 PM Speaker Panel
7:00 – 7:05 PM Closing Remarks
7:05 – 8:00 PM Dinner


The Future is Now –
John MacDorman, Gartner

8By 2020 the strongest companies will be those with most industry digital platform control. CIOs and IT leaders must be prepared for the new era of IT – an era of digitalization that impacts strategy, leadership, structure, talent and financing.

This talk will focus on the evolving knowledge, talents and competencies that IT leaders will need to possess to be digitally ready, and what can be done today to advance future capabilities. John MacDorman will share his and Gartner’s insights on what is required to thrive in today’s digital age.

Art + Technology –
Amy Heibel, LACMA

15Amy Heibel will give us an inside look at LACMA’s (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) innovative Art + Technology Lab, launched this year with support from Accenture, Google and SpaceX exploring the modern intersection of art and technology.

Amy will also talk about how developments in technology, from 3D printing and gigapixel photography to new solutions for collaboration and real-time reporting has impacted museum practice, and even informed the work of today’s artists.

Amy Heibel is vice president of technology, web and digital media at LACMA where she oversees technology infrastructure, software development, and web and digital media strategy. She also directs the Art & Technology Lab, a multidisciplinary program to encourage collaboration between artists and technology developers. Amy has worked for over a decade creating mobile experiences for museums across North America and Europe, and won top awards from the National Association for Interpretation and the American Association of Museums.

Today’s Realities –
Craig Butler, Formerly CIO at AAA, now VP IT, Workday

4Is IT dead? Are CIO’s necessary? Or are IT Leaders evolving into something else? Cloud, Mobile, Big Data and the Coming of the Digital Business have spelled out the need to reconcile the ability to rapidly innovate with the reality of operations.

Craig Butler will share his experiences from serving as CIO at AAA to running IT at Workday. He has been both the customer and the vendor, while leading successful business and technology teams. While still looking for the answers himself, Craig will share his thoughts on the changing role of IT and building a team for the future.

Speaker Panel

Steve Kovsky Scott Cadwalader
Moderator: Steve Kovsky, IT Journalist and Author

20Bringing all the viewpoints together, Steve Kovsky will moderate a panel including all the speakers along with executive recruiter, Scott Cadwalader, who will give his own perspective on the necessary skills of the modern IT Leader.

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Early Bird Pricing

(Register by 9/23/14)

Members $30 | USC Guests $70 | Guests $100

at the door

Members $45 | USC Guests $95 | Guests $115

Join Us!
SIM events are where senior IT leaders, consultants and academics gather to learn and share ideas about trends, technology and leadership.

Events are open to SIM members, qualified prospective members, and executive leaders who share a common passion for the transformational business value that technology can provide. We welcome new faces, but non-members will be admitted to our events selectively. Sales and marketing executives will be encouraged to consider event sponsorship as their means of connecting with our members.

Mark Your Calendar



The State of the Art CIO

October 1, 2014
Long Beach Marriott
4700 Airport Plaza Dr
Long Beach, CA 90815

Southern California Society for Information Management


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