Cisco CIO Summit 2015

October 14 – 16

The Ritz-Carlton
Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, CA

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Sessions

Every Company Must be Digital

The sessions are designed to allow lively interaction among this select group of global CIOs and industry leaders. The conversations, workshops and interactive discussions will focus on where technology and business intersect and how to stay ahead of the competition in this era of digitization.

Topics

The Cisco CIO Summit features in-depth discussions about these topics:

  • Today's Disruption: Digital Transformation
  • Security Best Practices: What's the Best Roadmap for Success?
  • Idea Generation: Rethinking IT
  • Real Examples of the Internet of Everything
  • Measuring Success as a CIO
  • Future of Work: Where Does Innovation Happen?
  • Competing Against Nontraditional Competitors (and Winning)
  • The State of the Current Global Economic Landscape
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Agenda

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel - October 14-16, 2015 - Dana Point, CA

Theme: Digital Disruption: Let's Build Tomorrow Today
Draft Agenda as of July 2015

  • The agenda is available for download (PDF - 150 KB)

Wednesday, October 14

8:00 a.m.

Golf

12:00 p.m.

Registration

4:00 – 4:15 p.m.

Welcome Remarks: Rebecca Jacoby, Senior Vice President, Operations, Cisco

4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

Guest Keynote Speaker

5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

Keynote: Chuck Robbins, Chief Executive Officer, Cisco

6:15 – 7:00 p.m.

Evening Reception

7:00 – 8:15 p.m.

Dinner

Thursday, October 15

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Keynote: Guillermo Diaz Jr., Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Cisco

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Connected Futures: The Challenges of Combining Digital with Physical

A dynamic discussion with CIOs who share insights and best practices about working in today's digital era

Facilitated by Ade McCormack, Digital Strategist

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Break

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Disrupt or Be Disrupted

These fast-paced sessions are sprinkled throughout the agenda. In each session, you hear a thought-provoking conversation with someone who has changed an industry. CIOs from the floor weigh in on what challenges and opportunities they see with these disruptors.

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

Are We Facing an IT Talent Crisis?

Is there really a shortage of IT professionals with the right skills? Or is the issue that we're not sure what skills are needed in our IT organization as we face this new wave of digitization?

Facilitated by Marcus Shingles, Principal, DC Innovation, Deloitte

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch

1:50 – 2:50 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

CIO Confidential: Digital Transformation

The CIO of a large construction company wants to manage its business down to the nuts-and-bolts level–literally. Thanks to mobile and big data technologies, the company is on a mission to track every weld, rivet, and turn of a screw so that it can manage the profitability of hundreds of projects across the globe on a daily basis. The CIO shares how the company is applying digital business principles to transform the way it works. He also shares some challenges. In this deep-dive, interactive brainstorming session, you collaborate with the CIO and our facilitator to work through some of these challenges, from rolling out new technology to engineers and project managers who prefer to do business the old-fashioned way to figuring out how the company can speed the pace of its digitization efforts.

Facilitated by Ade McCormack, Digital Strategist

 

Technology Trends That Are Redefining Industries

Now that we've embraced the convergence of cloud, mobile, and social to transform our companies, what is next big thing on the horizon? In this session we look at 3-D printers/3D systems, analytics, crowdsourcing platforms, artificial intelligence, and more. We discuss the potential these technologies have to redefine our industries while adding value to our organizations.

Facilitator to be determined

 

Leadership in the Digital Era

The way we conduct business is changing rapidly. Yesterday's org charts, leadership styles, and complexity have to be reinvented. You need to empower your people, simplify processes, and learn to lead, not manage. In this session we look at some techniques that are working, and we bring the CIOs in to share their best practices for leadership today.

Facilitated by Peter High, President, Metis Strategy

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Disrupt or Be Disrupted

These fast-paced sessions are sprinkled throughout the agenda. In each session, you hear a thought-provoking conversation with someone who has changed an industry. CIOs from the floor weigh in on what challenges and opportunities they see with these disruptors.

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Break

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Security Today: It's Complex, It's Threatening, and It's Real

Jeff Moss, Professional Hacker and Founder, DEF CON and Blackhat

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Reception

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Dinner

Friday, October 16

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Cisco Breakout Sessions

You told us that one of the reasons you come to CIO Summit is to understand Cisco's roadmap and where Cisco can solve your business problems. We are creating a set of sessions to allow you to hear directly from Cisco.

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Break

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

Disrupt or Be Disrupted

These fast-paced sessions are sprinkled throughout the agenda. In each session, you hear a thought-provoking conversation with someone who has changed an industry. CIOs from the floor weigh in on what challenges and opportunities they see with these disruptors.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote: General Stanley McChrystal, former Commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan and best-selling author of Team of Teams and My Share of the Task

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

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Speakers

Speaker Details

John Chambers

John Chambers

Executive Chairman, Cisco

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Chuck Robbins

Chuck Robbins

Chief Executive Officer, Cisco

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Rebecca Jacoby

Rebecca Jacoby

Senior Vice President, Operations

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Guillermo Diaz Jr.

Guillermo Diaz Jr.

Senior Vice President and CIO

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Jeff Moss

Jeff Moss

Founder, DEF CON and Blackhat

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Peter High

Peter High

President, Metis Strategy

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General Stan McChrystal

General Stan McChrystal

Former Commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan

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Highlights

CIO Summit 2014

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Venue

Event Venue

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, California

Please join us at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, California.

The hotel is the premier destination for travelers who enjoy a playful approach to Southern California luxury. Perched atop a 150-foot bluff, it offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. Located half way between Los Angeles and San Diego, the surfside retreat awakens guests' senses with its unique beach ocean-front setting and remarkable service heritage. Over the years, the resort has been the recipient of many awards, and is proud to boast its AAA Five Diamond status for the 28th consecutive year.

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Highlights

CIO Summit 2014

Highlights from CIO Summit 2014 are available here.

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