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CIO Solutions Gallery Breakfast

CIO Solutions Gallery


Dates: March 28, 2019
Location: Blackwell Hotel and Pfahl Hall


“Revolutionary Leadership That Changes Everything”

The world-famous management expert, Gary Hamel, says there is a huge difference between rule-busting, profit-producing innovation and those more-of-the-same improvement programs simply dressed up in revolutionary rhetoric. 

True revolutionary leadership is all about trying to get different versus simply trying to get better,…trying to break out versus simply trying to catch up.  Revolutionary leaders embrace change as an ongoing mission more than a strategy, for they know once that revolution ends, they will all become conservatives once again. 

True revolutionary leaders fight for a cause more than a paycheck.  Consequently, it is an unending necessity for them to continue to evolve their own management styles to keep pace with revolutionary opportunities.  It is hard work, but the rewards are achievable.

How do you personally stack up against this new leadership mandate?  Please join us in this first quarterly session of 2019, where you will learn lessons from those who have gone before in this revolutionary journey.

The “CIO Solutions Gallery™” series is an ongoing nationally acclaimed forum where senior IT leaders and their business peers come together in a comfortable setting to share their experiences and insights, as well as collectively and collaboratively attack common issues.  Uniquely organized around “peer learning”, this provocative program has received high praise among participating CIOs and other senior executives in the technology and/or operations leadership community.   It helps to build an improved and creative personal network of peers and executives devoted to sharing best practices, renewing their skills on an ongoing basis, and raising the level of technical “literacy” and effectiveness within their organizations.   

  There is no cost to invited senior leadersSponsoring opportunities are available for invited technology product and service providers. 




7:00am         Breakfast Available   

 8:10am        Welcoming   

 Speaker:     Mr. Bob Mick
                     Director; Professional Programs
                    The Ohio State University College of Engineering

 8:15am        Opening Introduction

 Speaker:     Mr. Bruce Barnes
                     Program Co-Founder   
                     Host For The Session

 8:20am        “Adjusting To The Future Of Work” 

Evolving technologies are causing us to re-assess how and where we work as we try to think and act smarter and more effectively.  As we seemingly inch closer to an individual contributor economy, what does that future “office” and its related processes look like?  Is it simply a place to check in, have a scope of work defined, collaborate and coordinate multiple moving parts before moving off to work independently,…or is it becoming something else entirely?  What are the trends that are now rule-changing, and where might that all be leading? 

Speaker:     Mr. Paul Gillin
                    Enterprise Editor; SiliconAngle
                    Author; "The New Influencers",
                   "Attack of the Customers" 

9:15am        “Transforming Into An Idea Factory” 

All organizations could have untapped talent, as it is impossible to know an employee’s true potential until you stretch the measures of his/her value.  One noted company shifted its organizational emphasis from developing pre-defined solutions to instead responding to innovation challenges, yielding astounding results.  Listen to their compelling story about how they created new solutions they never previously considered, found new levels of drive and creativity, gave a needed break to select people traditionally overburdened and added newly discovered potential to their workforce. 

Speaker:     Mr. Vinnie Schoenfelder
                   Chief Technology Officer
                   CapTech Ventures, Inc.

10:15am            Break

10:30am            “Leadership That Anticipates Complexity”

Gartner forecasts that in 2019 we will see 14.2 billion inter-connected things in use across the planet, resulting in an immense amount of related data and societal impact.  As the Internet Of Things (IoT) expands, new governance frameworks that ensure appropriate behavior in data creation, storage, use and deletion will become increasingly important. Governance of IoT-related projects will range from simple device audits and updates to more complex issues such as the control of devices and the strategic usage of the data they generate.  So, where do we now stand in getting there? 

Speaker:     Mr. John Osborne
                   Vice President IoT; LEEDARSON
                   Chairman Of The Board;
                   International Zigbee Alliance
                   Former General Manager; R&D and Operations Research
                   Sunrise R&D Holdings LLC (A Kroger Company)

11:30am           Session Summary Of Key Points/Action Items, And A Last Word

Speakers:   Mr. Bruce Barnes
                   Program Co-Founder   

11:45am            Adjournment