CIO Breakfast Gallery
When: Thursday, February 23, 2017
7:00am - Noon
Where: The Blackwell Inn & Pfahl Conference Center
140 Pfahl Hall - 280 W. Woodruff Ave., Columbus, OH 43210
(Adjacent to the Blackwell Inn on the Ohio State campus)
Preparing for the Future
The technological imagination and responses needed in our 2017 series, Advancing the Possibilities, rarely happens alone. Communities making the most progress are committed to leveraging groundbreaking efforts, bringing together the talents and contributions of local government, nonprofits, businesses, and educational institutions around associated shared goals.
As one example, in 2015 the federal government rolled out the Smart Cities Initiative, promising $160 million in federal grants to help communities uncover new technological ways of addressing timeless problems the areas of healthcare, public safety, transportation, climate preparedness, and fostering economic growth. This far-reaching initiative is showcasing multi-sector cooperation, including government involvement by agencies like the Department of Homeland Security, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Transportation, the National Institute of Science and Technology, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and others.
Please join us in this opening session of 2017 where you will not only expand your own sense of the technologically possible but also learn more about this massive undertaking. In addition, we will begin to explore how these opportunities can also extend to you and your own enterprises.
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 leaders. Sponsoring opportunities are available for invited technology product and service providers.
Welcome and Initial Remarks
Speaker: Mr. Bob Mick
Introduction and Opening Commentary
The Future of Work
Looking forward, it is vital to understand how intelligent technologies will impact and re-frame our jobs, as well as ultimately enable us to be more productive both in and out of the office. Major enterprises continue to invest significantly in exciting developments like driverless cars, personalized cancer treatments, real-time voice translations and the like, and all of those developments (and more) are likely to dramatically alter the daily world as we know it. Are we becoming better prepared to embrace it, or are we still lagging (or even perhaps denying) in preparing for those pivotal moments?
Speaker: Mr. Thornton May
Internationally Known IT Futurist
Host for the Session
Pathfinding in a New Direction
With urbanization on the rise, American cities are looking for new ways of managing growth and services within tightening budgets. Yet evolving technologies are expanding our possibilities. One recent Smart Cities competition led by the U.S. Department of Transportation focused on how mobile telecommunications, travel data analytics, and systems integration can make urban transportation easier, more efficient, and safer. Columbus OH won that national competition and its $40 million grand prize. Are we now off and running on this new exciting path, or are there still some fundamental mental model obstacles that we (i.e., all of us) need to first overcome?
Speaker: Mr. Sam Orth
City of Columbus, Ohio
Laying the Proper Foundation
Another significant element of the Smart Cities initiative is the formation of the Metro Lab Network, a shared collaborative of 38 cities, 4 counties, and 51 universities organized in more than 35 regional city-university partnerships. Members focus on research, development, and deployment projects that offer technology and analytics-based solutions to challenges facing urban areas, including inequality in income, health, mobility, security, and opportunity, as well as aging infrastructure and environmental sustainability and resiliency. Learn more about this monumental undertaking and the opportunities it offers you.
Speaker: Ms. Lisa Camp
Associate Dean, Strategic Initiatives
College of Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Managing a More Complicated Interconnected World
Not knowing the full extent of your technology assets is a problem that has plagued IT executives for years, and it is getting worse. The Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding your number of your computing endpoints, and each becomes a potential entry point for security threats. Do you know how many computing devices are attached to your network, or what is, in fact, running on them, or where your users and their data can be found? Listen as one noted executive shares his perspectives and considered approaches.
Speaker: Ms. Tammy Moskites
Distinguished Fellow, Ponemon Institute
Session Wrap-up and Summary of Key Points Made
Speaker: Mr. Thornton May