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April 2018

6 Proven Ways to be a Rotten Leader and Wreck Your Career, Sponsored by LAM Technology

April 13 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Dallas D1, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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In this session, Jeff will share stories and examples of how NOT to create and lead a an effective organization. Participants will be encouraged to reflect upon prior personal missteps, and candidly share some of their experiences with other peer leaders. Jeff Lovejoy, VP of Sales, LAM Technology Jeff Lovejoy is a self-proclaimed “student of leadership,” with a wide array of experiences collected over two decades of building and leading teams. Since his first role as a frontline sales manager,…

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Breaking Barriers: How CIOs are Shaping the Future of Work, Sponsored by Fuze

April 13 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Dallas D3, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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The future is now. The workforce has never been so varied. Over the last 50 years, wave upon wave of new workers has entered employment, each one bringing its own set of expectations and attitudes towards technology. Hear new research based on 9,000 participants on key initiatives and issues shaping innovation. In this session, you will learn about the evolving workplace, the changing role of the CIO, and get ideas on how to prepare your business and shape your communications…

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Leadership Structures for this New, Agile World and Trends in Technology

April 13 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Houston BC, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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RLF Advancing Leadership General Session: We are living in a world of accelerating change, far more ambiguity, competition coming from unexpected places and margin erosion. Karl will discuss two topics to help guide you in this new way of working. First, he will cover leadership structures for this new agile world and then he will explore two trends in technology that are setting up to be game changes in this next decade of the digital age. Karl Gouvernour, VP Digital…

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View from the Top

April 13 @ 12:10 pm - 12:30 pm
Dallas Ballroom, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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Presented during lunch in the Dallas Ballroom What do four distinguished CIOs in different industries wish they had known when they began their current jobs? Will they even mention technology? Given what they wish they had known then, how are they preparing their successors? The distinguished CIOs are: James Kidd (Aetna), Joan Holman (Strasburger), Scott Wiggins (Andritz) and Steve Heilenman (Computer Aid).

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IT Trends Study Preview

April 13 @ 12:30 pm - 12:40 pm
Dallas Ballroom, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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A preview of SIM’s IT Trends Study: Four Decades of Change in the Role of IT Leadership being presented, April 13 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm at the Solutions Exchange Demo Stage, see session page for full description Speaker(s): Leon Kappelman, Professor of Information Systems, University of North Texas (UNT)

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Cybersecurity From the Board Perspective

April 13 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Dallas D2, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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This session is designed to help the Information Technology professional to better understand what and how to communicate with the members of the board of directors. Whether you are the CIO, the CISO or a Major IT technology project manager, you will benefit from a better understanding of board members. These individuals come from a variety of work experience backgrounds, education and training, and personal life experiences and each of those characteristics impact how they behave in the board room.…

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Data at the Speed of Business – A CIOs Perspective

April 13 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Dallas D3, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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Digital Intelligence is your competitive advantage. From bottom line efficiency to top line growth and innovation, data is the essential ingredient in success. To move at the speed of business technology leaders must be able to deliver data quickly and securely across the company. Unfortunately, most organizations are not able to turn data into action insights at the speed of business. Join Ken Piddington as he provides new ways to think about how to leverage data for your business as…

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SIM’s IT Trends Study: Four Decades of Change in the Role of IT Leadership

April 13 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Solutions Exchange Demo Stage, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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Since SIM began its IT Trends Study almost four decades ago, the percent of national spending on information and technology has increased over 1000%, and for households about 3000%. Major changes in just about everything have accompanied this massive increase in the information intensity of life and work. SIM’s Trends Study has had a ring-side seat, recording these changes in the management and leadership of IT in organizations through the eyes of SIM members. Join us as we take a…

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Applying Improvisation to Your Team

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Houston BC, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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“The secret skill you have been waiting for.” To accomplish anything, you need the help of others and others need your help. Successful teams have members that are continually improving how they interact and communicate with each other. Collaboration, creativity, and results grow out of an environment that is positive and affirming. Why is this so important? The speed of business today requires teams to decide fast, learn fast and gain buy-in from all stakeholders involved. In Daniel Pink’s book,…

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Technology Addiction and its Impact on the Workforce

April 13 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Houston BC, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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Understanding the impact of technology addiction on the corporate culture where employees may be struggling with the balance of loyalty to the demands of their job and the pull of social media demands. The discussion will review the science, relate staggering realities of the impact technology addiction creates and offer insight into how corporate policies can help facilitate balanced future leaders. Dr. Lisa Strohman, founder and director of the Technology Wellness Center Dr. Lisa Strohman is the founder and director…

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