From examining strategies for Big Data platforms to navigating the shift in IT infrastructure, the upcoming CIO Strategy Meeting (January 30-31, 2017 in Los Angeles) will cover just about every obligation and challenge that today’s CIO, CTO, and SVP of IT faces.

Prior to the meeting, our NCS Madison team works closely with each facilitator to determine the topic that most intently matches their interests, specialties, and/or expertise. From there, additional CIOs, CTOs, and SVPs are then invited to identify sessions that closely align with their current priorities and planned initiatives. This way, as our unique format has proven time and time again, everyone finds value in an environment conducive to sharing their experiences and needs.

The esteemed facilitators leading the charge in the CIO Strategy Meeting group discussion sessions are among the top Fortune 500 thought leaders in the field. Coming from a variety of industries, these fellow IT leaders bring years of insight and implementation to the table. Check out our populated list of facilitators and their corresponding discussion topics for this coming January 30-31 event:


Enterprise Strategies: B2B2C: The Hidden Tsunami of Mobility

Future of the CIO in a Dynamically Changing World – Panel Moderator

Robin Bienfait
Chief Enterprise Innovation Officer – Senior Advisor
Samsung Electronics


Monetizing Big Data

Assad M. Shaik
Chief Data Scientist
Cuna Mutual Group


Enabling and Managing Innovation

RG Conlee
Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer


CIO Leadership and Influence

Future of the CIO in a Dynamically Changing World – Panel Debate Team

Mike Benson
Former Chief Information Officer


Business Agility Methodology and Transformation

Subbu Murthy
Chief Information Officer
Howard Building Corporation


Talent Management and Workforce Innovation

Adaptive IT: Staying Responsive to your Organization’s Business Needs

Thomas Cowan
Assistant Director, The Center for Technology Management
Columbia University


Big Data Platform Strategies

Kenny Choy
Director, Head of Data & Insights
Guess, Inc.


Security Implications Resulting from Increasingly Complex Environments

Matthew Lampe
Assistant General Manager
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power


Developing an IT Culture Aligned with the Business Culture

Haseen Alam
Chief Information Officer
Johnson Brothers Wholesale Liquor Co


Data Security Strategies

Jerry Sto Tomas
Apria Healthcare


IT Business Engagement

Dan McKeon
VP, GM IT Infrastructure


Juan Fontanes
Vice President of IT & Chief Information Officer 
NEC Corporation of America (NECAM) 



Be sure to head over to our CIO LA Facilitator page to read through bios and get to know the IT leaders that will be aiding discussion at the CIO Strategy Meeting in January 2017.

Are you a leading CIO interested in joining this list? Reach out to Raida Hicks, Program Director for NCS Madison, for more information on facilitating a group discussion.