California Public Sector CIO Academy 2013 Overview

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Speaker Presentations:

Leadership in Business and Technology
Speaker: Patrick Finn >> Download Presentation

Does Your Organization Have the Risk Appetite for Strategic Transformation?
Speakers: Dale Jablonsky and Kristen Miller >> Download Presentation

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Keynote Speakers

Bill Benjamin is one of the original partners at the Institute for Health and Human Potential (IHHP) and passionately contributes to the development of the organization's future through his speaking, his engaging leader-to-leader conferences and his advocacy to get the message out to the rest of the world. He is a seasoned and sought-after speaker in the field of leadership.

Prior to joining IHHP, Bill was Vice President of a computer software firm, leading the sales, consulting and marketing divisions. Under his leadership, the company grew from $2M in sales and a number 10 ranking in their industry, to over $75M in sales and the number 1 ranking.

Bill is also a highly acclaimed and award-winning professional speaker. His passion and enthusiasm for Emotional Intelligence and its impact on leadership development, combined with his talent as a motivational keynote speaker, leave audiences inspired and wanting more. Bill has delivered leadership programs to diverse groups that include the US Army, NASA, Intel, Goldman Sachs and Surgeons!

Bill has a degree in Mathematics with a major in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo. In addition to using his background in sales to motivate and inspire audiences, Bill leverages his Mathematics degree and technical background to take a scientific approach to helping leaders understand how to increase leadership and performance.

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Thursday Feb. 7 9:00AM

Opening Keynote & Workshop - The Science Behind Great Leaders

What do highly effective leaders do differently? Is there a science to great leadership? The answer is yes and the key is learning the science... more

Patrick S. Finn is Senior Vice President of Cisco's U.S. Public Sector Organization, where he leads Cisco's growth and integrated business plan for state and local governments, educational institutions at all levels, and the U.S. federal government. His team works to enable the transformation of how the public sector serves, communicates, educates, and protects by leveraging the network.

Working closely with various Cisco groups, Finn manages the development and deployment of technology solutions that enhance national defense and education systems, improve citizen services, secure information, and help healthcare providers. With more than 25 years of technology and business experience, Finn is a strong advocate for the public sector applying information technology from any mobile device to the data center to increase collaboration, innovation, and productivity.

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Wednesday Feb. 6 9:50AM

General Session - Leadership in Business and Technology

Keeping up, keeping in touch, keeping connected and keeping pace in business and technology - these are the challenges facing public sector CIOs in California.... more

Tom Flanagan is VP and Senior Partner at a Fortune 100 Client. Prior to this assignment he was the VP of Market Development and Growth, Public Sector, Global Business Services.

Prior to joining IBM, Flanagan spent seven years at Amgen the last four years as CIO and SVP where he oversaw all Information Systems, Global Strategic Sourcing, Business Performance, Operational Excellence, and Enterprise Risk Management for approximately 20,000 staff members across the globe. In 2008 Flanagan was selected by his CIO peers as one of the Top 10 Global Leaders and Innovators, and in 2010 was elected by his peers to the CIO Hall of Fame.

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Wednesday Feb. 6 1:10PM

General Session - Leadership Lessons of a CIO - Some Learned the Hard Way

Tom Flanagan is the VP of Market Development and Growth, Public Sector, Global Business Services at IBM. Prior to joining IBM, Flanagan spent seven years... more

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Thursday Feb. 7 1:00PM

General Session - Leading with Strategy

Join Patrick Mungovan as he details the frontline innovation efforts, such as core mission modernization and delivery model innovation like cloud and shared services that... more

Rising from garbage collector to Wall Street executive, Alan Parisse uses his diverse life experience to deliver relevant messages on leadership, sales, and cycles of change to executives, managers, marketing and sales teams throughout the world. Alan's audiences benefit from his sound business judgment, hard won expertise and practical solutions for dealing with reversals and taking full advantage of booms. He is an expert in change, leadership, selling and sustaining success.

Combining insight and wit to penetrate the complexities of today's marketplace, Alan has been a guest lecturer at the Stanford Business School, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Business, UCLA Graduate School of Management and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.

The first and only speaker to come out of the investment business to be inducted into the National Speakers Association's Hall of Fame, his expertise, consistency, and client-centric focus led Successful Meetings Magazine to name Alan "One of the Top 21 Speakers for the 21st Century". An accomplished author, Parisse's ideas have been quoted in numerous business publications, including: The Wall Street Journal, Business Week and Barron's.

Alan has written and co-authored numerous books and audio programs including: This Is Your Time, Taking Charge: Lessons in Leadership, The Great Salesperson, Questions Great Advisors Ask, 101 Best Marketing Ideas and The Real Estate Investment Pocket Guide.

Parisse's articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Executive Excellence, Advisor Today, Medical Product Sales, Life Insurance Selling, Financial Planning Magazine, Pharmaceutical Representative, The Stanger Investment Advisor, The Real Estate Review and The Bank Investment Representative.

Now a lifetime away from his garbage collection days, Alan works with the very best in financial services, healthcare, real estate, technology and more. Alan Parisse is the proven master, making lasting contributions to companies and industries undergoing major transitions throughout the world.

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