Agenda

Wednesday Feb 06

Time Session
7:30 - 8:30AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

8:30 - 8:55AM

Opening Remarks


Speakers:
  • Andrew Armani - Deputy Secretary, State and Consumer Services Agency, State of California
  • Kari Gutierrez - Assistant Secretary, Professional Development Office, State of California
  • Carlos Ramos - Director/State CIO, Department of Technology, State of California
8:55 - 9:50AM

Opening Keynote - The New Face of a Leader

The traditional sources of power have disappeared or diminished. Todays leaders must re-evaluate their style and master new sources of influence. Lasting success will come... more


Speakers:
  • Alan Parisse - Author and Lecturer, The Parisse Group, Inc.
9:50 - 10:50AM

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


Speakers:
  • Patrick S. Finn - Senior Vice President, U.S. Public Sector Organization, Cisco

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10:50 - 11:20AM

Break

11:20 - 12:30PM

State Secretaries Panel

The Secretaries Panel marks a CIO Academy first - three of California's top-flight policy makers and effective leaders on stage together for what promises to... more


Speakers:
  • Diana Dooley - Secretary, Health and Human Services, State of California
  • Martin Hoshino - Undersecretary Administration Operations and Offender Services, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, State of California
  • Sue Johnsrud - Chief Operating Officer, Office of the Governor, State of California
  • Carlos Ramos - Director/State CIO, Department of Technology, State of California
12:30 - 1:10PM

Lunch

1:10 - 2:10PM

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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2:10 - 2:30PM

Break

2:30 - 3:45PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

How to Create Change Enthusiasm

What are the drivers behind organizational change? What skills are needed to transform IT organizations? How does organizational entrepreneurship stall in the wake of resistance... more


Speakers:
  • Chris McGugan - Vice President and General Manager, Emerging Products & Technology, Avaya
  • Mark O'Connell - Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Storage Division, EMC Corporation
 

How to Think, Speak and Act Like a CxO

This session explores how to transition from a "leader" to a trusted, CxO-class executive able to strategically lead your organization towards the successes expected from... more


Speakers:
  • Nabil Fares - Chief Information Officer, Department of Public Health, State of California
  • Shelley Hom - Telecommunications Manager, Department of Motor Vehicles, State of California
  • Marcie Kahbody - IT Manager, California Technology Agency, State of California
  • Nick Marquis - Strategic Account Executive, VMware
  • Joseph Panora - Director, Enterprise Information Services and Agency Information Officer, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, State of California
  • Belinda Wells - Technical Operations Manager, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, State of California
 

"Fast Pass" to Your Leadership Legacy

All leaders leave a legacy. Does your team think your vision is a "Fantasyland"? Do you tackle innovation and lead your team into "Tomorrowland" or... more


Speakers:
  • Paul Benedetto - Undersecretary of Operations, California Technology Agency, State of California
  • Cathy Cleek - Chief Information Officer, Franchise Tax Board, State of California
  • Mark Fellows - Regional Manager, California Public Sector, Oracle
  • Josh Nisbet - Vice President, US Enterprise Markets, CGI
3:45 PM

Executive Reception

Thursday Feb 07

Time Session
8:00 - 8:45AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

8:45 - 9:00AM

Opening Remarks


Speakers:
  • Andrew Armani - Deputy Secretary, State and Consumer Services Agency, State of California
  • Kari Gutierrez - Assistant Secretary, Professional Development Office, State of California
9:00 - 10:30AM

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


Speakers:
10:30 - 11:00AM

Break

11:00 - 12:15PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

Visionary Leadership and the Art of Execution

All it takes is one person with a dream to create a vision and that person is YOU! This informative session has been designed to... more


Speakers:
  • Alex Castro - Partner, M Corp
  • Tim Garza - Agency Chief Information Officer, Natural Resources Agency, State of California
  • Gretchen Hernandez - Deputy Agency Information Officer, Health and Human Services Agency & Chief Information Officer, Office of Systems Integration, State of California
  • Chad Hodges - Vice President of Business Development, Enterprise Networking Solutions Inc.
  • Steve Westerman - Deputy Director, Information Systems Division, Department of Motor Vehicles, State of California
 

Does your organization have the risk appetite for strategic transformation?

As most CIOs and other executives can attest, some of the best plans for strategic transformation are never fully realized because the organization as a... more


Speakers:
  • Dale Jablonsky - Vice President - Executive IT Strategist, Performance Technology Partners
  • Kristen Miller - Principal, Deloitte Consulting

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Bridging the Divide between Business and IT

Information Technology (IT) and business are undeniably interdependent yet, often there exists a perceived gap between technology and most other business units. Whether it... more


Speakers:
  • Chris Cruz - Deputy Director and Chief Information Officer, Department of Health Services, State of California
  • Karen Johnson - Chief Deputy Director, Department of Health Care Services, State of California
  • Andrea Rohmann - Deputy Director, Human Resources, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • Bruce Williams - Senior Vice President, Strategic Programs, Software AG
12:15 - 1:00PM

Lunch

1:00 - 2:00PM

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


Speakers:
2:00 - 2:30PM

Break

2:30 - 3:45PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

Building/Developing/Nurturing Your Team

This session will focus on helping managers develop the skills they need to build, maintain, and nurture a constructive, productive, and loyal team of professionals.... more


Speakers:
  • George Alai - Chief Technology Officer, Department of General Services, State of California
  • Emily Craig - Associate Partner, Global Business Services Strategy & Transformation, IBM
  • Greg Kiefer - President/Chief Executive Officer, Kiefer Consulting, Inc.
  • Andrea Rohmann - Deputy Director, Human Resources, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • Chris Sablynski - Professor, University of the Pacific
 

Establishing and Optimizing Vendor Partnerships

Vendors and the public sector often have conflicting perspectives about expectations and the objectives of a contractual engagement, yet successful relationships involve trust and respect... more


Speakers:
  • Shell Culp - Chief Deputy Director, Office of Systems Integration, State of California
  • Ron Hughes - Director, Office of Technology Services, State of California
  • Dale Jablonsky - Vice President - Executive IT Strategist, Performance Technology Partners
  • Karen Johnson - Chief Deputy Director, Department of Health Care Services, State of California
  • Steve Roche - Public Sector Regional Manager, Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • David Villanueva - Chief Deputy County Executive, Sacramento County
 

CIO: Catalyst for Change

IT is no longer a support activity - IT is a mission-critical aspect of every business and program activity. This session will address how IT... more


Speakers:
  • Bill Cody - Account General Manager, Enterprise Group, HP
  • Tim Garza - Agency Chief Information Officer, Natural Resources Agency, State of California
  • Bob Kress - Executive Director, IT Internal Audit, Accenture
  • Kelly Morrow - Data Processing Manager III, CalPERS
  • Mehran Nabavi - Data Processing Manager II, California High-Speed Rail Authority
  • Gail Overhouse - Chief Information Officer, Employment Development Department, State of California
  • Duke Reyes - Department of Child Support Services, State of California
  • Dante Ricci - Senior Director, SAP Global Public Sector
3:45 PM

The CIO Academy Awards Program and Reception

This is the Premier Awards Ceremony for California's Public CIOs. Network with your colleagues and discuss technology solutions with the event sponsors.... more

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