Metis Strategy Digital Symposium: March 30, 2021

February 11, 2021
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Creating a Nimble Organization

March 30, 2021

Facing an era of unprecedented technological change, it is imperative that companies transform themselves to keep up with their digitally native competitors. On March 30, technology leaders from Capital One, CarMax, FedEx, Novant Health, and The Washington Post, among others, will share how they are driving change across people, processes, technologies, strategies, and ecosystems to succeed in the digital era. The working agenda can be found here. If you are a technology executive interested in attending, please write to Thank you!

Welcome: Getting to Nimble  

Metis Strategy President Peter High will share introductory remarks and outline the concept of nimbleness as it relates to digital transformation.

Peter High, President, Metis Strategy

The Importance of Adaptability featuring General Stanley McChrystal

Drawing on his experience as a general in the United States Army and leader of the Joint Special Operations Command, Gen. McChrystal will discuss how a common purpose, trust, and individual empowerment can help organizations break down traditional silos and move with the speed and agility of their most nimble competitors.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, retired four-star general, US Army, and leader of Joint Special Operations Command

Peter High, President, Metis Strategy


People: The Key to Success

Talented and motivated people are crucial to any successful transformation effort. This panel will explore how two leading companies have driven foundational change in IT by rethinking roles, recruiting strategies, and retention efforts.


Rob Alexander, Chief Information Officer, Capital One

Moderated by Peter High, Metis Strategy


Process: An Opportunity to Define your Company’s Future

For many companies, processes are inadequately mapped out and have not been updated to reflect changing times. In this session, we will discuss how process modernization efforts can engage a diverse array of contributors across organizations and literally define the future of work.

Shamim Mohammad, Chief Information and Technology Officer, CarMax

Melanie Kalmar, CIO and Chief Digital Officer, Dow

Moderated by Peter High, Metis Strategy

Technology: Building the Foundation for a Nimble Enterprise

Sprawling technical debt and outdated legacy systems often signal a company that hasn’t built nimbleness into its DNA. This conversation will focus on leaders who addressed technical debt head-on and embraced new technologies and platforms that deliver speed and flexibility.

Rob Carter, Chief Information Officer, FedEx

Steve Randich, Chief Information Officer, FINRA

Moderated by Peter High, Metis Strategy

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Overcoming Increasingly Nimble Adversaries

As companies grow nimbler, so do the actors who may wish to exploit them. In this entrepreneur spotlight, George will discuss his career in the cybersecurity industry and explore the biggest cybersecurity threats facing enterprises today.

George Kurtz, President, CEO, and co-Founder, CrowdStrike

Moderated by Peter High, Metis Strategy

Ecosystems: Sources of Insight and Innovation

The network you cultivate has the power to shape both the direction of your organization and your evolution as a leader. This panel will explore best practices for cultivating strong and lasting relationships with peers, customers, recruiters, venture capitalists, and other partners.

Angela Yochem, Chief Transformation Officer, Novant Health

George Llado, CIO, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Moderated by Peter High, Metis Strategy 

Strategy: Harnessing Strategic Alignment to Drive Growth

Without a clear strategy, the advances made by cultivating your people, process, technology, and ecosystem will be difficult to realize. In this session, we will explore how technology leaders can drive strategic alignment across the enterprise.

Shailesh Prakash, CIO and Chief Product Officer, The Washington Post Company

Saul Van Beurden, Head of Technology, Wells Fargo

Moderated by Peter High, Metis Strategy

Closing Remarks

Peter High, Metis Strategy

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