Agenda: Metis Strategy Summit

May 17, 2019
BY Peter High Founder and President of Metis Strategy
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Metis Strategy Summit 

  June 4-5, 2019

Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center

Grapevine, Texas

The Metis Strategy team is thrilled to announce the 2019 Metis Strategy Summit. Global CIOs from across industries will gather June 4-5 at the Gaylord Texan to explore today’s most pressing technology issues, share stories of innovation and leadership, and strengthen their professional networks. 

The Summit agenda is below. For a list of confirmed speakers, please see the main event page


Note: All times subject to change 

Tuesday, June 4

5:00 p.m.   

On-site registration opens 

Location: Tate 5

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Welcome dinner, co-hosted by Xerox

Featuring a conversation between Metis Strategy President Peter High and former Mexican President Vicente Fox. The two will discuss geopolitics and North American relations, among other topics. 

Location: Tate 5

Wednesday, June 5

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 

Continental breakfast 

Location: Texoma 2

8:30 a.m. 

Opening Remarks 

Peter High, President, Metis Strategy 

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

CIOs Driving Revenue Growth 

In an era where every company is a technology company, IT plays a central role in driving top-line growth. In this conversation, Wayne Shurts and Lynden Tennison will discuss how he has leveraged IT to create revenue-generating products.

Wayne Shurts, Chief Technology Officer, Sysco 

Lynden Tennison, former Chief Information Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, Union Pacific

Moderated by Peter High, Metis Strategy

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 

From Strategy to Execution Using Business Capabilities

As the lines between business and technology continue to blur, or in some cases become obsolete, technology and business leaders alike look for novel ways to improve organizational performance. In this panel, three technology leaders share insights into how Business Capabilities enable the continuous maturation of strategic and foundational capabilities across the enterprise.

Seemantini Godbole, Chief Information Officer, Lowe’s

Angela Yochem, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Novant Health

Moderated by Alex Kraus, Vice President, Metis Strategy

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Entrepreneur Spotlight: CloudGenix Founder and CEO Kumar Ramachandran

Moderated by Peter High, Metis Strategy

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Becoming a Product-Focused Organization

IT departments across industries and geographies are embracing product-oriented operating models in an effort to boost customer-focus, agility, and collaboration with their stakeholders. In this discussion, three CIOs describe their journeys to a product-oriented operating model and share lessons from the front lines with peers looking to do the same.

Art Hu, Chief Information Officer, Lenovo

Srini Koushik, CIO and Chief Technology Officer, Magellan Health

Atticus Tysen, Chief Information Officer, Intuit

Moderated by Michael Bertha, Dallas Office Lead, Metis Strategy

10:45 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. 

Coffee and Networking Break

11:05 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. 

The Digital Imperative

Today’s IT executives face a mandate to drive technological and cultural transformations across their companies. To that end, their roles have expanded to encompass marketing, digital product development, and other business areas far beyond IT. In this discussion, Andi Karaboutis and Diane Schwarz discuss their expanded purview and share their experiences driving transformational change.

Andi Karaboutis, Group Chief Information and Digital Officer, National Grid

Diane Schwarz, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Hunt Consolidated

Moderated by Chris Davis, Vice President, Metis Strategy

11:35 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. 

Fireside Chat with Steve Bandrowczak, Xerox

Steve Bandrowczak has had an extraordinary career path, serving as CIO at firms such as DHL and Lenovo before taking on broader leadership roles at companies including Avaya, Alight Solutions, and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. Today, he is the President and Chief Operating Officer at Xerox, where he is helping the company define its next chapter as a global technology leader. Steve talks with Peter High about his career trajectory and how his previous experience informs his vision for the future of Xerox.

Moderated by Peter High, Metis Strategy

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. 

Lunch and Networking

1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. 

Board-Level CIOs 

Advice on making the most of your board appointments and growing into your role as a seasoned director.

Patricia Hatter, Board Member, Qualys

Andi Karaboutis, Group Chief Information and Digital Officer, National Grid

Moderated by Peter High, Metis Strategy 

1:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Numerify Co-Founder and CEO Gaurav Rewari

Moderated by Peter High, Metis Strategy 

2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Fireside chat with Sanjiv Yajnik, Capital One

Sanjiv Yajnik, President of Financial Services, Capital One 

Moderated by Peter High, Metis Strategy 

2:20 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Networking break

2:40 p.m. to 3:10 p.m. 

Point/Counterpoint: Blockchain 

An optimist and a pessimist debate the future (or lack thereof) of blockchain in the enterprise.

Ed McLaughlin, President of Technology and Operations, Mastercard

Neal Sample, Chief Operating Officer, Express Scripts

Moderated by Steven Norton, Metis Strategy

3:10 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence

Every new technology vendor these days markets itself as an AI company, a challenge for CIOs and investors trying to find the right solution for their firm. In this discussion, a VC and practicing CTO discuss how to find a true signal in a sea of noise.

Jeff Pashalides, Partner, Sequoia Capital

Pawan Verma, Chief Information and Technology Officer, Foot Locker

Moderated by Steven Norton, Metis Strategy

3:40 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Adjourn

November 28, 2022

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