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Keynote Speakers

Stephanie Woerner Principal Research Scientist; Executive Director, CISR

Stephanie L. Woerner is Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Director of MIT CISR. She is a renowned researcher and speaker, and coauthor of Future Ready: The Four Pathways to Capturing Digital Value and What's Your Digital Business Model? Six Questions to Help You Build the Next-Generation Enterprise, both published by Harvard Business Review Press.

Stephanie studies how companies use technology and data to create more effective business models as well as how they manage the associated organizational change and governance and strategy implications. She has a passion for measuring hard-to-assess digital factors and linking them to firm performance.

Stephanie’s research has appeared in such outlets as MIT Sloan Management Review, CNBC, Forbes, Chief Executive, and CIO.

Tiffani Bova Author of "The Experience Mindset"

Ranked for the last four years in the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, Tiffani Bova is a leading thinker who Forbes says “reshapes our perception of growth.” She offers a unique perspective and has helped lead the tech industry through several evolutions over her nearly 30-year career as Salesforce’s former Growth and Innovation Evangelist, and previously as a Research Fellow at Gartner and a sales, marketing and customer service executive for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. She is the author of two Wall Street Journal bestsellers: GrowthIQ and The Experience Mindset. Tiffani has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Fast Company, Bloomberg, MSNBC-TV, Yahoo Finance, INC and Forbes.

Randy Bean Author of "Fail Fast, Learn Faster"

Randy Bean has been an advisor to Fortune 1000 organizations on data/AI leadership for 3+ decades, and is a well-known author, speaker, and industry thought leader within the CDO, CDAO, and data/AI leadership community. He is the author of the bestselling Fail Fast, Learn Faster: Lessons in Data-Driven Leadership in an Age of Disruption, Big Data, and AI, and a current contributor to Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and MIT Sloan Management Review. Randy was CEO of NewVantage Partners, an advisory firm in data and analytics to Fortune 1000 clients, which he founded in 2001. The company was acquired in 2021 by Paris-based global consultancy, Wavestone, where he is Innovation Fellow, Data Strategy.

Rami Branitzky Partner, Business & Corporate Development, Menlo Ventures

As Business Development Partner and a member of Menlo’s Fuel team, Houman’s priority is to accelerate growth for the firm’s portfolio companies. He works closely with the management teams of Menlo portfolio companies to identify mutually beneficial customer engagements, strategic partnerships, and to help catalyze additional rounds of financing. Houman brings his extensive network and experience helping accelerate companies’ growth. He fosters an ecosystem of industry-leading companies and individuals committed to partnering with Menlo portfolio companies.

Dion Hinchcliffe Vice President and Research VP at Constellation Research.

Constellation CIO Research

Dion Hinchcliffe covers leadership strategies for The New C-Suite, Digital Workplace, and Internet of Things (IoT). Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized business strategist, bestselling author, enterprise architect, industry analyst, and noted keynote speaker. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in digital strategy, the future of work, and enterprise IT. In his presentation, Hinchcliffe will share recent research on the state of the CIO.

Sessions At A Glance

Draft Agenda for #CIOChat Live 2024

Theme: CIO Leadership for Experiences and Generative AI

April 9th

7:00-7:30 am Light Breakfast

7:30-8:00 am Welcome and Learnings from Engineering Academy: V.R. Ferose, SVP at SAP and Head of Academy

8:00-8:50 am Keynote: "Creating Future Ready Businesses: Transformation Including with Generative AI", Stephannie Woerner, MIT-CISR

9:00-9:45 am CIO Panel on Leading Digital Transformation

10:00-10:45 am CIO Panel: Improving the Tech Stack to Power Better Experiences

11:00-11:45 am CIO Panel on Astutely Managing the Cloud to Drive Better Experiences

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch

1:00-1:50 Keynote: Creating an “The Experiences Mindset”, Tiffani Bova, Author

2:00-2:45 am CIO Panel on Transforming Customer Experience

3:00-3:45 pm CIO Panel on Driving Post COVID Employee Experience

4:00-4:45 pm Breaking the Diversity Gap for IT Teams

5:00-5:30 pm #CIOChat Charity and GoFundMe for University of San Francisco

April 10th

7:00-8:00 am Light Breakfast

8:00-9:00 am Keynote: “Fail Fast, Learn Faster: Lessons in Data and AI-Driven Leadership in an Age of Generative AI”, Randy Bean, Author

9:00-9:45 am CIO Panel of Making Data Everybody’s Business

10:00-10:45 am CIO Panel of Managing Cyber to Protect Brand and Experiences

11:00-11:45 am CIO Panel of Organizing for AI and Generative AI

11:45-12:00 Closing Remarks

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch with the Gen AI CEOs

1:00-3:30 Generative AI Innovation Tour (Organized by Menlo Ventures)


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