Acceleration Economy Co-founders John Siefert and Bob Evans provide timely updates about the upcoming CIO Summit Digital Event, which takes place online from April 4-6. The updates include shifts to the event format, an overview of speakers, and key themes and ideas that will be expressed.
00:38 — Based on what the team has heard from many users — in combination with the tightening of the economy and concerns over recessionary times — Acceleration Economy will transform the CIO Summit into an entirely digital event. In its new format, the event will be free — a digital immersion of intelligence in the “for practitioner, by practitioner” environment that Acceleration Economy has created.
01:13 — Regardless of what is taking place with the economy, CIOs and other CXOs are still expected to carry out their agendas, which have become more complex, intensive, and more sweeping in their impact, notes Bob. The Digital CIO Summit is an ideal way to help C-suite executives get closer to the ideas that will help them deliver on and optimize their agendas. Key questions about how to identify growth opportunities, how to reimagine partner ecosystems and customer engagement, and how to apply notions of data modernization and cybersecurity will be addressed.
03:12 — The event features rock-star speakers including:
- FedEx EVP Information Services Rob Carter
- GOYA Foods CIO Suvajit Basu
- Former U.S. Federal Deputy CIO Maria Roat
- Gorilla Glue Director of IT Cedric Wells
- SAXX CEO Wendy Bennison
- And more
04:48 — Bob recently had the chance to speak with FedEx’s Rob Carter. He is a passionate CIO with a focus on customer needs within the context of the changing world. Rob’s philosophy prioritizes modernization, offering examples of how modernization efforts directly connect to dazzling customers.
06:32 — This event is not industry-specific; the speakers come from a variety of sectors and businesses. Cirque du Soleil VP of IT Philippe Lalumiere will discuss how cloud, cybersecurity, and customer experience come together within the context of Cirque du Soleil reimagining its business model.
08:03 — Another featured speaker is Steadman Clinic CEO Dan Drawbaugh, who had a 25-year career as a CIO before becoming a CEO. Drawbaugh will describe the remarkable innovations and transformations that have taken place at the clinic, which is focused on using the most modern technology in the world to treat individual patients. All of the ideas shared at the CIO Summit Digital event can be applied across every industry and are applicable to every business.
10:04 — In addition to ideas that can be spread across industries, purpose-built solutions that are applicable within the context of specific industries will also be shared at the event. University of Michigan Ph.D. and Professor Venkat Ramaswamy will share his expertise on co-creation and using partner ecosystems to achieve valuable results. Attendees will also hear from Christopher Lochhead, a thought leader focused on the theme of intellectual capitalists. Acceleration Economy analysts and CISOs Chris Hughes, Rob Wood, and Frank Domizio will host a panel discussion that focuses on how to respond to a security breach within an organization. All of these insights are unique and cannot be found at many other events, if at all.
12:27 — Amidst economic uncertainty, inflation, and tech layoffs, there are plenty of opportunities for companies to grow, co-create, and innovate using data, hyperautomation, cybersecurity, and the cloud. The event will encourage attendees to reimagine these technologies as a way to drive new, valuable business results.
13:25 — One of the best things about this event is that it is free — anyone can register and become an Acceleration Economy subscriber, which includes complimentary access to the entire event. Those who are interested in sponsoring the program can visit the website or get in contact with a team member who can help streamline the process. Acceleration Economy is looking forward to having everyone tune in to this unique event, which takes place April 4-6.