Wednesday, November 8

8:00 - 8:30 am

Pre-Conference Workshop Registration

8:30 - 10:00 am

Unlocking Your Inner Genius: A Professional Development Workshop

Every person is born with an Inner Genius. It’s the part of you responsible for breakthrough ideas, innovative problem-solving, and your highest-quality thinking. When your Inner Genius is activated, you not only produce your best work, but you’re also energized by the process. In this interactive workshop, executive coach and tech industry veteran Liz Tran will share the history of the Inner Genius, provide examples of innovators, and introduce three inspiring coaching frameworks to help you connect with your own Inner Genius. Together, these frameworks will guide you through the journey of exploring your own values, preferences, and assets at work – and help you become a better leader.

Liz Tran, Founder, Reset

10:00 - 10:30 am

General Registration

10:30 - 10:35 am

Welcome to Your FutureIT

Setting the stage for the program, we unpack the theme of AI, Data and Tech Leadership: Finding Business Value from Emerging Tech Innovations.

Beth Kormanik, Event Content Director, Foundry, an IDG Inc. company

10:35 - 11:05 am

Claim Your Confidence: Lessons for Tech Leaders from a World-Class Auctioneer

No one is born with confidence. Instead, people build it by facing ups and downs in their lives and careers. Navigating a two-decade career at the world’s leading auction house, Lydia Fenet had her own journey of learning self-assurance, culminating in single-handedly raising over one billion dollars at charity auctions. Now a best-selling author and executive producer of the Netflix series Sold, Lydia is an expert on negotiation, a champion for the growth mindset, and a trailblazer for women. Using fast-paced and fun case studies, insights, and advice, Lydia will provide tools that IT executives can use to claim their own confidence.

Lydia Fenet, Founder and CEO of the Lydia Fenet Agency, Auctioneer and Author

11:05 - 11:20 am

Guided Networking

Get to know your fellow attendees with an easy and fun exercise.

11:20 - 11:55 am

The CIO’s Role in Driving Business Value

Today’s top CIOs are reshaping their roles, becoming Chief “Innovation,” “Influence,” and “Integration Officers.” As the role shifts from operational and tactical capabilities to strategy and growth initiatives, it requires new skills. Find out how this group of seasoned IT leaders drive new customer experiences, use emerging technologies such as AI to address competitive and operational headwinds, and build world-class cultures and teams and leading with courage.

Marina Bellini, Chief Operating Officer, Banco Itaú

Moderated by:

Dan Roberts, Host, Tech Whisperers Podcast; CEO, Ouellette & Associates

11:55 - 12:20 pm

The Digital Workplace: How to Measure, Manage, and Improve the Employee Experience

There are myriad dimensions to an effective, engaged workplace including enhanced productivity, self-service, and stellar onboarding, all within a secure, flexible work environment. Digital support, endpoint and application management, and actionable insights are key. How effectively are you enhancing your employees’ experience?


Troy Baldwin
Troy Baldwin, Senior Product Offering Management Director, Compucom

12:20 - 1:15 pm

Lunch and Exhibit Time

Pull up a chair and enjoy lunch with your new contacts! Plus meet our sponsors and learn how their solutions can help you overcome your latest challenges.

1:15 - 1:40 pm

Beyond Tech Evangelists: How IT Leadership is Changing

At each step of a digital journey, new leadership skills help evolve business models, culture, and technology investments. It’s not about a specific technology like cloud or AI. It’s about creating cultural changes around technology, elevating data and digital fluency across the organization, and establishing the business value for new initiatives. How can you be that kind of leader? Hear from a seasoned panel of leaders who have mastered strategies for building digital trust internally and with customers, preparing for emerging technologies, and leading their organizations to digital success.

Diana Pan, CTO, The Museum of Modern Art
Carol Dann, VP, IT, National Hockey League

Interviewed by:

Beth Kormanik, Event Content Director, Foundry, an IDG Inc. company

1:55 - 2:35 pm

Discussion Groups: Hot Topics in New York

Join a discussion topic that best meets your needs. Facilitated by our partner subject matter experts, take a deep-dive into ideas, common questions, and proven solutions in an interactive, peer-sharing environment.

Hybrid Work Environments with Compucom
Cybersecurity: Moving from Reactive to Proactive with ProcessUnity
The Role of Data Maturity in Digital Transformation with Kin + Carta
Leveraging AI to Build Enterprise Applications with OutSystems

2:35 - 2:45 pm

Networking Break

Enjoy coffee and snacks in our exhibit area. Remember to visit our sponsors booth and learn how their solutions can help you overcome your latest challenges.

2:45 - 3:10 pm

Exploring the Future of AI and Machine Learning

Organizations are rapidly increasing their use of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) technologies to scale their digital business initiatives and drive improvements in operational efficiency, customer experience, and employee productivity. At the same time, Generative AI is dominating the hearts and minds of the C-Suite. Where is the market going, and how can you prepare for it?

Kathy Lange, Research Director, AI Software, IDC

3:10 - 3:40 pm

AI Threat Awareness: Defending Against a New Class of Attack

As AI adoption increases globally, we’ve seen the emergence of new vulnerabilities of AI-enabled systems that go beyond traditional cyberattacks. MITRE ATLAS is a living knowledge base of adversary tactics and techniques based on real-world attack observations and realistic demonstrations from AI red teams and security groups. Its purpose is to raise awareness of these unique threats, vulnerabilities, and risks in the broader AI assurance landscape. Join us to learn about ATLAS’s latest efforts focused on capturing cross-community data on actual AI incidents, growing understanding of vulnerabilities that can arise when using open-source models or data, building new open-source tools for threat emulation and AI red teaming, and developing mitigations to defend against AI security threats.


Lily Wong, Chief Engineer, Agile and Adaptive Software Engineering, MITRE

3:40 - 4:00 pm

Build It or Buy It: Making Smart Decisions Around New Tech

Eager to innovate – yet faced with the competing pressures of limited budgets and a finite pool of skilled tech employees – IT leaders have crucial decisions to make about developing their own technology or working with a vendor. We’ll explore how they’re crafting that strategy and how it differs when applied to established and emerging technologies. From the cost and benefits of training LLMs to the promise and peril of open-source code, this session will dive into the unique factors influencing decisions today.

Rahul Mahna, Partner, Outsourced IT, Eisner Advisory Group LLC

Interviewed by:

Beth Kormanik, Event Content Director, Foundry, an IDG Inc. company

3:55 - 4:35 pm

Contracting for AI Excellence: What to Know Before You Choose an AI Platform

As organizations enter the dawn of the AI age, finding a platform provider is a foundational step. But this isn’t a case of simply turning to the signature page and signing the contract. What core elements should be in that initial contract? What are the technical details that a procurement officer or general counsel won’t necessarily know. Don’t just turn to the signature page and sign the contract. Matt Karlyn, Partner at Morrison & Foerster, will share the key questions and considerations all IT leaders should know before they sign.


Matthew Karlyn, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

4:35 - 5:00 pm

Cocktail and Networking Reception

Wrap up the day with refreshments while making those final connections as part of your event experience.