CIO's FutureIT | Washington, D.C.

Building the Digital Business with Cloud, AI and Security

05.11.23 | Convene, 1201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA | 29th floor

Tech meets taste: An unlikely game-changing pair.

Come learn from James Beard Award-winning Chef Ed Lee – former contestant on Top Chef and Iron Chef America – how the restaurant industry is leading the charge with an innovative leadership strategy. Might you disrupt your industry with a community-driven workplace?

It all happens at CIO's FutureIT Washington, DC. You’ll be empowered to lead with the needed balance of tech and business acumen. Come to escape from siloed and staged thinking, and leave with breakthrough strategies to advance digital business, work, collaboration, data, cloud, and cybersecurity.

Attend in-person for deep learning, discussions, professional development, and connections to advance your mindset so you can move your tech and business strategy forward.

After all, this is life on a digital track.

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You will learn:

  • New perspectives to assess your career, your team, or your organization's growth, and what to do to correct mistakes
  • Professional development and leadership skills that will set you apart and help you advance your career.
  • New insights from peers with time to meet during immersive networking exercises and over lunch, breaks and cocktails
  • Persuasive communication techniques that will get you what you need when you need it
  • Product and service options to support your tech stack and strategy.

Featured Sessions Include

  • Adapting to Unexpected Change while Upholding Your Digital Mission
  • Persuasive Communication: Negotiating Better Outcomes in Any Setting
  • The Evolution of Maintaining Tech Advantage – Do You Have What it Takes?
  • AI-Based Security: A FutureIT Keynote
  • Enterprise Automation 2.0: The Connective Tissue of the Digital Business

Featured Keynote Speaker

Chef Edward Lee

DC and Louisville based Celebrity Chef, Author and Restaurateur

Session: The Innovation of the Modern Workplace

When television audiences got to know chef Ed Lee on shows such as Iron Chef America and Top Chef, they see the individual chef at work in intense competitions. But restaurants succeed based on the efforts of an entire team.

The restaurant industry is leading the charge for an innovative leadership strategy that highlights the individual contributions of workers. It is no longer a top-down structure, but rather a community-driven workplace. In this session, the James Beard Award-winning chef – who is culinary director of Succotash in National Harbor, Maryland, and Penn Quarter in Washington, DC, as well as chef/owner of 610 Magnolia in Louisville, Kentucky – will share how he’s witnessed this evolution firsthand, and how businesses of all kinds can embrace diversity and the unique perspectives of each employee in order to disrupt their industry.

Series speakers include:

  • Larry Bonfante - Senior Consultant, Ouellette & Associates

    Larry Bonfante
    Senior Consultant
    Ouellette & Associates

  • Kimberly Mackenroth - VP & CIO at Textron, Inc.

    Kimberly A. Mackenroth
    VP & CIO
    Textron Inc.

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

  • Marci Maddox
    Research Vice President
    IDC’s Persuasive Content and Digital Experience Management Software Program

  • Matt Deneroff
    Branch Director
    Robert Half

Join the Persuasive Communication Workshop

Negotiation — it's what stands between you and what you want. Learn techniques to communicate strategy, goals, ideas, and budget needs persuasively with board members, vendors, colleagues, and teams.