The New Imperatives for Dynamic CIOs

Executive Roundtable | Dallas, May 25, 2017

Learn from Experts in Digital Transformation

Thursday, May 25th, 12:00 - 5:30 PM
Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters


Business execs and line of business leaders are making bold claims of "digitize or die." More than $100B has been spent on business accelerators like Agile and DevOps. Yet, 84% of companies fail at digital transformation. Join this select group of executives chartered to collectively find a better way to help identify areas where we can reduce friction and identify gaps that may be slowing advancements.

Former CIO of Red Robin Restaurants and author of People Before Things, Chris Laping was convinced that many of the conventional methods for leading change were missing the mark. He set out on a journey to write a book and build his own change leadership company focused on helping people become change leaders. By putting people before things, and helping organizations release the anchor of data they are now able to move fast and better meet the needs of the business.

Exchange ideas and experiences with 15-20 senior executive leaders on topics such as accelerating time to market, eliminating data chokeholds, and reducing data gravity. The state-of-the-art Dallas Cowboys Headquarters will provide a dynamic learning environment and maximum networking opportunities.


Key Speakers

  • Chris Laping, Author and former CIO & Chief Transformation Officer, Red Robin Restaurants
  • Ken Piddington, CIO, MRE
  • Chris Fuller, VP, Customer Success, Delphix



  • 11:30 AM Arrival and Networking
  • 12:00 PM

    Lunch with Guest Speaker - Chris Laping

    Transformation expert and author of People Before Things, former CIO & Chief Transformation Officer, Red Robin Restaurants
  • 1:00 PM

    Roundtable Discussion 1: Eliminating Data Chokeholds for Optimization

    Led by Ken Piddington, CIO, MRE
  • 2:00 PM

    Roundtable Discussion 2: Finding Untapped Velocity for Accelerating Time to Market

    Led by Kavitha Imani, Sr Director Engineering Quality, Dell
  • 3:00 PM Networking Coffee Break
  • 3:30 PM

    Roundtable Discussion 3: Reducing Data Gravity for a Digital Enterprise

    Led by Dave Goldbach, VP of IT, DXC Technologies and Chris Fuller, VP, Customer Success Delphix
  • 4:30-5:30 PM Networking Cocktail Reception



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