DataOps Imperatives for Dynamic CIOs
New York City | December 11 - 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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. This convenient, midtown location will provide a dynamic learning environment and maximum networking opportunities.


Jedidiah Yueh, Founder, Executive Chairman, Delphix
Pete Kelso, Managing Director, CTO Head of Global Investments and Corporate IT, Aflac
Chris Laping, Author and former CIO & Chief Transformation Officer, Red Robin Restaurants
Jason Anders, Technology Director, Fannie Mae


  8:00 AM — Arrival and Networking

  8:30 AM — Breakfast with Guest Speaker: Chris Laping, Transformation expert and author of People Before Things, former CIO & Chief Transformation Officer, Red Robin Restaurants

  9:30 AM — Executive Roundtable Discussion Panel: Transforming Speed and Security in the Digital Enterprise
    - Gabriella Szasz, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo
    - Pete Kelso, CTO, Aflac
    - Ken Piddington, CIO, MRE

  10:30 AM — Coffee + Networking Break

  11:00 AM — Case Study Discussion Session: Modern DataOps for Accelerating Time to Market:
    - Jason Anders, Cloud Strategist, Fannie Mae

  12:00 PM — Lunch Session with Guest Speaker: AI and the Automation Apocolypse, Jed Yueh, Delphix Founder & Chairman and Amazon Best-Selling Author


Harvard Club of New York City, 35 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, USA