October 4 Princeton

CIO Conference

About

Digital Transformation and Cyber Resiliency

This program will focus on how companies are leading digital transformation and digitization efforts across the enterprise. Featured speakers include the CIO of BMS (Bristol Myers Squibb) and Comcast’s top exec focused on resiliency and business continuity. The role as CIO is changing, and success depends on your organization’s ability to transform, protect data and ultimately accelerate business growth.

This conference will address strategies involving IT, security, operations, compliance, finance and liability. In addition, awards for CIOs and CISO of the year will also be presented.

Attendance at this event is exclusively for non-vendor CEOs, CFOs CIOs, CTOs, IT Directors, Senior IT executives, IT Managers, and sponsors/exhibitors.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Speakers

Paul von Autenried

CIO, BMS

Paul von Autenried heads Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Information Technology organization, positioning the company for success in the rapidly evolving digital age. He is focused on ensuring the company’s information assets and operations are reliable, accessible and secure, driving the digitization of the company, adopting new approaches to digital health, and continuing an innovative approach to long-term partnerships with key IT service delivery companies. “It’s an exciting time to lead an IT team as advances in technology are providing new opportunities to streamline our lives in unprecedented ways, including managing our health,” Paul said. “Delivering digital capabilities that accelerate the company's work of bringing innovative medicines to patients is both a challenge and an honor.” Throughout his experiences in domestic and international high-tech, consumer packaged goods, and biopharmaceuticals companies, Paul's career has been focused on strategically leveraging information technology to drive superior performance. Before joining Bristol-Myers Squibb, Paul held positions with Kraft General Foods, Hewlett-Packard and IBM. He is a member of the Research Board, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Princeton Healthcare System. Paul has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in computer science from Stevens Institute of Technology, and has completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School and the Program for Leadership Development at IMD in Switzerland.

Greig Fennell

Sr. Director, BCO, Comcast

Greig is responsible for the overall leadership and management of Comcast’s Business Continuity programs, which include Emergency Preparedness Planning, Incident Management Planning, Technology Resiliency Planning and Business Resumption Planning. In October 2011, Greig was employed by Comcast to create an enterprise business continuity framework and methodology to support all Comcast’s business entities. Greig is a recognized leader in the development of enterprise-wide operational risk and business continuity management programs, and has over 30 years of hands-on experience in creating or enhancing management decision making frameworks to identifying, assess and prioritize company risks and in developing cost effective strategies and solutions to minimize impacts to supply chains, business operations and services. Greig has been both a consultant to companies and has created and lead ERM and business continuity programs at Levi Strauss & Co and Sprint. His diverse background includes extensive involvement in manufacturing, distribution and logistics, the apparel industry, healthcare and telecommunications. He is a results-driven executive with experience in bringing management teams and technology enablers together to develop cost-effective and risk-tolerant solutions designed to achieve positive results for companies. Greig has received national recognition for his work, contribution and leadership within the business continuity profession and his work has been featured in numerous continuity planning magazines. He is a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College and a Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute.

Cherif Amirat

CIO, IEEE

Dr. Amirat is currently the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at IEEE. Prior to joining IEEE, Dr. Amirat was a Senior Director of Business Technology at Pfizer Inc. with global responsibility for IT teams across the Emerging Markets where he directed digital marketing strategies and solutions. Cherif has also worked in finance, management consulting, and as a member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories. He was an adjunct professor in various colleges and universities and is currently a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University teaching an "Information Technology Strategy" course for graduate students. Cherif holds a master's degree and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania. Cherif is an IEEE Senior member.

Richard Williams

CIO, Celgene

Richard is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Celgene Corporation, a leading global biopharmaceutical company, since July, 2011. He is responsible for the company’s global IT strategy and business operations including: IT/Business shared services, cybersecurity, data and informatics, cloud services, scientific and business applications, and global computing services. Prior to joining Celgene, Richard was Vice President and Group Chief Information Officer of AstraZeneca PLC from January, 2006 where he was responsible for the global information services strategy and operations in over 100 countries establishing their digital and patient capabilities, the first FDA approved mobile applications and industry-leading global, scalable and common systems. From 1992-2006 he held progressively senior positions in Information Services, Global Sales & Marketing and Product Development for AstraZeneca (and its predecessor companies) including Vice President Commercial Strategy & New Practices responsible for new capability development/deployment driving $25B in annual global sales, Vice President, Global Commercial IS, Vice President, North America IS and Executive Director, Business Planning and Development. Mr. Williams began his 24 year pharmaceutical career at Merck & Co. Inc. as part of the Astra Merck joint venture which became a top 20 U.S. pharmaceutical company. Prior to joining Merck & Co, Inc., Williams was a senior management consultant at Coopers & Lybrand supporting clients in financial services, consumer products and life sciences. Williams serves on the CIO advisory boards for Accenture and Oracle Corporation. He serves on the CXO Advisory Board for Sierra Ventures. In 2011 he was recognized by Computerworld Magazine with a CIO Premier 100 Technology Leaders award. In 2008, Mr. Williams was awarded the IBM Global Public Sector Innovation Award recognizing his contributions to improving patient health through technology. From 2006-2017, CIO Magazine selected organizations led by Mr. Williams as one of 100 most innovative organizations that use Information and Technology to effectively create business value Williams received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Temple University and his MBA from St. Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business.

Michele Norin

CIO, Rutgers

Michele L. Norin is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. As the institutional leader for technology in a highly complex environment, her primary responsibility is to provide leadership in the strategic adoption and use of information technology in support of the University's vision for excellence in research, teaching, outreach, and lifelong learning. Ms. Norin serves as the University’s primary advocate and spokesperson for IT strategies and policies; defines and communicates a campus-wide vision for technology; and provides campus-wide oversight for IT-related issues and strategic planning. She also works closely with Big Ten Academic Alliance peer institutions, CIO Research 1 CIO Colleagues in representing RU’s IT strategies and partners with the chief information technology officers within the northeast region to achieve synergies in IT. Ms. Norin has a Bachelor’s degree in MIS from the University of Arizona and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. Her career entails 29 years of experience in the field of technology spanning from administrative systems programming to campus IT leadership and strategic planning.

Michael Mihalik

SPHERE Technology Solutions

Michael Mihalik, CISSP, GISF, AIC, is a cybersecurity advocate and accomplished leader, who has dedicated his career to protecting organizational assets and improving the alignment of security with the business. He has over 15 years of governance, risk and compliance experience, and is motivated by the ever-increasing cybersecurity challenges that are present today. He loves to assist people in adding value to their organizations by improving the organization’s security posture. Mihalik has been a mentor and business advisor to many and is now SPHERE Technology Solutions’ CISO where he oversees the governance, security and compliance projects.

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Schedule

 
 1:00 pm

Registration

 1:40 pm

Welcome

James Barrood, President and CEO, NJ Tech Council
Ian Gallagher, Comcast Business

 1:45 pm

Keynote

Paul von Autenried, CIO, BMS
 2:15

Panel: CIO Perspectives on Digital Transformation

 3:00 pm

Break

 3:15

Featured Speaker

Greig Fennell, Sr. Director, Business Continuity Office, Comcast
 3:45

Panel: Cyber Resiliency - Protecting Your Data

 4:30 pm

CIO/CISO Awards Ceremony

WINNERS
Public Company CIO: Rich Williams, Celgene
Private Company CIO: Azar Gurbanov, FSA Store 
Nonprofit CIO: Jayashree Raman, Cooper Univ Health Care
Public Company CISO: Ted Cooney, Verisk Analytics
Private Company CISO: Mike Mihalik, Sphere Technology Solutions
​Non-Profit CISO: Demetrios Roubos, ​​Stockton University       

 5:15 pm

Reception and Networking

Sponsors

Signature Sponsor

Sponsors

Supporting Partners

Registration

Members: $95; Future Members: $150; Reception Only: $35

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