CIO Roundtable
The Developing Role of the CIO: Growth Through Organizational Resilience

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Starts: June 7, 2023 2:00 pm
Ends: 3:00 pm
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According to Gartner research, “four out of five CEOs are increasing digital technology investments to counter current economic pressures, including inflation, scarce talent and supply constraints.”

The Executive Panel will discuss the ever-changing role of the CIO in the face of economic uncertainty, supply chain and talent shortages, and how adaptation & agility will take priority for years to come.

During this one-hour session, panelists will share their experience, expertise, and predictions on the following subjects:

  • Growing Brands using Cloud First Solutions
  • Composability is Key
  • Executing a Digital IT Strategy
  • Strategies for Measuring IT Value
  • Importance of investing in mission critical IT
  • Prioritizing Agility & Composability over Transformation
  • Develop a Digital Immunity Strategy
  • Hiring and Retaining top talent
  • Importance of Sustainability
Jack Pawsat - Technology Expert

Jack Pawsat

Chief Information Officer - ECCO Select

Hands-on IT executive with a passion for using technology to provide bottom-line improvement and superior business outcomes through digital transformation, including strategic planning, agile application delivery, enterprise change management, data analytics and operational excellence. A cross-functional leader with exceptional communication and people skills, adept at building and mentoring high-performing teams that achieve individual and organizational goals. Talent for creating processes and procedures that decrease costs, improve productivity, and increase profitability. Proven ability to align strategy with sales and operational initiatives, vision, mission, and goals. Committed to the highest standard of professional excellence and client service. Areas of Expertise: ★ Application Development | ★ Enterprise Change Management | ★ Process Design and Improvement ★ Vendor Management | ★ Mergers and Acquisitions | ★ Business Process Improvement ★ Organizational Alignment | ★ Program and Project Management | ★ IT Operations ★ Cloud Architecture and Migration | ★ Infrastructure | ★ Disaster Recovery ★ IT Security | ★ Leadership | ★ IT Strategy and Delivery Selected Career Highlights: ► Improved business profitability 12%+ at targeted warehouses by creating and managing a joint Ops and IT team which modernized and transformed business processes with agile RPA and low code solutions. ► Lowered global P1 incidents by 80% over six months and reduced Impacted User Minutes by 90% after introducing vendor scorecards with regular performance reviews and robust problem management. ► Increased IT SCM solutions sold annually by 50% by implementing a product-centric sales and delivery approach, including standardized project management, which reduced timelines and costs up to 60%. ► Reduced IT operating budget by 20% at Neovia, while supporting 20% revenue growth by rationalizing applications, reducing support staff, and focusing on key products and services. ► Reduced annual IT operating costs by 18% at Catalent with a new hybrid cloud and managed services partner; project included RFP, migration, and service transition of 8000 users and 900 servers. ► Integrated nine business acquisitions over six years at Aptuit, which doubled the size of the company, using a corporate playbook developed to support a high growth strategy and rapid M&A integration.

Aravind Kashyap - Technology Expert

Aravind Kashyap

Chief Information Officer - Balfour & Co

Seasoned leader with a passion for leveraging technology to transform businesses

Bob Rayes - Technology Expert

Bob Rayes

Principal | Chief Information Officer - Corgan

Chief Information Officer and Principal for one of the nation's largest and most respected architecture and interior design firms. Have developed and implemented technology solutions at the intersection of architecture, technology, and business for more than 20 years. Licensed architect in Texas and Michigan. Licensed Texas Attorney. Certification as a Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute. holds a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, a Master's Degrees in Architecture, Masters Degree in Business Administration, and a Juris Doctor.

Todd Kackley

Chief Information Officer - Bell

Todd Kackley was named executive vice president and chief information officer (CIO) for Bell in January 2020 and is a member of the Bell executive leadership team (ELT). He is responsible for developing and executing a highperformance information technology (IT) and digital strategy, ensuring business systems, infrastructure, cybersecurity and development capabilities are aligned for the needs of the business today and in the future. Previously, Todd worked at Textron Systems as part of their ELT as vice president and CIO leading the digital transformation of manufacturing and engineering. Todd championed enterprise organizational transformation to enable common processes and systems. Todd spent a portion of his early Textron career as part of the Bell IT leadership team as director of IT business process integration. He was also a director of IT at Textron, overseeing the enterprise SAP Center of Excellence. Before joining Textron, Todd held various leadership positions during his 18-year career in both consulting and working for companies. He focused on IT strategy and enterprise system implementations both in the United States and internationally. Todd earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baker College. He also completed Textron’s Senior Executive Leadership Programs at Duke University and the University of North Carolina. Todd currently serves on the governing body of the Dallas Evanta CIO Forum. Todd also volunteers as a member of the North Texas American Cancer Society CEO’s Against Cancer.

Himanshu Parikh - Technology Expert

Himanshu Parikh

Former SVP, Global Chief Information Officer - Footlocker

Mr. Parikh is a seasoned digital transformation technology leader with over 25 years of experience with Fortune 100/500 companies leading strategic planning, technology/business solutions, and organizational development. He has deep expertise in digital transformation, data, AI/ML, enterprise IT, and Cyber Security. He has a proven track record of enabling substantial business growth and efficiency and establishing technology muscle to differentiate in the market. Most recently, Mr. Parikh led the global technology function as Global CIO at Foot Locker for all three regions (North America, EMEA, APAC). He transformed technology organization to become a strategic business partner and enabler. He reimagined customer experience and technology organization culture. Before joining Foot Locker, Mr. Parikh was Chief Technology Officer at Michaels Stores, where he helped Michaels become an omni-channel leader in the Arts and Crafts industry. He built Michaels’ most successful Connected Retail platform. Previously, Mr. Parikh held various senior roles at Ross Stores in Application Development, Enterprise Architecture, Engineering, Security, and PMO functions. Before Ross, Mr. Parikh was with Gymboree Corporation and led e-commerce and Retail functions as Head of E-commerce & Omni-Channel. The industry has recognized Mr. Parikh for his work in technology; he was awarded 2023 Top 50 CIO Award, 2022 ORBIE Dallas CIO of the Year, and the Technology Excellence and Innovation Award.