Monday, October 8
Management Meets the Future
Managers are facing multiple new challenges: virtual work forces, flattened corporate structures, a new generation of ambitious and cyber-savvy workers, a heightened atmosphere of public scrutiny— not to mention the perennial pressure to do more with less. How are smart managers coping and what’s next to come? Our 2012 PCI conference opening keynote speaker, Michael Rogers, is well versed to address all of these issues. As a futurist writer for the New York Times and MSNBC, he has written five books, and regularly addresses audiences worldwide on this topic.
Business Intelligence Moves to the C-Suite
Al Schellhorn , Alfa Insurance Group's senior vice president of corporate development, will share his perspective on the role of IT in meeting the organization’s strategic goals. He will also speak to how Alfa's BI initiatives bring value to the organization and some background on its architecture. Time will be set aside for some questions and answers.
The IT Value Proposition
Making the right business decisions about where to invest scarce resources and executing well on those decisions has never been more important. Leading CIOs view this as an opportunity to improve business performance by reframing investment decision making within IT governance. At this session, you will hear from Celent Director Donald Light on how to succinctly reframe the investment processes within IT governance and position IT as an essential player on the enterprise team that delivers business results.
Social Media to Social Business: Governance and Best Practices
As businesses develop their stances toward social media policies and procedures, how will you prepare your business for developing a strong following? Ellen Carney, senior analyst with Forrester, will discuss strategic issues related to governance and implementation. She will also discuss best practices, including monitoring what people are posting and how to respond.
Insurance Technology Trends and Strategy
The need to enable business capabilities drives IT strategy, but what technology trends are driving the insurance industry? Top priorities vary widely, so come hear Matt Josefowicz, trusted advisor to insurance companies, share his insight into what will have the biggest impact on the way we do business now and in the future.
Tuesday, October 9
Attracting and Retaining Millennials in Insurance Technology
Will Millennials change how work is done or will work change Millennials? Malcolm Frank, senior vice president, marketing and strategy at Cognizant, will explain how Millennials will have a profound impact on the future of work. Join him for an informative look into this talented and very unique group, to understand more about how they work, learn and socialize.
Storm Clouds: Hidden Risks of Cloud Computing
Françoise Gilbert, managing director for the IT Law Group, will describe risks and pitfalls for the use of cloud computing. What are the legal, financial and security implications? What should be some of the legal contractual considerations? Have you considered foreign data protection laws before signing up for cloud computing? Francoise has extensive experience with data privacy and security issues, foreign data protection laws and cross border data flow issues.
Agile Development: Lessons Learned
The Agile Methodology is an iterative approach that relies on strong collaboration that promises fast and efficient development. But how could it work in “your company”? While it promises to be rapid and flexible, it does not work for all projects and can present significant challenges especially when meshing with other methodologies typically used with legacy systems. Join us for an informed discussion on lessons learned and practical applications of Agile Methodology and its integration with other methods.
Mobile Computing: Strategies for a Moving Target
Few areas get more attention than mobile technology, but they are advancing faster than most carriers can keep up:
Gerald Shields will present a case study and a framework for planning, deploying, and managing mobile technology in an insurance company, based on his experiences as SVP and CIO of Aflac.
- Many employees use personal mobile technologies for business purposes, with or without corporate blessing.
- Tablet and smartphone sales have skyrocketed, and consumers now expect robust mobile applications.
- Mobile functionality is rapidly becoming as important as web sites.
Wednesday, October 10
True Success: The Art of Achievement in Times of Change
We all need ideas we can trust—ideas that have stood the test of time and can help us achieve success in even the most demanding situations. Tom Morris has an unprecedented ability to bring together the wisdom of the ages in a form that people can use right now. This talk presents a simple, powerful and complete framework of seven universal conditions for deeply satisfying, sustainable excellence in all that we do. His now-famous “7 Cs of Success” has fueled extraordinary results. In a high-energy and very entertaining session, Morris will reveal the most fundamental tools for personal and institutional greatness and provide a practical guide for their use every day.
Is IT Talent an Endangered Species?
Come to this moderated open discussion session on company strategies for retention and recruitment. Special challenges around these areas will be addressed: workforce retirement, less attractive locations, limited work experience, declining formal educational focus on IT, insurance industry perceptions and expense pressures.
Business Intelligence (BI) - Current Trends, Issues & Best Practices
Considering all of the investment in Business Intelligence, it has been estimated that only 20 percent of business users actually use BI proactively. Yet companies have identified that predictive analytics, automated rules, emerging technologies, data models and management (just to name a few) are all critical to the success of understanding the customer, as well as ensuring profitability and growth. In this session, you'll hear industry best practices and execution challenges. You will also have an opportunity to hear how your peers are leveraging their BI investments.
CIO Panel: How to Transform Business While Keeping the Lights On
How do you modernize your systems and processes while keeping the lights on? Enormous effort is spent on just maintaining and upgrading, yet you still need to move towards transformation. This diverse panel of CIOs will share their approaches to modernization within their own companies. Time will be allocated for questions to and from the panel.