Technically Speaking Series

The Changing Role of the CIO | Technological Leadership Institute

Series Event Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 6:00pm

Location: University Room, McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Speakers: Judy Pennington, IT Transformation Instructor for the M.S. in Management of Technology; Tom Butterfield, CIO of TCF Financial Corporation; Khalid Kark, US CIO Program Research Leader at Deloitte; Tiffany Snyder, CIO of Animal Nutrition at Cargill

An event geared towards TLI alumni & students, CSE students & faculty and their invited guests: 

The one constant in technology is change — new technologies, processes and business drivers. Over the years, Chief Information Officers have often focused on "keeping the lights on" managing the technology footprint to deliver results and value to their organizations. Given the disruptive technologies available to businesses today, especially around digital, change is occurring at an accelerated pace — and with it, the role of CIO is evolving. This begs the question, what makes a CIO successful in the digital age? How do technology professionals know what their organization needs, and how they need to lead? Join us for a panel discussion led by one of our M.S. in Management of Technology faculty members.

Join us for happy hour (appetizers and cash bar) from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to network with University and community technology professionals. The program will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Event Schedule:
5:30 p.m.: Happy hour & networking
6:00 p.m.: Program begins
7:00 p.m.: Large group Q&A with the guest speakers
7:15 p.m.: Program concludes & networking

In case you missed it, here's video of the event:

About the Speaker

Judy Pennington has spent the last 30+ years working in and around technology organizations. She has a foundation in technology and has focused at the intersection of people and technology. Judy has specialized in IT around workforce transformation, leadership development, operating model and organizational design, learning and development, culture and change management. Judy has experience designing and developing streamlined IT organizations and operations from working both inside IT organizations (she has been part of three IT executive leadership teams as a direct report to the CIO) and in a consultative role. Most recently, Judy was a managing director with Deloitte Consulting, where she was a CIO Fellow and a member of the leadership team and faculty for the CIO Next Generation Academy. She also led the IT workforce transformation practice for Deloitte. She has co-authored a number of articles for the Wall Street Journal CIO Report, as well as for Deloitte's 2015 and 2016 Technical Trends report: "IT Worker of the Future" (2015) and "RightSpeeding IT" (2016).

Tom Butterfield is the chief information officer of TCF Financial Corporation. He oversees enterprise information technology, including infrastructure, service delivery and application development. He has more than two decades of leadership experience in technology across a variety of industries, including Target Corporation, UnitedHealth Group, Deluxe Corporation, First Bank Corporate Payment Systems, Norwest Bank Card Services and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Iowa. He holds a master's in business administration from Drake University and a comptuer science degree from the University of Iowa.

Khalid Kark is a thought leader with experience helping technology leaders thrive with a proven track record of leading high-performing teams and consulting delivery in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. He joined the US CIO Program as a research director with Deloitte LLP. In this role, he is focused on defining and developing a CIO research agenda. He is responsible for organizing and driving research initiatives – including surveys, client workshops, executive interviews and polls – and supporting client engagements as required. He is also responsible for featuring Deloitte’s research and insights employing various tools, such as publications, keynotes, and partnerships, to highlight key issues for technology leaders globally. Before joining Deloitte, Khalid ran the CIO Research practice at Forrester. In this role, he was responsible for managing a global team of high-performing analysts and driving a cohesive and well-aligned research agenda. He also led strategic partnerships and collaboration opportunities inside and outside of Forrester. His research has been widely quoted in the press and media outlets, such as MSNBC, The Boston Globe and CIO Magazine.

Tiffany Snyder leads a global team of business relationship managers to enable and enhance Cargill Animal Nutrition's business strategy with an industry-leading process, data and technology. She helps further the IT product and service portfolio to meet the needs of Cargill Animal Nutrition. Prior to her current role, she was the Global IT Center of Expertise Leader, building Cargill's mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and more. She has focused on global transformation, improving the business process and change management. Her leadership style reflects her diverse experience in business acumen, technology expertise and entrepreneurial innovation.

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