CTO Forum

Addressing IT Mega Challenges & Opportunities – 2013

February 07, 2013
Addressing IT Mega Challenges & Opportunities

There are several levers for business growth and transformation: business model innovation, technology and product innovation, management innovation, and operational innovation. The ability of an organization to adopt advances in Information Technology to create efficiency, agility, cost savings, and quality customer experience with every transaction it conducts defines the level of its Operational Excellence.

Throughout the business world, massive IT systems are embedded in the heart of each and every organization to conduct its business transactions and serve its customers with its products and services. The efficiency, speed, cost, and quality customer experience per transaction makes the difference between a leading and lagging organization. These IT systems are complex and innovation across the entire IT spectrum is taking place at an accelerating pace.

CTO Forum is hosting CTOs from top technology vendor firms and Fortune 500 CIOs at the “Operational Excellence Summit” to take a comprehensive look at the advances at all levels of IT stack including infrastructure technologies, new enterprise platforms, and business applications. The practicing CIOs will interact with leading CTOs and CEOs from Technology vendor firms for deeper understanding of these issues.


Sohaib Abbasi
Chairman & CEO, Informatica
Raymond Lane
Executive Chairman, Hewlett Packard Company
Dr. Mohammad Qayoumi, Ph.D.
President, San Jose State University
Paul Agbabian
CTO for Consumer Business Unit, Symantec
Dr. Andy Bechtolsheim, Ph.D.
Chairman & Chief Development Officer, Arista Networks
Eric Billingsley
Director of Internet Services Operations, Apple
Jim Fitzpatrick
Global Chief Information Officer, Experian
Craig Hinkley
VP & General Manager of the Americas Regional Business Unit, HP Networking
Anil Kalbag
Distinguished IT Engineer, Cisco Systems
Luke Kowalski
VP Corporate Architecture Group, Oracle
Heinz Roggenkemper
EVP of Development, SAP Labs
Job Simon
VP of IT Strategy and Architecture, VMware
Becky Wanta
Vice President of IT Operations & CTO, MGM Resorts