CIO Emerging Technologies Summit

JANUARY 29, 2021


Summit Detail

Predictera is an event management firm specializing in engaging C-level executives from fortune 500 companies and startup organizations with the cutting edge Big Data/Virtual Reality/IOT vendor companies. Our summits focuses on delivering strategic opportunities to network and engage with c-level executives in national and local organizations focusing on a variety of industry verticals.

Vision: To be an indispensable tool in North American companies utilizing big data, Data Science, and Analytics by 2023.

Mission: Predictera is aimed at bringing together C-level executives, Movers and Shakers in the field of Big Data, Augmented Reality, IoT and Analytics.

We wish to help organizations get a different perspective of the challenges they are facing, with the ultimate goal of enhancing their business. We recognize that sharing our experiences enriches all of us.



of industrial expert presentation,
case studies & vendor solution &



with expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Cloud & IoT, VR/AR technologies as well as
major corporate players



spanning Artificial Intelligence, IoT & Cloud Security etc.,

January 29, 2021

Summit Schedule

  • Introductory Sessions : 09.00 am – 9.45 am
  • Thought Leadership : 09.45 am – 10.20 am
  • Break : 10.20 am – 10.30 am
  • Executive Visions : 10.30 am – 11.10 am
  • Round Table Discussion : 11.15 am – 12.00 pm
  • Afternoon Sessions : 12.00 pm – 03.15 pm
  • Executive Visions : 01.15 pm – 01.45 pm
  • Closing Sessions : 01.50 pm – 02.30 pm
Introductory Sessions : 09.00 am – 9.45 am
09.00 am – 09.20 am

Welcome Notes

Sean Chighizola, Board Member at Society for Information Management – Seattle Area Chapter
09.25 am – 09.45 am


Mike Anderson, Chief Information Officer at Schneider Electric
Thought Leadership : 09.45 am – 10.20 am
Virtual Room #1

Can Enterprises Trust their Data in Public Cloud, and Forever?

Mike Schrock, Senior Director, Gemalto Inc
Break : 10.20 am – 10.30 am
10.00 am – 10.05 am | Virtual Lobby

Networking Break

Executive Visions : 10.30 am – 11.10 am
Virtual Room #1

GDPR’s impact on the Cloud Service provider

Moderator : Paul Farrall, CISO – Skytap
Panelist 1 : Kip Boyle (Founder & CEO) – Cyberrisk Oppurtunities
Panelist 2 : Jake Bernstein (Cybersecurity Council) – Newman Du Wors LLP
Panelist 3 : Sam Shaddox (Director,Legal) – Big Fish
Virtual Room #2

Designing Mixed and Virtual Realities for Branded Marketing

Moderator : Angela Haddad (VR Creative Director) – Onethirdblue
Panelist 1 : Tawny Schlieski (President) – Shovels and Whiskey
Panelist 2 : Gregg Katano (Vice President) – Hologate
Panelist 3 : Sami Ramly (OutpostVC) – EIR

Round Table Discussion : 11.15 am – 12.00 pm
Virtual Room #1

ROI of Character for the C- Suite

Ann-Marie Archer, CEO – Archer & Associates I, Inc.
Virtual Room #2

Smart Cities: A playground for the Internet of Things

Greta Knappenberger, Smart Cities professional with focus on Intelligent Traffic Management, Traffic Data, & Intersection Safety Analytics – Verizon
Virtual Room #3

Emerging Technologies

Benjamin Berry, Exec VP and CIO – Bonneville Power Administration
Afternoon Sessions : 12.00 pm – 03.15 pm
12.00 pm – 12.45 pm | Virtual Room #1

Networking Luncheon
12.45 pm – 01.15 pm | Virtual Room #1

Post Lunch Keynote – Artificial Intelligence and its influence on society

Lisa Tanzi, Corporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel at Microsoft
Executive Visions : 01.15 pm – 01.45 pm
Virtual Room #1

The hidden risk of blind trust in AI’s ‘black box’

Moderator : Ajay Malik – Founder & CEO – Oro Networks
Panelist 1 : Vincent Yates – Chief Data Scientist – GE Digital
Panelist 2 : Yong Huang – Director of Big data & Analytics – Redfin
Panelist 3 : Aaron Gette – CIO – The Bay Club Company
Virtual Room #2

Becoming a connected enterprise

Moderator : Chirag Desai, WL Gore and Accociates, Divisional CIO, Medical Products
Panelist 1 : Marc Wright (Head of Data Strategy) – Russell Investments
Panelist 2 : Ben Hackett (Director of Product Management) – Accolade
Panelist 3 : Sanjay Saggere (CIO) – Colville Tribes
Closing Sessions : 01.50 pm – 02.30 pm
01.50 pm – 02.20 pm | Virtual Room #1

Closing Executive Visions – Digital Transformation

Moderator : John O’Brien, Principal Advisor and CEO – Radiant Advisors
Panelist 1 : Benjamin Berry, Exec VP and CIO – Bonneville Power Administration
Panelist 2 : Thomas Lerch, Digital Transformation Leader – IBM
Panelist 3 : Tasneem Brutch, Partner General Manager Insights, Data Engineering and Analytics – Microsoft
02.20 pm – 02.30 pm | Virtual Room #1

Thank you address & closing remark

Sean Chighizola, Board Member at Society for Information Management – Seattle Area Chapter

05.15 pm – 06.30 pm | Yakima Lobby

Cocktail Reception

  • Agenda Key
Agenda Key

Keynote Talk:
Gives attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These talks feature relevant topics, key issues and business opportunities aligned with the speaker’s experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit’s Executive Committee.

Thought Leadership:
Led by an executive from the solution provider, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the solution provider community.

Executive Visions:
Sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending delegates to address industry challenges and gain valuable insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Round Table:
Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Executive Exchange:
Offer one-on-one interaction between executives and solution providers. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Focus Group:
Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Networking Session:
Take various unique forms, merging enjoyable, relaxing and productive activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one interactions, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

CIO Emerging Technologies Summit Brochure



John O’Brien

Principal Analyst and CEO

Radiant Advisors

Aaron Gette

Chief Information Officer

The Bay Club Company

Cynthia Curry

Director of IoT Ecosystem Expansion

Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC)

Roger Mahler

IoT & Security 


Tasneem Brutch

General Manager, Microsoft 365 Customer Digital Transformation


Tawny Schlieski

President / Founder

Oregon Story Board / Shovels and Whiskey

Leena Porwal

Partner Director for Microsoft

HARMAN Connected Services

Sean Chighizola

Board Member, Society for Information Management Formerly, SVP IT/Engineering

Big Fish Games

Kevin Self


Schneider Electric

Kip Boyle

Founder and CEO

Cyber Risk Opportunities, LLC

James Rhodes

VR Director/Producer

Lokomotiv Creative

Ammar Sabbagh

Head of IOT and Smart city


Daniel Robles

Integrated engineering blockchain


Timothy Groulx

Director, AI


Dragos Margineantu

AI Chief Technologist


Yong Huang

Director of Big data & Analytics


Ajay Malik

Founder & CEO

Oro Networks

Neil Evans

Director, of Strategic Partnerships

Meteorcomm, LLC

Marc Wright

Head of Data Strategy

Russell Investments

Ben Hackett

Director of Product Management


Sanjay Saggere


Colville Tribes

Kouji Kodera