CIO Emerging Technologies Summit

OCTOBER 11, 2018

Panel Discussion Seattle, WA 2017 PREDICTERA LLC


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 2020.

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.,

October 11, 2018

Summit Schedule

  • Morning Sessions : 07.00 am – 09.30 am
  • Thought Leadership : 09.20 am – 10.05 am
  • Break : 10.05 am – 10.20 am
  • Executive Visions : 10.25 am – 11.10 am
  • Round Table Discussion : 11.15 am – 12.00 pm
  • Afternoon Sessions : 12.05 pm – 03.15 pm
  • Executive Visions : 03.15 pm – 04.00 pm
  • Closing Sessions : 04.05 pm – 06.30 pm
Morning Sessions : 07.00 am – 09.30 am
07.00 am – 08.00 am | Yakima Lobby/Foyer

Registration & Breakfast
08.00 am – 08.30 am | Yakima 2

Welcome Notes

Sean Chighizola, Board Member at Society for Information Management – Seattle Area Chapter
08.30 am – 09.15 am | Yakima 2


Mike Anderson, Chief Information Officer at Schneider Electric
Thought Leadership : 09.20 am – 10.05 am
Yakima 1

Developing a Mobile Cloud Strategy for Business

Speaker from IBM – TBD
Yakima 2

Become a Change Agent for Business Transformation

Speaker from Gemalto – TBD
Break : 10.05 am – 10.20 am
10.05 am – 10.20 am | Yakima Lobby

Networking Break

Executive Visions : 10.25 am – 11.10 am

GDPR’s impact on the Cloud Service provider

Moderator : TBD
Panelist 1 : Kip Boyle (Founder & CEO) – Cyberrisk Oppurtunities
Panelist 2 : Jake Bernstein (Cybersecurity Council) – Newman Du Wors LLP
Panelist 3 : Tom Jurlina (CIO) – Nationable
Yakima 2

Designing Mixed and Virtual Realities for Branded Marketing

Moderator : Angela Haddad (VR Creative Director) – Onethirdblue
Panelist 1 : Tawny Schlieski (President) – City Raptor
Panelist 2 : Gregg Katano (Vice President) – Hologate
Panelist 3 : James Rhodes (VR Director/Producer) – Lokomotiv Creative
Round Table Discussion : 11.15 am – 12.00 pm
Yakima 1

Transform Your Business Through IoT

Ammar Sabbagh,Head of IOT and Smart city, Ericsson
Yakima 2

How Blockchain Will Transform the Digital Economy

Daniel Robles, Integrated engineering blockchain consortium
Afternoon Sessions : 12.05 pm – 03.15 pm
12.05 pm – 01.05 pm | Foyer / Yakima 1

Networking Luncheon
01.10 pm – 01.55 pm | Yakima 2

Post Lunch Keynote

Lisa Tanzi, CVP & Deputy General Counsel, AI & Research at Microsoft

02.00 pm – 03.00 pm | Yakima Lobby / Yakima Loft / Skagit Loft

Executive Exchanges

03.00 pm – 03.15 pm | Yakima Lobby

Networking Break

Executive Visions : 03.15 pm – 04.00 pm
Yakima 1

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

Moderator : Timothy Groulx (Director, AI) – Avanade
Panelist 1 : Dragos Margineantu (AI Chief Technologist) – Boeing
Panelist 2 : Yong Huang (Director of Big data & Analytics) – Redfin
Panelist 3 : Ajay Malik (Founder & CEO) – Oro Networks
Yakima 2

Becoming a connected enterprise

Moderator : Neil Evans (Director, of Strategic Partnerships) – Meteorcomm, LLC
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
Panelist 4 : Kouji Kodera (CEO) – Zero360
Closing Sessions : 04.05 pm – 06.30 pm
04.05 pm – 04.50 pm | Yakima 1

Closing Executive Visions – Smart Cities: A playground for the Internet of Things

Moderator : John O’Brien, Principal Advisor and CEO – Radiant Advisors
Panelist 1 : Thomas Lerch, Digital Transformation Leader – IBM
Panelist 2 : Sonja Kairis – Divisional CIO/VP
Panelist 3 : Deepak Sadagopan, VP – Providence St. Joseph Health
Panelist 4 : Tasneem Brutch, Partner General Manager – Microsoft
04.50 pm – 05.05 pm | Yakima 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