February 4 - 5, 2013
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
San Francisco, California
Creating efficiency in your organization has never been more important.
Getting direction and resources from the people who know your business best - at the level needed - is key to the success of your business and profession. The SHARE ExecuForum, held in conjunction with SHARE in San Francisco is the ideal place for leaders to interface with IBM executives, and fellow leaders, who understand the daily demands of their job, and the importance of leading their teams to maximize their technology investments.
Recognizing that your time is valuable, we've created a jam-packed schedule spanning two days to limit time out of the office. Where the SHARE in San Francisco program tends to be more technical and 'user-level' in nature, SHARE ExecuForum is designed to deliver true best practices from executive-level peers that have applied or are about to apply strategies within their own environment. Topics at SHARE ExecuForum will address the top-of-mind issues and concerns of senior IT leadership.
ExecuForum will address the issues that are top-of-mind to today’s IT business leaders including:
- Big data/big analytics
- The IT skills/generational gap
- Leadership topics
- and much more!
View FAQ and current AGENDA for ExecuForum
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Register to attend the 2013 SHARE ExecuForum Today!
Online registration is now closed. Please register onsite.
Who will be speaking at this event?
Our ExecuForum speakers include:
- Doug Balog, GM, System z. IBM Systems and Technolgy Group
- Linda Ban, Global CIO Study Director, IBM Institute of Business Value
- Anne Caluori, Principal, SumThinking
- Henry Givray, President & CEO, SmithBucklin Corporation
- Ray Jones,IBM Vice President, Worldwide zSeries Software Sales
- Buzz Woeckener, Division Manager, Nationwide
GM, System z, IBM Systems and Technology Group
Smarter Computing in the New Era of IT
The world is entering a new era of computing. The rapid evolution of cloud, big data and social technologies deliver opportunities for businesses and organizations to reinvent products, operations and business models. At the same time, these technologies open the door to new possibilities for innovation. Join Doug Balog for a discussion on how to prepare your IT infrastructure for the new era with technologies that are cloud enabled, data ready and secured end-to-end. He'll cover how IBM technologies are helping clients drive greater performance, improve IT economics and deliver smarter computing.
Read Doug Balog's Bio
Global CIO Study Director, IBM Institute of Business Value
Connecting the C-suite
The IBM Institute of Business Value (IBV) takes a closer look at how CEOs, CMOs and CIOs work together to meet the increasingly complex demands of their business, customers and the global marketplace. Based on the seminal research conducted by the IBV that produces the CEO, CIO and CMO studies, the IBV will explore how the C-suite is working together to face diverse challenges and opportunities including the ever increasing role and influence of technology, movement of their organization toward more openness and transparency and amplification of innovation through partnerships.
Multiple Generation Gaps: Navigating the Multigenerational Workplace-Executive Workshop
Take a look around your organization – chances are that you’re going to find that there’s a gap of 50+ years between the youngest and oldest employees, with a freeform scattering of the rest of the organization over that gap. Think there might be any differences in attitudes, expectations, perspectives, beliefs and needs in that workforce? You bet. Wonder if these differences are being explored, studied, and chronicled? Right again. Think an hour might be enough to get started with some ideas and techniques for managing successfully in today’s workforce? You’re three for three! Join us for a light-hearted and pragmatic look at thriving in a multigenerational workplace.
Read Anne Caluori's Bio
President & CEO, SmithBucklin Corporation
The Passion of Leadership
Henry believes that leadership is the uniquely consistent and defining force behind great, enduring organizations.But what is leadership? We know when we see it. We can measure its impact. And we can feel how it inspires us. But leadership is an elusive concept for which there are no simple formulas or set rules. Therefore, leadership can't be taught, it must be learned through a process of personal, active engagement and self-discovery. Henry's presentation is designed to help other identify opportunities to grow as leaders, while also building their commitment to continuous learning in this area. During the session, we will share essential foundational principles and concepts around leadership, introduce a working framework to help attendees better understand and ultimately measure leadership capacity and performance, and offer practical ideas and tools for everyday use.
Read Henry Givray's Bio
IBM Vice President,
Worldwide zSeries Software Sales
Customer Perspectives on System z software
Are you struggling to develop a cloud environment? Do you have an explosion of data but don't know what to do with it? System z has always been the IT industry's leading platform for transaction processing and now we are extending the mainframe platform with software to help our clients reshape and drive added value. Learn how customers throughout the world have solved these questions and more through innovative cloud, analytics and security solutions.
Read Ray Jones' Bio
Division Manager, Nationwide
Get Past the Myths and Concerns, and Get the Value from Virtualization and Cloud Technologies
Virtualization and Cloud technologies can provide the competitive edge most companies are searching for today. But even though there are more and more success stories appearing every day. there is still major hesitation by many companies to move to either of these technologies. Buzz Woeckener will lead a discussion surrounding some of the consistent issues that arise, providing facts that can help eliminate some of the urban myths and alleviate common concerns across all industries. This will be an open forum discussion soliciting input from attendees to also gain insight on issues they mjay have within their organization and how they are addressing these concerns. Bring your concerns and issues, and let's address them together.
Where can I find more details?
Stay tuned to this page for more information and download the ExecuForum flyer for more details. Program information will be avialable soon, including a full agenda.
How do you register for ExecuForum?
Registration is now closed.
If you have questions, please contact Karen Zader at 312.673.5872 or e-mail at kzader@SHARE.org.
Who is qualified to attend?
- Participants of the SHARE ExecuForum should be enterprise IT executives, or an otherwise equivalent role.
- SHARE defines the equivalent role as the 'third level IT manager within an organization' (Group Manager, Senior Manager, Director, Senior Director, VP).
- All participants are subject to approvalby SHARE.