The Premier Business Leadership Series presented by SAS

Las Vegas, NV  |  October 21-23, 2014  |  Event Website


Panel > The New IT Change Agents

In this new age of digital and the consumerization of IT, changes are afoot. Business users are meeting with software vendors, systems are synonymous with smartphones, small companies are taking on big data, and users keep legacy systems under their desks. As workers become more technology savvy, many IT organizations find themselves struggling to stay relevant.

In this session, noted author and SAS executive Jill Dyché facilitates a dialogue among experts about how IT can meet the business where it is, and explore the new responsibilities of business leaders to engage – and support – IT in their companies. Discussion topics will include the changing role of the IT organization, how analytics helps drive modernization, and how CIOs should be looking ahead.

Cindi Howson, Founder, BI Scorecard
Tracy Austin, CIO Emeritus and Consultant
Ron Guerrier, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Toyota Financial Services
Jill Dyché, Vice President, SAS Best Practices (moderator)


Editor’s note: Interviews with Tracy Austin and Ron Guerrier are included in Jill’s latest book, The New IT: How Technology Leaders Are Enabling Business Strategy in the Digital Age (McGraw-Hill, 2015).