Chief and Senior Executive Networks

Senior Level IT Executives Group (10XCIO) - Dallas - 2018

November 29 - November 30, 2018
Dallas, TX


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Thursday, November 29th, 2018

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
SEN Executive Briefing: Mark Debinski, President, Bluewater Advisory

Talent Fit
Balancing the head with the heart for better hiring – this presentation encourages going well beyond the classic DISC or MBTI assessment, and creates a template for owners and hiring managers to develop a Talent Fit Profile for the position before ever interviewing candidates.

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
SEN Featured Topic Discussion:

What Are Key Initiatives Your Team is Working on or Plan to Implement This Year?
  • Group Discussion: Each member discusses 1-2 initiatives they have implemented in the last 6 months – successes, struggles, costs, etc.
  • Group Discussion: Each member discusses 1-2 initiatives they plan to look at and explore in the next year.

11:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
SEN Roundtable Discussions (members vote on which topics they would like to discuss):

Developing & Deploying an IT Strategy
  • What is the best way to allocate I.T. resources between network maintenance and network improvement?
  • What are the best ways to get your folks on board with a new IT strategy?
  • How do you prioritize cyber security when creating a new strategy? Has most of the ‘heavy lifting’ been put into the responsibility of your third party cloud providers?

Disaster Recovery Planning
  • What steps should my organization take to identify I.T. related risks in the organization?
  • How many ways do you have your data backed up? Numerous company-owned servers, all cloud based? Etc.
  • What does an in depth risk analysis audit program look like?

Creating & Maintaining a 1-5 Year Growth Plan
  • What I.T. and management structures need to be in place to facilitate sustainable growth?
  • What do you see as the biggest challenge in managing growth?
  • What role is your older workforce playing in helping transition millennials into greater responsibility to be sure that the right talent will be there to accomplish your long term growth plans?

How are you Preparing Your Current Workforce for the Future?
  • How are you preparing your teams skillsets for the future? (Automation, technological, human & machine collaboration etc.)
  • What are some effective strategies and techniques used to ensure your employees are ready to adapt to the quickly changing environment?
  • To what extent are you identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your top talent with consideration to what skills the market with need in 5, 10 & 15 years?
  • How do you implement a process to ensure successors are being developed for these needs?

4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
SEN Ex-Officio Board Session© - In this session, each member is allowed to describe one key issue in which they would like input/advice from the group.

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Networking Reception/Dinner

Friday, November 30th, 2018

7:15 – 7:40 a.m.
Working Breakfast

7:40 – 10:45 a.m.
SEN Ex-Officio Board Session© - Continued

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Meeting Best Practices Report
In this brief wrap up session each member will summarize their key takeaways from the meeting as a whole.

11:00 a.m.

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    • "Excellent yet again! I am always impressed with the selection of speakers. I don't know how you're able to do it but keep it up and I will keep coming, too!"
    • -Jerry Cavalieri
      HPC America