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Analyst Series
Live Analyst Series

IDC Dinner Series, Chicago IL

The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant

Mar 16, 2022
Chicago IL
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM CT
Speaker Alizabeth Calder IDC Adjunct Research Advisor

Alizabeth Calder, an adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP), is the former CIO of HomeEquity Bank, a contributing writer to IT World Canada, and a best-selling author and sought-after keynote speaker. She focuses on bridging the gap between the technology sector and the leaders who provide the governance and investment needed to succeed.

CIO Exchange: Strategies, Tactics, and Best Practices to help you thrive in 2022

2020 was a bear, 2021 has been a beast – 2022 is the year of the tiger. Are you ready?

Join us as executive Research Adjunct Advisor, Alizabeth Calder, shares market observations and guidance to help you enhance your organization’s resiliency, improve agility, and accelerate innovation as digital-first business strategies become the norm. Then over dinner discuss, debate, and exchange perspectives with your fellow CIOs about 2022 challenges and opportunities. Discussion topics include:

  • How design thinking accelerates innovation 
  • Setting your cloud optimization strategy 
  • What the board needs to know about ransomware

Enjoy a luxurious Three-Course Dinner while you listen to presentations from some of the greatest minds in technology, headed by Research Adjunct Advisor, Alizabeth Calder. The event will take place the Chicago Firehouse Restaurant, a stylish, repurposed-firehouse filled with history, drinks, and great food.

Boasting a proud and resilient history, the landmark Chicago Firehouse Restaurant at 1401 South Michigan Avenue delivers a memorable, guest-first dining experience. Formerly Engine Company 104 of the Chicago Fire Department, the Chicago Firehouse Restaurant infuses thoughtfulness into every detail. To uphold the longstanding tradition of serving the South Loop neighborhood, this acclaimed 1905 Romanesque Revival structure opened its historic doors in 2000 as the Chicago Firehouse Restaurant. The structure and menu are designed to reflect uniqueness, thoughtfulness, quality, and relevance. 

The timeless house favorites, steaks, chops, and seafood, are complemented by distinctive, contemporary seasonal dishes. A legend in its own time, we invite you to experience culinary excellence and impeccable service at this applauded neighborhood restaurant.

Speaker: Alizabeth Calder | Research Adjunct Advisor

Alizabeth Calder, an adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP), is the former CIO of HomeEquity Bank, a contributing writer to IT World Canada, and a best-selling author and sought-after keynote speaker.  She focuses on bridging the gap between the technology sector and the leaders who provide the governance and investment needed to succeed.
Prior to her current role, Alizabeth has been the CIO at firms including IBM, Loyalty Group (a Division of Alliance Data) and CML Healthcare.  Her more than 35-year technology career includes transformational success in banking, financial services, transportation, logistics, healthcare, analytics and professional services.  Alizabeth is a recognized thought leader on digital oversight and Board engagement, including strategies to close the value gap and deliver the right level of digital maturity to have a long term impact.  Alizabeth has also been an expert in cybersecurity since the 1980’s, providing a unique bridge for Directors and C-Level executives on one of their most critical risk considerations.

  • Certified director in the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D)
  • Member of the US-based National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)
  • CERT certified Director (Cyber Security qualification), Carnegie Mellon University
  • Master of Business Administration, Ivey Business School
  • Certified in IT Strategy and Planning, IBM
  • Adjudicator for the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) CIO of the Year Awards
  • Author of Duty of Care; An Executive’s Guide in the Digital Era and bestseller Growing Up; Practical Strategies for Sustainable Business Growth
TechTalks is the place for leaders in the technology community to relax, network and hear about the latest mission-critical technologies in a social setting. Enjoy your beverage of choice; munch on appetizers; connect with people you’ve friended, LinkedIn and tweeted; and discuss cutting-edge technology with innovative IT manufacturers and their partners.

Agenda

Time Title Description
5:30 pm Event begins  Cocktails served. Meal courses will be dropp...
6:00 pm - 6:15 pm IDC About IDC International Data Corporation (IDC) is ...
6:15 pm - 6:30 pm Aryaka https://www.aryaka.com/
6:15 pm - 6:30 pm Infoblox https://www.infoblox.com/
6:30 pm - 6:45 pm Avatier Avatier develops identity management software and ...
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm Druva Druva delivers a SaaS-based platform to protect an...
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Dessert, raffles & networking

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