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Analyst Series
Live Analyst Series

IDC Dinner Series, Houston TX


Jan 20, 2022
Houston TX
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM CT
Speaker Robert Multhaup Adjunct Research Advisor

Supercharged CIO: Leadership in a Volatile, Competitive, and Opportunity-Laden Era

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 Adjunct Research Advisor, Robert Multhaup, 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 IDC's Adjunct Research Advisor, Robert Multhaup. The dinner will take place at Xochi, which was named the best new restaurant in Houston in 2018.

Xochi celebrates the culinary and indigenous richness of Oaxaca, Mexico and its varied geographic regions and preservation of primitive customs with an unrivaled menu of Oaxaca-inspired food and drink. Their menu features a wide variety of housemade masas incorporating many types and colors of corn, an endless variety of moles, and many other very distinctive and diverse Oaxacan-inspired dishes. Their stellar bar program has an extensive offering of mezcals, tequilas, and Mexican craft beers.

Speaker: Robert Multhaup | Adjunct Research Advisor

Bob Multhaup is an Adjunct Research Advisor with IDC’s Research Network, focusing on IT business and financial management. He has had extensive experience as a CIO, including serving as the divisional information officer for two Sandoz divisions, as vice-president of IT for Henkel N.A. , and as vice-president of IT for Cognis Corp. In these positions, Bob worked in Europe managing large international IT organizations, developing strategic IT plans, aligning IT to business goals, and consolidating global IT costs and organizations.

In 2004, Bob started a management consulting company based upon the ITin3D© cost modeling tool, which he invented. ITin3D© is designed to provide the CIO and IT management team with an in-depth understanding of IT service costs and the accurate distribution of these costs to the IT customers who consume IT services. These cost modeling principles are fully aligned with ITIL and ITSM service concepts and can be expanded beyond service-based costing to include mergers and acquisition integration models, data center migrations, unit-based cost determination and benchmarking, and IT budgeting and strategic scenario analysis. Bob has a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and an MBA in finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has written numerous articles on the subject of IT value creation and service cost management.

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.


Time Sponsor Title Description
5:00 pm Event begins Cocktails served. Meal courses will be dropped bet...
6:00 pm - 6:15 pm CIO Strategies with IDC's Robert Multhaup
6:15 pm - 6:30 pm OpsRamp What is the definition of modern application avail...
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6:45 pm - 7:00 pm Starburst Starburst helps companies modernize their data str...
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Dessert, raffles & networking

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