Fisher CIO Leadership Program

Crossing the Digital Chasm

Landmark CIO Community Event
Fisher-Hopper Prize Award Ceremony

Crossing the Digital Chasm

The Rise of the Digital Ecosystem

28 September 2017
University of California, Berkeley


Randy MottNews:
Randy Mott, the CIO of GM, will be awarded the 2017 Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership – the most prestigious award in the field of Information Technology Management – at this event.

As digitalization matures, CIOs must prepare for participation in one or more digital ecosystems, where enterprises, competitors, customers, regulators and other stakeholders form an interdependent business network.

This event will spotlight the key issues: understanding business priorities and market dynamics, building organizational bench strength for talent and a focus on technological interoperability.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Bobby Martin, founding CIO of Walmart and, later,  the CEO of Walmart Int’l
  • Sanjay Shringarpure, CIO of E&J Gallo Winery
  • Brad Peterson, EVP/CIO of NASDAQ, former SVP/CIO of Charles Schwab Corp.
  • Dawn Lepore, founding CIO of Charles Schwab, Corp.
  • Dominic Titcombe, VP, Enterprise Architecture, Charles Schwab, Corp.
  • Milo Sprague, CTO, Silicon Valley Bank
  • John Engates, CTO, Rackspace
  • Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology at Berkeley and our most highly praised speaker in 2015 & 2016
  • Mark Raskino, VP, Gartner Research & a Gartner Fellow
  • Joonho Lee, GVP, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

This event is invitation-only and currently full (the registration page is available here.)

The Program Booklet for the event is available as a pdf here.

Every year the Fisher CIO Leadership Program and Gartner host a major three-part event:

The Landmark CIO Community Event, a full-day seminar on current technology topics, which is followed by
The Renaissance CIO Banquet and awarding of the
Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership.

For information about the 2016 Fisher-Hopper event, please click here.
For information about previous years’ Fisher-Hopper events, please click here.

Hosted by:

UC Berkeley

Event Program
Landmark CIO Community Event
Crossing the Digital Chasm: the Rise of the Digital Ecosystem

September 28, 2017 – The University Club, UC Berkeley Memorial Stadium, 2227 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA


7:30 Registration desk opens, CIO Peer Networking Breakfast

8:30 Welcome & Meet the Audience
– Jim Spitze, Exec. Director, Fisher Ctr. for Business Analytics
– Michael de Paauw, Gartner Executive Partner
– Prof. Zsolt Katona, Faculty Dir., Fisher Ctr. for Business Analytics

8:45 Opening Keynote – Transforming Global Information Systems in an Automotive industry icon
Introduction by Bobby Martin, former CIO of Walmart, and CEO of Walmart Int’l (via SKYPE from NYC)

– Randy Mott, Global CIO of GM, winner of the 6th annual Fisher-Hopper Prize

9:45 Peer Networking Break

10:00 KEYNOTE: Chasm Crossed – The Renaissance of the Digital CIO
Mark, Raskino, VP Gartner Research & Garner Fellow

10:45 CIO Mastermind Panel #1: Leading and Evolving Digital Ecosystems – in All Industries
Moderator: Mark Raskino
– Randy Mott, CIO of GM, winner of this year’s Fisher-Hopper Prize
– Dawn Lepore, “founding” CIO @ Charles Schwab
– John Engates, CTO, Rackspace
– Milo Sprague, CTO, Silicon Valley Bank

11:15 GENERATIONAL KEYNOTE: An Industry Transformed; The Story of Charles Schwab Corp.
Dawn Lepore, “founding” CIO, Charles Schwab Corp.
Brad Peterson, EVP/CIO, NASDAQ, former SVP/CIO, Charles Schwab, Corp.
Dominic Titcombe, VP, Enterprise Architecture, Charles Schwab Corp.


12:00 CIO Peer Networking Luncheon and 2017 group photo

1:00 Why Blockchain is Potentially Revolutionary
Joonho Lee, GVP, Head of Strategy & Operations, Supervision Dept.
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

1:30 Afternoon Keynote – Transformational Technology in Retail
Introduction by Jim Spitze, Chairman of Fisher-Hopper Prize Committee

Matt Carey, CIO Home Depot, reserve winner of 6th annual Fisher-Hopper Prize

2:30 Peer Networking Break

2:45 KEYNOTE: Progress and the Power of Good
Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology, UC-Berkeley

3:30 KEYNOTE: Digital Augmentation of the Wine & Spirits Industry
Sanjay Shringarpure, CIO of E&J Gallo Winery

4:15 Peer Networking Break

4:30 CIO Mastermind Panel #2
Moderator: Mark Raskino
– Joonho Lee, Fed. Res. Bank of San Francisco
– Sanjay Shringarpure, CIO of E&J Gallo Winery
– Matt Carey, reserve winner of this year’s Fisher-Hopper Prize

5:15 Recap and Dinner Logistics
Michael de Paauw, Gartner Executive Partner


5:30 Reception in the John Galen Howard Lounge of The Faculty Club

6:30 Renaissance CIO Banquet in the Great Hall of The Faculty Club

– “Where We Are & Where We Are Going” – a status report by David Culler, Interim Dean, UC’s new Division of Data Science

Announcement of the winner of the 2017 Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership

– Introduction and announcement of the 2017 winners by Jim Spitze

– Acceptance speech by Randy Mott, 2017 winner

– Acceptance speech by Matt Carey, 2017 reserve winner

– Remarks by Jo Hopper

– Remarks by the Fisher Family

– Closing Remarks by Jim Spitze

9:00 End of Banquet (time approximate)

Keynote Speaker and Honoree Biographies

Additional speaker biographies are available in the event Program Booklet.

Randy MottRandall Mott
Senior Vice President, Global Information Technology & Chief Information Officer, General Motors
Winner of the 2017 Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership

Randy Mott was named senior vice president and chief information officer, Global Information Technology (IT) in February 2012, responsible for the company’s global IT strategy and all IT assets. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Team, reporting to CEO Mary Barra.

Prior to his current position, Mott served since 2005 as executive vice president and chief information officer of Hewlett-Packard, where he was responsible for all IT, including company-wide application development, data management, technology infrastructure, data center operations and telecommunication networks worldwide. From 2000 to 2005, Mott was senior vice president and chief information officer for Dell, Inc. He was responsible for managing the company’s global IT, which included the backbone of its extensive Internet and web-based capabilities. Mott significantly enhanced the company’s IT executive talent and focused the organization on global, scalable and common systems. Prior to Dell, Mott spent 22 years at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., where he held a variety of technical and management positions and pioneered retail and supply-chain systems automation. In 1994, Mott was named senior vice president and chief information officer. For the next six years, Wal-Mart almost tripled in revenue and its IT group earned a “best-of-class” reputation as it cost-effectively leveraged global and common IT systems. In 1996, Mott was promoted to Wal-Mart’s executive committee and in 1997 InformationWeek named him “Chief of the Year.”

Mott’s vision and leadership approach has garnered him global recognition in leading transformational initiatives focused on optimizing IT as a business. In June 2007, he received the “Roger Milliken Career Achievement Award” from the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions Association for his dedication and contributions to enabling the retail and consumer-focused industries through the creation and implementation of supply chain standards and best practices. Mott has a bachelor of science in mathematics from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. In 2005, he was named in the Fulbright College Alumni Academy as a Distinguished Alumni. Mott was elected to the Board of Directors for Dun & Bradstreet in June 2015, and serves on the Audit Committee and Innovation & Technology Committee.


Matt CareyMatt Carey
Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Home Depot
Reserve Winner of the 2017 Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership

Matt is responsible for all aspects of our IT infrastructure and software development, including communication networks, approximately 90 supply chain distribution centers, and retail systems across the company’s 2,200-plus stores and store support centers. Matt is also responsible for our IT strategy, including the development and execution of technologies used in stores, online and in our supply chain. When Matt Carey joined The Home Depot in 2008, our IT capabilities were years behind other retailers of our size. Under Matt’s leadership, the company has successfully built out the capabilities of an advanced retailer including store mobility, price management, auto-replenishment, global sourcing, interconnected retail, advanced analytics, and more. These IT advances provided the knitting that has tied together enormous transformations across supply chain, merchandising, store and online systems. As part of this, Matt’s team designed and launched an industry-first proprietary mobile device we call the “First Phone,” which functions as a phone and walkie-talkie with the added functionality of mobile checkout, inventory management, product search and business analytics.

Before joining The Home Depot in 2008, Matt served as senior vice president and chief technology officer at eBay. In that role, he was responsible for product development, site operations, electronic security, product planning, platform engineering, data warehousing, trust and safety, and catalog operations for eBay Marketplaces. Prior to joining eBay in 2006, Matt spent more than 20 years with Wal-Mart, where he was senior vice president and chief technology officer. During his tenure at Wal-Mart, he managed the rollout of the wireless RF infrastructure, had responsibility for the company’s Mainframe Large Systems and Data Warehouse, and led the implementation and integration of, and the grocery home delivery business in the U.K. He also was responsible for implementing Goodlinks, which provided wireless real-time email and calendaring functions. Matt earned an associate’s degree in information systems from Oklahoma State University – Okmulgee.


Dacher KeltnerDacher Keltner
Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
Director, Berkeley Social Interaction Lab and the Greater Good Science Center

Dacher Keltner is a professor of psychology at University of California, Berkeley, where he directs the Berkeley Social Interaction Lab and the Greater Good Science Center. He has received the outstanding teacher and research mentor awards from UC Berkeley, and seen 20 of his PhD students and post-doctoral fellows become professors. His research focuses on the biological and evolutionary origins of compassion, awe, love, and beauty, and power, social class, and inequality.

Keltner is the co-author of two textbooks, as well as the best-selling Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, and The Compassionate Instinct. Keltner has published over 190 scientific articles, he has written for the New York Times Magazine, The London Times, and Utne Reader, and has received numerous national prizes and grants for his research. His research has been covered in TIME, Newsweek, The New York Times, the BBC, CNN, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and in many other outlets.


Mark RaskinoMark Raskino
Mark Raskino, Vice-President, Gartner & Gartner Fellow

Mark Raskino is a Distinguished Analyst and Gartner Fellow in Executive Leadership and Innovation research. Mr. Raskino works primarily with CIOs and CEOs. He covers business and technology trends and their implications for business strategy and IT management. Mr. Raskino’s research includes digital business, Gartner’s Annual CEO Survey, Annual CIO Resolutions and Annual CEO Resolutions, as well as the 2008 Harvard Press book “Mastering the Hype Cycle.” He is an accomplished and frequent keynote speaker. Current key research topics include digital business leadership and strategy, innovation management, and information innovation in business strategy.

In previous roles at Gartner, Mr. Raskino has:
– Chaired Gartner’s Emerging Trends Symposium (2007 and 2008)
– Developed macro-scale emerging trends research (2005 and 2006)
– Co-led Gartner’s real-time enterprise research (2003 and 2004)
– Coordinated IT cost containment research (2002)
– Led B2C e-business research in Europe (2000 and 2001)


Visitor and Lodging Information

For general visitor information on the campus and the city of Berkeley, please click here.

For a comprehensive listing of Berkeley area accommodations go to:

Berkeley Convention and Visitors Bureau (see map)
2030 Addison Street, Suite 102
510/549-7040, 800/847-4823

The most popular lodging for visitors to Berkeley are:

Bancroft Hotel (see map)
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
510/549-1000, 800/549-1002

Claremont Resort & Spa (see map)
41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley

Hotel Durant (see map)
2600 Durant Avenue, Berkeley
800/2-DURANT (800/238-7268)

Hotel Shattuck Plaza (see map)
2086 Allston Way


Additional lodging choices in the area include:

Beau Sky Hotel (see map)
2520 Durant Avenue, Berkeley

Berkeley and Oakland Bed & Breakfast Network
510/547-6380 for referrals

Berkeley City Club (see map)
2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley

Berkeley Lab Guest House
Berkeley Lab (UC run hotel-style accommodations above the UC Berkeley campus; open to UC Berkeley students, parents and visitors)

Courtyard Marriott (see map)
5555 Shellmound Street, Emeryville

Doubletree Berkeley Marina (see map)
200 Marina Boulevard, Berkeley

Downtown Berkeley Inn (see map)
2001 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Downtown Berkeley YMCA (see map)
2001 Allston Way, Berkeley

Executive Inn and Suites (see map)
1755 Embarcadero, Oakland

The Faculty Club (see campus map)
On campus

Four Points Hotel (by Sheraton) (see map)
1603 Powell Street, Emeryville
510/547-7888, 800/325-3535

French Hotel (see map)
1538 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley

Golden Bear Inn (see map)
1620 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley

Hilton Garden Inn (see map)
1800 Powell Street, Emeryville

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (see map)
1175 University Avenue, Berkeley

Rodeway Inn (see map)
1461 University Avenue, Berkeley

Hyatt House (see map)
5800 Shellmound Street, Emeryville

Rose Garden Inn (see map)
2740 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley
510/549-2145, 800/992-9005

East Bay accommodations close to BART stations

Embassy Suites Walnut Creek (see map)
(Pleasant Hill Station)
1345 Treat Boulevard, Walnut Creek
800/EMBASSY (800/362-2779)

Lafayette Park Hotel (see map)
(Lafayette Station)
3287 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette
925/283-3700, 800/368-2468

Oakland Marriott (see map)
(Oakland City Center/12th Street Station)
1001 Broadway, Oakland
510/451-4000, 800/288-9290

Walnut Creek Marriott (see map)
(Walnut Creek Station)
2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek
925/934-2000, 800/228-9290

Additional lodging resources:

Emeryville Chamber of Commerce (see map)
3980 Harlan Street

Oakland Convention and Visitors Bureau (see map)
463 11th Street

San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau (see map)
Hallidie Plaza, lower level
900 Market Street


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