Landmark CIO Community Event &
Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership


The 2017 Fisher-Hopper event will be held on September 28 at UC Berkeley

For detailed information, please click here.

For information on previous years’ Fisher-Hopper events, please see below.


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

The Landmark CIO Community Event, a half-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.

 The Fisher CIO Leadership Program established the Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership in 2012:

  • to honor the lifetime achievements of two extraordinary individuals, Don Fisher and Max Hopper
  • to annually honor a currently active CIO for his or her lifetime achievements in CIO leadership
  • to ensure by the addition of the annual prize winner to the list of Renaissance CIOs, the “in perpetuity” continuance of the Renaissance CIO group.

In late 2008, Max Hopper expressed his concerns regarding the future of the CIO profession and suggested the writing of a well-researched, peer-reviewed article outlining the factors that led to the extraordinary achievements of those CIOs who were widely viewed as being “the best.” Fourteen such CIOs were selected and their careers were studied and reported on in a Winter 2012 article in the California Management Review (CMR).  These fourteen were called Renaissance CIOs in keeping with the meaning of that term as originally used by Prof. Richard Nolan of the Harvard Business School when he described and analyzed the career of Pete Solvik, the then CIO of Cisco.

The winners of the Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership are:

2012: Filippo Passerini, Group President of Global Business Services and CIO, Procter & Gamble [Read more]
2013: Chris Hjelm, Senior VP and CIO, The Kroger Company [Read more]
2014: Patty Morrison,  CIO of Cardinal Health [Read more].
2015: Rebecca Rhoads, CIO of Raytheon [Read more].
2016: Karenann Terell, CIO of Walmart [Read more].
2017: Randy Mott, CIO of General Motors [Read more].


2015 Event

Seminar: Becoming a Digital CIO – A Landmark CIO Community Event
The Renaissance CIO Banquet Award Ceremony: Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership
September 17, 2015, 12:30 pm to 9 pm

Click here to see detailed information.


2014 Event

Seminar: Evolving the Digital Enterprise: Evolution or Revolution – A Landmark CIO Community Event
The Renaissance CIO Banquet Award Ceremony: Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership
September 18, 2014, 12:30 pm to 9 pm

Click here to see the event agenda.

Event Highlights:
The Fisher CIO Leadership Program of the Haas School of Business at UC-Berkeley and Gartner’s Executive Programs team, joined fellow CIOs and special guests at the annual landmark CIO Community Event and Celebratory Banquet.  In the afternoon, at UC-Berkeley, Gartner Executive Programs held the “Evolving the Digital Enterprise: Evolution or Revolution” seminar, featuring distinguished guests Dr. Geoffrey Moore (author of “Crossing the Chasm”), Jackie Fenn (the author of the Hype Cycle concept), and several others.  At the Celebratory Banquet, the Fisher CIO Leadership Program awarded the third Fisher-Hopper Prize For Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership to Patty Morrison, CIO of Cardinal Health.

Watch Chris Hjelm, CIO of Kroger and last year’s award recipient, announce the award (video, 5 minutes):

Watch Patty Morrison accept the award (video, 7 minutes):



Watch Chris Hjelm kick off the panel discussion: “Setting the Stage: Moving to the Digital Enterprise” (video, 4 minutes):


AGENDA & SCHEDULE

LANDMARK COMMUNITY EVENT

12:30

Check-in & Networking

1:00

Please Be Seated
Jim Spitze, Executive Director Fisher CIO Leadership Program

1:05

1:15

1:30

Welcoming Remarks
Prof. Terry Hendershott, Faculty Director Fisher CIO Leadership Program

Meet the Audience
Maureen Stratton, Gartner Executive Partner

Leveraging the Hype Cycle for Digital Business
Jackie Fenn – VP & Gartner Fellow

2:25

Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers
Geoffrey A. Moore  (Author)

3:20

3:40

Networking break

Year Up: Closing the IT Skills Gap
Jay Banfield, Year Up’s Bay Area Executive Director

3:50

Technology requirements for Digital Business: Agility, Scale, Velocity and Security
Curt Aubley – VP & CTO of Intel’s Data Center Group, General Manager Innovation, Pathfinding, and Architecture Group (IPAG)

4:40

4:50

Setting the Stage: Moving to the Digital Enterprise [watch video]
Chris Hjelm, SVP & CIO at Kroger Company, and winner of the 2013 Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership

CIO Mastermind Panel: Driving Growth in Digital Business
Moderator:
Jackie Fenn, Gartner, VP & Gartner Fellow
Panelists:
Debra Jensen – Charlotte Russe, SVP and CIO
Chris Hjelm – Kroger Co., SVP & CIO
Curt Aubley – Intel, VP / CTO DCG, GM IPAG

5:45

Wrap-up and dinner logistics
Maureen Stratton, Gartner Executive Partner

RENAISSANCE CIO BANQUET

6:00

6:55

Reception

Please Be Seated
Jim Spitze, Executive Director Fisher CIO Leadership Program

7:00

7:10

 

Welcoming Remarks
Richard Lyons, Dean, Haas School of Business

Announcement of the winner of the 2014 Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership

  • Introduction by Jim Spitze

  • Announcement of 2014 winner by Chris Hjelm, 2013 winner

  • Acceptance speech by 2014 winner

  • Remarks by Jo Hopper

  • Remarks from the Fisher Family


2013 Event

Seminar: Technology-Enabled Business Breakthroughs – A Landmark CIO Community Event
The Renaissance CIO Banquet
Award Ceremony: Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership

September 20, 2013, 12:30 pm to 9 pm

Click here to see the event agenda.

Event Highlights:
The Fisher CIO Leadership Program of the Haas School of Business at UC-Berkeley and Gartner’s Executive Programs team, joined fellow CIOs and special guests at the annual landmark CIO Community Event and Celebratory Banquet.  In the afternoon, at UC-Berkeley, Gartner Executive Programs held the “Technology-Enabled Business Breakthroughs” seminar, featuring distinguished guest Tom Keiser, CIO of The Gap, Gartner’s VP & Gartner Fellow, Mark Raskino, and the CIO Mastermind Panel: Leading a CIO Renaissance. In the evening, at the Clarmont Resort Hotel, the Celebratory Banquet honored the Renaissance CIOs and Chris Hjelm, winner of the second Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership.

Watch Filippo Passerini, Procter & Gamble Group President of Global Business Services and CIO, announce Chris Hjelm, the SVP and CIO of The Kroger Company, as the winner of the second annual Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership, awarded by the Fisher Center’s CIO Leadership Program. Dr. Passerini was the winner of the first annual Fisher-Hopper Prize just one year ago.


Detailed Agenda
Maureen Stratton 1:00-1:15pm Welcome and “Meet the Audience”
Maureen Stratton Gartner Executive Partner
http://www.gapinc.com/content/dam/gapincsite/images/bio/TomKeiser_headshot_hi-res.jpg 1:15-1:30pm Distinguished Guest: Tom Keiser CIO GAP
The Sustaining Vision of the Fisher-Hopper CIO Program 
cid:image014.jpg@01CE8A13.253009C0 1:30-2:15pmDistinguished Speaker & Author: Mark Raskino VP & Gartner Fellow
Recreating Innovation: Asserting the CIO’s True Digital Mandate.
Over the last decade CIOs have been asked to standardize, optimize and cost control IT. The big multi-year back-office, multi-sourced, shared service, consolidation and transformation exercises are never finished, but they offer diminishing returns. Meanwhile consumerization, mobile, social, cloud, big data, the internet of things and other macro trends in technology are fomenting the conditions for a whole new level of strategic industrial innovation. This opportunity is often front of house, where products are developed, customer propositions evolved and new business models developed. But the true digital opportunities go way beyond marketing – they involve deep and complex reinvention of the structure of industries and the core competencies of firms. The leading CIOs of the world will be those who assert their vision for the digital future and win the right to enact it. In this roundtable, distinguished speakers discussed their experience in leveraging the technology to innovate and drive change to business models and processes. Gartner then facilitated an interactive discussion with these distinguished panelists and renaissance CIOs to uncover the leadership qualities that transcend time and technology.
cid:image018.jpg@01CE8A13.253009C0 2:15-3:25pm— Distinguished Speaker:
Louis V. Ehrlich CIO Chevron Corp. & President Chevron Info. Technology Co.


As a native of Pascagoula, Mississippi, Louis Ehrlich earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1981, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Houston Baptist University in 1995. He joined Chevron in 1981 as a Programmer Analyst in New Orleans, Louisiana and held many progressive roles throughout the organization providing technology and business services Today, as Global CIO of Chevron Corp, Mr. Ehrlich has been instrumental in developing an enterprise-wide portfolio model that has driven significant business value for Chevron. Louie and his team achieved this by focusing on initiatives that accelerated business insight for faster, better decision-making; optimizing and integrating business operations and connecting people and processes across the organization. Data has been hugely important to Chevron and Louie and his team go so far as to evaluate and classify data-types based on both quality and on those that provide the most measureable value for the organization. Louie and his team have appreciated that Innovation ranges from seemingly simple changes to complex solutions — all however are focused on making a significant difference in the business.
3:25 – 3:45pm – Break
cid:image009.png@01CE8954.44493670 3:45—4:25 pm Distinguished Speaker: Philippe Marchand Global Head of IT, Novartis Molecular Diagnostics
Philippe Marchand is Global Head of IT for Novartis Molecular Diagnostics since the acquisition of Genoptix by Novartis.  At Genoptix, Dr. Marchand successfully led the IT organization through the creation of the Diagnostics Laboratory, the subsequent IPO, and the acquisition by Novartis. Dr. Marchand was previously founder/cofounder of firms specializing in microfluidics based instrumention and advanced optoelectronic design as well as Research Faculty at UCSD.  Dr. Marchand received a M.S. (Hons.), a Ph.D., and the Research Habilitation in Electrical Engineering from the Université de Haute Alsace, France where he also was a Lavoisier post-doctoral fellow.  Philippe will discuss how Novartis leverages technology to drive business results and manages global innovation in the world’s top 10 largest company in contrast to a small agile organization.
4:25–5:45pm—CIO Mastermind Panel Leading a CIO Renaissance. 
Panelists: Tom Keiser (CIO, GAP Inc.), Philippe Marchand (CIO Novartis MDL), Bill Kelvie (Renaissance CIO, ex of Fannie Mae), Pete Solvik (tentative), (Renaissance CIO, ex of Cisco).
Panel moderated by Mark Raskino and Graham Waller (VP Gartner Executive Programs & author on CIO Leadership).
A panel to hear the inner thinking and interplay between two Renaissance CIOs and two current IT Leaders driving innovation in 2 of the world’s largest companies. Attendees learned from their experience of what has changed and what has stayed the same and benefitted from their hard learned lessons and the key advice they would pass on to the next generation of leaders. Attendees heard how they envisioned that the CIO role would evolve and what factors caused them the most hope and fear.7:00 pm – CELEBRATORY BANQUET
Introductions and Fisher-Hopper Vision by Jim Spitze Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership.
At the Celebratory Banquet the 2nd annual FISHER-HOPPER PRIZE FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN CIO LEADERSHIP was awarded to Chris Hjelm, CIO of Kroger.

 


2012 Event

Seminar: Technology-Enabled Business Breakthroughs – A Landmark CIO Community Event
The Renaissance CIO Banquet Award Ceremony: Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership
September 14, 2012, 12:30 pm to 9 pm

Click here to see the event agenda.

Event Highlights:
The Fisher CIO Leadership Program of the Haas School of Business at UC-Berkeley and Gartner’s Executive Programs team, joined fellow CIOs and special guests at the annual landmark CIO Community Event and Celebratory Banquet. In the afternoon, at UC-Berkeley, Gartner Executive Programs held a seminar on the topic: “New Leadership Skills For CIO’s To Thrive In The Next Decade”, featuring distinguished guest Bob Johansen from the Institute for the Future, and the CIO Mastermind Panel: Leading a CIO Renaissance. In the evening, at the Clarmont Resort Hotel, the Celebratory Banquet honored the Renaissance CIOs and Filippo Passerini, winner of the first Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership.

Watch Filippo Passerini, Procter & Gamble Group President of Global Business Services and CIO, accept the first annual Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership, awarded by the Fisher Center’s CIO Leadership Program.


Detailed Agenda
Jim SpitzeMaureen Stratton 1:00-1:15pm   Welcome and “Meet the Audience”
Jim Spitze, Executive Director, CIO Leadership Program, UC Berkeley and Maureen Stratton, Gartner Executive Partner
Mark McDonald 1:15-2:30pm— Distinguished Speaker & Author:
VP & Gartner Fellow, Mark McDonald

Creating a Digital Difference.
Organizations feel digital in an expanding world of digital possibilities. The challenge is to turn what is possible into what is profitable. Creating a digital difference amplifies rather than automates your enterprise. Advertising and Freemiums are not the only path to digital business success. This session will focus on key concepts to create a digital difference that drives value and revenue.
2:30-3:00 pm—Networking Break
Bob Johansen 3:00-4:15pm— Distinguished Speaker &  Author:
Bob Johansen from the Institute for the Future

New Leadership Skills For CIO’s To Thrive In The Next Decade.
Many forces of change are leading boards of directors to redefine what leadership skills are important today and tomorrow. Dr. Bob Johansen, Distinguished Fellow at Institute for the Future (IFTF), is a ten-year forecaster who has outlived his forecasts more than three times over. Bob will highlight the future leadership skills that will be most important for CIO’s–given the external future forces of the next decade. Bob’s new book is Leaders Make the Future: Ten New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World. Participants will all receive signed copies.
4:15-4:30 pm—Networking Break
4:30–5:40pm—CIO Mastermind Panel
Leading a CIO Renaissance.
Panelists: Thaddeus Arroyo (CIO, AT&T), Dawn Lepore (Renaissance CIO, formerly of Charles Schwab), Dave Smoley (SVP & CIO, Flextronics), Charlie Feld (Renaissance CIO, formerly of FritoLay). Panel moderated by Graham Waller (VP Gartner Executive Programs & author).
A panel to hear the inner thinking and interplay between two Renaissance CIOs and two current IT Leaders driving innovation in 2 of the world’s largest companies. Attendees learned from their experience of what has changed and what has stayed the same and benefitted from their hard learned lessons and the key advice they would pass on to the next generation of leaders. Attendees heard how they envisioned that the CIO role would evolve and what factors caused them the most hope and fear.
7:00 pm – CELEBRATORY BANQUET
Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership.
At the Celebratory Banquet the first Fisher-Hopper Prize For Lifetime Achievement In CIO Leadership was awarded to Filippo Passerini, Procter & Gamble Group President of Global Business Services and CIO.

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