Fisher CIO Leadership Program

Becoming the Digital CIO

Landmark CIO Community Event
Fisher-Hopper Prize Award Ceremony

“Becoming a Digital CIO”

17 September 2015
University of California, Berkeley



The 2015 Event was held on September 17 at the University Club atop UC Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium
For information about previous years’ Fisher-Hopper events, please click here.

Please click here for the event program.


Rebecca RhoadsNews:
Rebecca Rhoads, the CIO of Raytheon Company, has won the 2015 Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership – the most prestigious award in the field of Information Technology Management.

For a complete bio of Ms. Rhoads, please click here [pdf].
To watch Ms. Rhoads acceptance speech, please click 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.

Theme for the Landmark Seminar: Becoming the Digital CIO

Every industry will be digitally re-mastered. Total digital reinvention seen so far in industries like music and photography will occur everywhere. The temptation for many IT organizations in building the digital business is often to focus on technologies first and foremost rather than on people. Successful development of digital business — essential for the survival of every enterprise — demands effective visionary leadership and excellent operational delivery from the Digital CIO and his/her Team. When we refer to the Digital CIO, we mean the CIO who is leading all or part of the technology in an enterprise that has substantially achieved a transformation to a digital business model, or that was born digital.

BECOMING THE DIGITAL CIO means embracing an expanded role overseeing all technology enterprise-wide, driving innovative talent acquisition and development and taking accountability for the creation and delivery of digital business results.

Digitally re-master your own future and interact in plenary sessions and 1:1 meetings with esteemed Berkeley professors, role-model CIOs and distinguished Gartner analysts such as: Professor Dacher Keltner, Patty Hatter, Graham Waller, Patty Morrison and Mark Raskino.

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.

Hosted by:

UC Berkeley

Sponsored by:

Cognizant Technology
Spencer Stuart

Event Program
Landmark CIO Community Event
Becoming a Digital CIO

September 17, 2015 – The University Club, UC Berkeley


7:30 Check-in & Networking

7:45 CIO Peer Networking and Breakfast
One-on-One Meeting with Speakers (optional, pre-registration req’d)

8:45 Please Be Seated
Jim Spitze, Executive Director, Fisher CIO Leadership Program
Welcoming Remarks
Prof. Terry Hendershott, Faculty Director, Fisher CIO Leadership Program
Meet the Audience
Michael de Paauw, Gartner Executive Partner

9:00 Keynote: Digital to the Core – Re-mastering Industries
As digital goes to the core of products and services across industries, the rules of the game are being rewritten. To survive and thrive requires an astute understanding of these market-forces. This session will explore the key digital era forces and the outside-in thinking needed to re-master your industry and remodel your enterprise.
Mark Raskino, Gartner Fellow

10:00 CIO Peer Networking and Refreshment Break
One-on-One Meeting with Speakers (optional, pre-registration req’d)

10:30 Keynote: Born to Be Good
Healthy organizations are where people are happy. Emotions lie at the core of human nature and shape our behavior and they just may be the key to understanding how we can live better lives and cultivate healthy organizations.
Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology, UC-Berkeley

11:30 CIO Mastermind Panel #1: Becoming the Digital CIO
Moderators: Mark Raskino and Graham Waller
Panelists: Debra Jensen, CIO, Charlotte Russe
Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology, UC-Berkeley
Tom Keiser, former CIO, The Gap


12:30 CIO Peer Networking and Luncheon
One-on-One Meeting with Speakers (optional, pre-registration req’d)

1:30  Year Up: A New Pipeline for Talent
Jay Banfield, Year Up Bay Area Executive Director

1:45  Keynote: Being a Digital CIO
What it takes to foster enduring innovation & competitive advantage
Patty Morrison, EVP & CIO, Cardinal Health

2:45 Keynote: Remake Yourself as a Digital Business Leader
Today’s digitally turbo-charged market forces are creating an unique and challenging context in which to lead, rendering many traditional leadership norms as ill suited, or even impediments for success. In this session we will explore the mindset of a contemporary digital leader, along with leadership personas best suited to lead and win in the digital business era.
Graham Waller, Gartner Fellow, author of “The CIO Edge”

3:45 CIO Peer Networking and Refreshment Break
One-on-One Meeting with Speakers (optional, pre-registration req’d)

4:15 CIO Mastermind Panel #2: Mastering Digital Business Leadership
Moderators: Mark Raskino and Graham Waller
Panelists: Patty Morrison, EVP & CIO, Cardinal Health
Prof. Michael Franklin, The Siebel Chair, Dept. of Computer Science, UC-Berkeley
Curt Aubley, VP & CTO of Intel’s Data Center Group
and General Manager Innovation, Pathfinding, and Architecture Group (IPAG)
Yvonne Wassenaar, CIO, New Relic, Inc.

5:15 Wrap-up and Dinner Logistics
Michael de Paauw, Gartner Executive Partner

Event Program
Renaissance CIO Banquet
Fisher-Hopper Prize Award Ceremony

September 17, 2015 – The Faculty Club, UC Berkeley


6:00   Reception
in the John Galen Howard Lounge

6:55   Please Be Seated
Jim Spitze, Executive Director, Fisher CIO Leadership Program

Renaissance CIO Banquet
in the Great Hall of the Faculty Club

7:45   Fisher-Hopper Prize Award Ceremony

Welcoming Remarks
Rich Lyons, Dean, Haas School of Business

7:55   Announcement of the Winner of the 2015 Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership
Introduction by Jim Spitze
Announcement of 2015 winner by Patty Morrison, 2014 winner
Video: Acceptance speech by 2015 winner, Rebecca Rhoads
Response by Patty Morrison
Remarks by Jo Hopper
Remarks by Naveen Zutshi representing the Fisher Family
Closing Remarks by Jim Spitze

9:00   End of Banquet (time approximate)

Watch Rebecca Rhoads accept the Fisher-Hopper Award:

Speaker and Honoree Biographies

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.


Patty MorrisonPatty Morrison
Executive Vice-President, Customer Care Shared Services & CIO, Cardinal Health

Patty Morrison is Executive Vice president, Customer Care Shared Services and Chief Information Officer of Cardinal Health, a Fortune 21 health care products and services company dedicated to improving the cost-effectiveness of health care. In this role, Morrison is responsible for the company’s enterprise-wide information technology. She is also responsible for the Customer Contact Centers and Contracts and Pricing.

Previously, Morrison has served as EVP and CIO for Motorola and Office Depot, Inc.; and senior-level information technology positions at General Electric Co., PepsiCo, Inc., The Procter & Gamble Co. and The Quaker Oats Co. Morrison’s reach within the IT and business community has spanned 30 years, across five different industries. She has broad expertise in managing complex, multi-business shared services. Morrison was recently named to the board of directors of Splunk, a tech start-up founded to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. Morrison holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics and statistics and a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio graduating summa cum laude in 1980.


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)


Rebecca RhoadsRebecca Rhoads
Rebecca Rhoads, President, Global Business Services & Chief Information Officer, Raytheon Company

Rebecca R. Rhoads is president of Global Business Services and chief information officer of Raytheon. Rhoads was appointed president of Raytheon’s Global Business Services (GBS) in December 2013, to facilitate expansion of common business operations across the company’s enterprise service delivery areas, including sectors of Raytheon’s supply chain management, finance, Information Technology (IT), human resources and advanced media functions. Rhoads also serves as Executive Diversity Champion for Raytheon and leads the Executive Diversity Leadership Team, delivering accountability for diversity at the most senior level of the company. As the CIO of Raytheon since April 2001, Rhoads is responsible for Information Technology strategy, functions, processes, and people companywide and globally.

Rhoads has more than 35 years of experience within the defense industry. While working in Engineering and Operations, she held various assignments of increasing responsibility at General Dynamics, Hughes and Raytheon. Throughout her career, Rhoads has received numerous awards and recognition, including: Corporate America Top 100 Influential Leaders, CIO Hall of Fame and Top 50 Women in Technology. Rhoads has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from California Polytechnic University. She also holds a master’s degree in the executive management program from the University of California at Los Angeles Anderson Graduate School of Business Management.

For a complete bio of Ms. Rhoads, please click here [pdf].


Graham WallerGraham Waller
Graham Waller, Vice-President of Research, Gartner

Graham Waller is a Vice President and Analyst in the Digital Business Leadership research team. He works primarily with CIOs and executive-level digital leaders with an emphasis on contemporary leadership (i.e., fit for “digital era purpose”) and realizing business advantage via technology. Mr. Waller is a co-author of the Gartner book “The CIO Edge: Seven Leadership Skills You Need to Drive Results” (Harvard Business Review Press, 2010). He is also a co-author of the 2014 CIO Agenda, “Taming the Digital Dragon” and the 2015 CIO Agenda, “Flipping to Digital Leadership.” Most recently, he has been conducting major research into digital business leadership that will result in an upcoming Gartner book, “Digital to the Core” (Bibliomotion, October 2015), of which he will be a co-author.


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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