Fisher CIO Leadership Program

Driving Digital Disruption

Landmark CIO Community Event
Fisher-Hopper Prize Award Ceremony

Driving Digital Disruption
Creating Business Value

29 September 2016
University of California, Berkeley


Karenann TerrellNews:
Karenann Terrell, the Executive VP and CIO of Wal-Mart, will be awarded the 2016 Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership – the most prestigious award in the field of Information Technology Management – at this event.

Driving disruption exposes the digital capability gaps and missing synergies that make established companies and institutions vulnerable for digital competitors. Business and IT leaders should make value creation and delivery explicit to maximize opportunities, mitigate threats and augment digital capabilities.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley
  • Patty Hatter, VP&GM, Intel Security Professional Services
  • Sheila Jordan, SVP & CIO, Symantec
  • Dale Kutnick , SVP & Emeritus Distinguished Analyst, Gartner Inc.
  • Brad Peterson, EVP & CIO, NASDAQ
  • DuWayne Peterson, former EVP & CIO, Merrill-Lynch
  • Rebecca Rhoads, President Global Business Services, Raytheon
  • Graham Waller, VP & Distinguished Analyst, Gartner Inc.

This event is invitation-only (registration is available 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 2015 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
Driving Digital Disruption, Creating Business Value

September 29, 2016 – The University Club, Memorial Stadium, UC Berkeley


7:30 Registration desk opens

7:45 CIO Peer Networking Breakfast

8:30 Welcoming Remarks
Jim Spitze, Executive Director, Fisher CIO Leadership Program

8:45 Keynote: Driving Digital Disruption,  Creating Business Value
  The pressure on CIOs and business leaders to exploit digitalization will intensify during the next 3 years. This will engender many false starts and failures; success and enterprise value will be realized by developing new business and economic models, supported by different metrics and leading indicators.
Dale Kutnick (SVP Emeritus Distinguished Analyst, Gartner CIO Research Group)

9:45 CIO Peer Networking and Refreshment Break

10:00 Keynote: The Future is Watching: What we saw & What we didn’t see
How two generations of CIOs evaluate(d) the future during their tenures; how many of these things are still with us, and what are the things they did not see coming…
DuWayne Peterson, former EVP & CIO of Merrill Lynch
Brad Peterson, CIO of NASDAQ

11:00 CIO Mastermind Panel #1: Driving Digital Disruption
Moderator: Dale Kutnick (SVP Emeritus Distinguished Analyst, Gartner CIO Research Group)
Panelists: Patty Hatter, VP&GM, Intel Security Professional Services
Tom Keiser, Zendesk
Brad Peterson, CIO, NASDAQ
DuWayne Peterson, former EVP & CIO, Merrill-Lynch


12:00 Buffet Luncheon
& 2016 Group photo

1:00 Silicon Valley Start-up:
Mr. Jyoti Bansal, Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Strategist of AppDynamics

1:15 KEYNOTE: Notes on Driving Digital Disruption
What it takes to foster enduring innovation and competitive advantage
Sheila Jordan, SVP & CIO, Symantec

2:15 KEYNOTE: Harnessing the Power of Digital Disruption
While the world is moving forward at breakneck speed, the core beliefs wired into our brains often are not. A leader’s capacity to evolve their mindset and leadership ahead of the next ‘S-Curve’ will be a prerequisite for sustained digital-era success.
Graham Waller, Gartner Fellow, author of “The CIO Edge”

3:15 Networking Break

3:30 KEYNOTE: The Paradox of Power
Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology, UC-Berkeley

Dacher Keltner explains the secret to gaining and keeping power: focus on the good of others

4:30 CIO Mastermind Panel #2: Creating new business value/models
Moderator: Graham Waller
Panelists: Rebecca Rhoads, President, Global Business Services at Raytheon
Michael Leckie, Chief Learning Officer, GE
Sheila Jordan, SVP & CIO, Symantec
Ralph Loura, CIO, Rodan&Fields


5:30 Wrap-up and Dinner Logistics
Michael de Paauw, Gartner Executive Partner

Event Program
Renaissance CIO Banquet
Fisher-Hopper Prize Award Ceremony

September 29, 2016 – The Faculty Club, UC Berkeley


6:00 Reception
in the John Galen Howard Lounge

Welcoming Remarks
Rich Lyons, Dean, Haas School of Business

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

7:55 Announcement of the Winner of the 2016 Fisher-Hopper Prize
for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership

Introduction by Jim Spitze
Announcement of 2016 winner by Rebecca Rhoads, 2015 winner
Acceptance speech by 2016 winner
Remarks by Jo Hopper
Remarks by the Fisher Family
Closing Remarks by Jim Spitze

9:00 End of Banquet (time approximate)

Speaker and Honoree Biographies


Karenann TerrellKarenann Terrell
Executive Vice President and CIO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
2016 Winner of the 2016 Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership

Karenann Terrell is executive vice president and chief information officer for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. She has responsibility for the company’s global technology including stores and clubs, supply chain, merchandising, security, data/analytics and enterprise infrastructure. Karenann leads a team who develop innovative technology solutions to help customers get the products they want, in the way they choose, whether it be in stores and clubs, online or via mobile device. Karenann joined Walmart in 2010. Previously, she was chief information officer of Baxter International, Inc. and chief information officer of the Chrysler Group and Mercedes-Benz North America. She began her career at General Motors where her responsibilities included automotive manufacturing and engineering as well as brand development at Cadillac.

Karenann serves on the board of directors for Yihaodian, a fast-growing eCommerce company in China, and is a member of the board of trustees for the New York Hall of Science, a hands-on science and technology center. She also serves on the President’s Global Council of Women Leaders at Walmart and is executive sponsor of its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives. In 2013, Karenann was named CIO of the Year by the National Association of Software & Services Companies (NASSCOM).She has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in the Automotive Business by Automotive News. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Kettering University and a master’s degree from Purdue University, both in electrical engineering.


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.

Sheila JordanSheila Jordan
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Symantec

Sheila Jordan was appointed Symantec’s chief information officer in February 2014. In this role, she is responsible for driving the company’s information technology strategy and operations with a focus on building and supporting the global information technology effort.

Prior to joining Symantec, Jordan spent nine years at Cisco, where she served as senior vice president of IT, communication and collaboration. She was responsible for delivering and integrating key IT services for Cisco’s global workforce, including the development of the company’s WebEx Social Collaboration platform, the deployment of all emerging technologies, mobility services, and desktop strategy. Previously, Jordan held leadership roles at Grand Circle Corporation, as chief information officer and executive vice president, where she was responsible for developing the company’s technical strategy, and at The Walt Disney Company, where she was a senior vice president for Destination Disney and vice president of marketing and sales finance. Outside of work, she is a frequent speaker on topics addressing collaboration, mobility, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) issues, and women’s leadership. She also serves as a director for NextSpace, a provider of innovative physical and virtual infrastructure for entrepreneurs, and sits on the CIO Advisory Board for SnapLogic. Jordan received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida and an M.B.A. from the Florida Institute of Technology.


Dale KutnickDale Kutnick
Senior Vice President Emeritus & Distinguished Analyst, Gartner CIO Research Group
Dale Kutnick is Senior Vice President, Emeritus, and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner. His primary responsibilities are working with CIOs and senior business leaders to help them better manage and exploit technology and information to drive business transformation and enablement. From 2007 to 2013, he was global leader of Gartner’s Executive Programs, which more than doubled its contract value and dramatically enhanced customer engagement during that period. Mr. Kutnick is a regular speaker at Gartner events, and he works directly with numerous CIOs and senior executives on IT-enabled business initiatives and strategies.

Mr. Kutnick joined Gartner in 2005 following the company’s acquisition of META Group, where he was co-founder and Chairman of the Boardand also served as President, CEO and Research Director of META Group from its inception in 1989 until 2003. Before co-founding META Group, Mr. Kutnick was Executive Vice President of Research with Gartner and an Executive Vice President at Gartner Securities. Prior to joining Gartner, he was Executive Director and Research Director at Yankee Group, a technology research and consulting firm, and a principal at Battery Ventures, a venture capital firm. He served on the Board of Directors of First Albany Corp. and its successor, Broadpoint Securities (BPSG), from 2005 through 2008. He currently serves on the board of i.c. stars (Chicago), on the board of Riverkeeper (Ossining, New York), on the Clinical Advisory Board of Ipsen Pharma (Paris) and on the Technical Advisory Board at Danbury Hospital. Mr. Kutnick is a graduate of Yale University.


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.


Brad PetersonBrad Peterson
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology/Chief Information Officer (CTO/CIO), Nasdaq

Brad Peterson currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Chief Information Officer (CTO/CIO) for Nasdaq. He previously served as CIO and EVP for Schwab Technology Services (STS), responsible for Schwab’s technology innovation, development, infrastructure and operations.

In addition to leading Schwab’s technology enterprise, Peterson also had responsibility for Project Services (which covered the planning, coordination and financial management of all company-wide projects) and Offshore Services (leveraging third-party offshore capabilities whenever appropriate). Peterson also served as CIO at eBay for five years. Prior to eBay, Peterson was the Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Epoch Securities after its merger with Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. He has also held senior executive positions at companies including Epoch Partners, Schwab, Pacific Bell Wireless and Pacific Telesis (now part of AT&T). He earned his master’s degree in management at MIT Sloan School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in systems science and economics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).


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

Ms. Rebecca R. Rhoads has been the President of the Global Business Services (GBS) Group at Raytheon Company since December 20, 2013 and has been its Vice President since April 2001. Ms. Rhoads is responsible for developing and implementing company-wide information systems and policies. Ms. Rhoads serves as the Chief Information Officer of Raytheon Company until January 1, 2016. She served as Chief Information Officer of Raytheon Company from April 2001 to December 2013. Previous roles at Raytheon include Vice President of Information Systems Technology in the Electronic Systems segment since February 2000 and as Vice President of Information Technology, Defense Systems business unit of Raytheon Systems Company since July 1999. From 1996 to 1999, Ms. Rhoads served as Director of the Raytheon Test Systems Design Center.

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.


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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