Annual CxO Summit - 2016

November 15, 12:30pm, PST - 5:00pm, PST

Citrix Systems
4988 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA


Making IT a Team Sport

Download Slide Presentations:  Session 1       Session 2        Session 4     Session 5

As IT’s role continues to evolve from a back-office efficiency tool to a strategic enabler, the success of non-IT leaders and CIOs has become inextricably linked. Our CxO Summit this year is designed to facilitate productive dialogue and accelerate collaboration between CIOs, CMIOs, IT leaders and their non-IT executive colleagues.

Join us to explore key developments and continuous evolution in technology that are reshaping the health care.

We are strongly encouraging CIOs, CMIOs, and IT leaders to invite, and attend with, their non-IT "C-suite buddy" to lay the foundation of a conversation that will continue within their organizations. 

Stay for networking happy hour with wine and appetizers

Here’s a look at our agenda:

Keynote: What's on the Hearts and Minds of Today's Leading CxOs?

2016 brought with it some big changes in health care. Be ready for 2017 and join us for an unbiased overview of the current industry trends. Ernie Hood, Senior Research Director, The Advisory Board Company, will discuss the most important IT-related issues facing hospital leaders today and provide guidance on actions to take now to address these issues.

This keynote session will:

  • Highlight current forces and trends transforming health care
  • Identify key developments and changes in technology that could help reshape the health care industry
  • Provide examples of successful IT-driven innovations to meet the escalating demands for affordability, accessibility, and quality
  • Lay the foundation to structure a productive dialogue between IT leaders and their non-IT executive colleagues

Bring your most pressing health care problems and listen to one of the most seasoned industry analysts talking through the top forces shifting the landscape of the health care market.

Session 2: What’s the Trouble with Health IT?  

Is technology really killing the practice of medicine? Or is medicine impeding the benefits of technology? This session examines evolutionary pressures on US health systems, EHRs and challenges for clinical adoption and value.  Industry advisor Vi Shaffer will discuss the challenges and imperatives for clinical transformation.

We will:

  • Explore the core issues around what it means to be a doctor in the digital age
  • Look at the most common concerns regarding EHRs and health care IT, and understand how to address them and handle physician pushback
  • Discuss ways to bridge the gaps between providers and IT in the era of accountability

Session 3: New Models of Care and the Hospital of Future

Implementing new care models and building the hospital of future to compete in the new health care economy requires a smart strategy – one that balances the right resources with smart application of technology in a supportive, and even transformational capacity. And this must be accomplished while supporting health care payment transformation in a more value-based world.

Join our panel of executives from progressive organizations as they:

  • Discuss IT-enabled innovations powering new models of care delivery
  • Explore tools, tactics, and roadmap to make new care model innovations scale
  • Discuss strategies to meet new market demands and rising expectations
  • Review technologies worth investing in and share how to map future strategy to IT

Closing Keynote Panel: IT Essentials for Non-IT Leaders

It is not uncommon for non-IT executives to complain that they don’t really understand what IT does and how it operates.  In this session, our panel of IT and non-IT executives discuss what “must know” IT-related topics to educate non-IT leaders on, how to empower them to successfully fulfill IT-related responsibilities, and how to start meaningful dialogue and improve decision making among IT and non-IT leaders.

You will learn:

  • How to facilitate meaningful dialogue and improve decision making among IT and non-IT leaders
  • Trigger actions required by non-IT leaders to maximize IT-enabled value
  • Identify critical knowledge areas and “must know” IT-related topics to help educate non-IT leaders



Registration and Check-in


Light Salad Bar Lunch      Sponsored by 

12:30p – 12:45p

Welcome and Opening Remarks

12:45p – 1:45p

Opening Keynote:

Ernie Hood, MBA, Sr Research Dir., The Advisory Board Company


1:45p – 2:45p

Session 2:

Vi Shaffer, Research VP, Gartner


2:45p – 3:00p

Coffee Break

3:00p – 3:15p

HIMSS NorCal Updates

3:15p – 4:15p

Session 3 (Panel):

Susan Fernyak, CMO (interim), San Mateo Medical Center

Albert Chan, M.D., M.S., VP, Chief of Digital Patient Experience, Sutter Health
Lisa M. Grisim, RN, MSN, VP and Associate CIO, Stanford Children’s Health
Greg Walton, CIO, El Camino Hospital


4:15p – 4:30p

Spotlight Session: Best Hospital IT Department 2016 Awardee: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Ed Kopetsky, Chief Information Officer, Stanford Children's Health


4:30p – 5:30p

Closing Keynote (Panel):

Ernie Hood, MBA

Pamela Hudson, RN, COO, Center for Digital Health Innovation at UCSF
Ed Kopetsky, Chief Information Officer, Stanford Children's Health
Mark Zielazinski, Chief I&T Integration Ofr, Marin General Hospital


5:30p - 6:30p

Networking Happy Hour         Sponsored by