CXO Insights: Managing your Success in the Global Economy of Business and Technology


Your career success is no longer limited by local competition. Learn how the global economy impacts your success as the world of business and technology are colliding. What is the result? Opportunity. Amazon's recent purchase of Whole Foods is an example of a digital company acquiring a brick and mortar corporation. Is managing a digital company the same as a brick and mortar company? Learn how you can grow your career in this new global economy and help your CXOs overcome these challenges.

- Digital Disruption & Strategy
- Global Operating Model
- Cyber Security
- Machine Learning
- Organization structure and jobs

Featured Speakers

Ken Venner is Chief Information Officer at Space X. Ken's focus is to deliver Information Systems and Technology services that are "Like Air", enabling SpaceX's engineers and scientists to propel mankind forward as a multi-planetary species. The SpaceX team expects and demands the IT infrastructure be invisible to them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition, Venner's organization is challenged to design and deploy capabilities with a 99.9% up time (planned and unplanned). Prior to SpaceX, Ken was EVP of Corporate Services and Chief Information Officer at Broadcom Corporation from 2000-2011.

Carol Fawcett is Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Golden State Foods, one of the largest diversified suppliers to the Quick Service Restaurant and retail industries. Prior to joining GSF, Carol served as CIO of Dell Software from 2012-2017 leading teams through an IT transformation resulting in a fully automated, simplified IT footprint that delivered significant efficiency and innovation opportunities across 6 separate businesses lines. Prior to Dell, Carol served as CIO at Quest Software from 2000-2012.

Peter Girgis is Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Technology for Dunn-Edwards Corporation. Dunn-Edwards is a leading manufacturer and supplier of architectural and industrial coatings (paints) in the Southwest. Prior to Dunn-Edwards, Peter was Vice President of IT for Vizio as a member of the executive leadersthip team and oversight committee. Visio develops consumer electronics. They are known for aggressively pricing their HDTVs against major competitors. Prior to Visio, Peter held technology leaderships roles with Harman International, Warner Bros., and Cardinal Health.

Glenn Chisolm is co-founder of Obsidian Security, a Southern California company specializing in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence operating in hybrid-cloud environments.Glenn is also a board member for Hexadite, that harnesses artificial intelligence that automatically investigates every cyber alert.

Moderator: Liz Kraninger is Senior Vice President at Pimco, a global investment management firm. She manages the Program Management Office for PIMCO Technology and has over 17 years of experience in IT. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2006, Ms. Kraninger ran her own independent consulting firm working with Fortune 500 companies to implement large scale CRM systems. She started her career at Accenture consulting and received her B.S. in Biology from University of California, Los Angeles.



Schedule of Events

6:00pm - Registration, Networking and appetizers
6:15pm - Introductions
6:30pm - Panel Discussion
7:45pm - Raffle Prizes!
8:00pm - Adjourn

Meeting Notes

Appetizers and beverages are provided. If you or your company wish to host or sponsor an event, please ask one of the leadership team members located on the WITI.com Orange County home page.