UC Berkeley's
Fisher CIO Leadership Program


Gartner Executive Programs

UC Berkeley

invite you to join us for a once-in-a-lifetime three part gathering:

A Landmark CIO Community Event

The Renaissance CIO Banquet

Award Ceremony:
    The Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership

September 14, 2012

Click here to see the agenda.

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.

We invite you to attend on September 14th a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of the best and the brightest of the CIO profession - the famous "Renaissance CIOs" of Cisco, Charles Schwab, Chemical Bank, City of Cleveland, Fannie Mae, FritoLay, Marriott Int'l, Merrill-Lynch, and WalMart plus the current CIOs of AT&T, Flextronics, The Gap, Proctor & Gamble, UPS, and many others.

This award will conclude a very thorough candidate selection process developed by a "Judges Committee" consisting of Bruce Rogow (ex EVP of Gartner and then of Nolan, Norton & Company), Harvey Koeppel (current Executive Director of IBM's 2200 member Center for CIO Leadership), and Bob Concannon (Head of the IT Officers Practice for Korn-Ferry). Mr. Koeppel and Mr. Concannon will jointly introduce the prize awarding segment of the evening. It is our intention that in the years ahead the Fisher-Hopper Prize will become our nation's most widely recognized and respected award for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership.

Attendance in this very special event is limited.  Reservations are required.  If you are a C-level executive or aspire to that level, please join us.  Seats are $200/person or $1600 for a table of ten or $1280 for a table of eight.

We are already aware that many of the Renaissance CIOs will be attending with their spouses or significant others. We encourage you to consider doing the same. This is a "proper business attire" event. "Black Tie" is not required but certainly acceptable if you wish to thus honor the extraordinary attendees whose careers this event is designed to celebrate.

To make a reservation, click here to visit our reservation and payment page.

We are pleased and honored that Gartner is assisting us with this event and is co-sponsoring the afternoon portion.

If you have any questions, please contact Jim Spitze at jim_spitze@haas.berkeley.edu


James M. Spitze, Executive Director,
Fisher CIO Leadership Program
Haas School of Business, UC-Bekeley
Chm, Sequoia Strategy Group/SCC Inc.
510-528-8231 ofc-Berkeley
559-787-2241 ofc-Sanger
510-409-2888 mobile

Detailed Agenda


12:45pm Sharp - Shuttle Departs Claremont Resort Hotel
(Parking is available at the Claremont Hotel. Shuttle is provided from Claremont to UC Berkeley due to limited parking at UC Berkeley. The shuttle will return to Claremont Hotel for Cocktails, Networking and Banquet dinner.)

Jim Spitze

Maureen Stratton


1:00-1:15pm   Welcome and “Meet the Audience”

Jim Spitze
Executive Director, CIO Leadership Program
UC Berkeley


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 once in a lifetime opportunity to hear the inner thinking and interplay between two Renaissance CIOs and two of the current Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement CIO nominees. Learn from their experience of what has changed and what has stayed the same. Benefit from their hard learned lessons and the key advice they would pass on to the next generation of leaders. Understand the key ‘moments of truth’ that drove their success and shaped their careers. Hear how they envision the CIO role will evolve and what factors cause them the most hope and fear. Grasp the opportunity to ask your own questions of this unique gathering of world-class CIO leaders.






                   Claremont Hotel


Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership.
At the Celebratory Banquet we will award the first Fisher-Hopper Prize For Lifetime Achievement In CIO Leadership.  This prize will be awarded annually in memory of two extraordinary individuals, Don Fisher, the co-founder of The Gap, and Max Hopper, the author of American Airline's SABRE Systems.  The prize is intended to honor a currently active CIO for his or her lifetime achievements in CIO Leadership. The Haas School's desire is that this prize become, in the years ahead, the most widely recognized and respected award for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership.


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