CIOs and Business Leaders to Converge at AGENDA16 to Build the Digital Business

EMC Corporation’s Jeremy Burton to address more than 300 technology and business leaders on digital business transformation

Framingham, Mass. – December 21, 2015 – IDG Enterprise—the leading enterprise technology media company composed of CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World—and the CIO Executive Council will be leading the conversation on strategies for building a digital business at AGENDA16 on March 21-23, 2016 in Amelia Island, Florida. More than 300 senior technology leaders and business stakeholders will gather to share best practices and ask questions as they navigate business changes caused by the latest in transformative technologies, from sensors/the Internet of Things to robotics, sensing technologies, big data and more. We are proud to welcome EMC as the Strategy Partner. As a company that focuses on enabling business transformation through ITaaS, Jeremy Burton, President, Products will speak to how to grow the business through digital transformation.

“Agility is key when companies are looking to excel with a digital first strategy. We enthusiastically welcome EMC as our lead partner, as they have helped many organizations with their digital transformation in the enterprise,” said Adam Dennison, SVP and Publisher, IDG Enterprise. “AGENDA16 will be the epicenter for organizations looking to network and problem solve in areas from innovation and process redesign, to organizational structures and operating models to become a digitally smart business.”

Sessions and Workshops at AGENDA16
Jeremy Burton from EMC will be among good company on the AGENDA16 main stage. Over the three day conference, several dozen companies that are leading their industries in the digital space will take the stage for keynotes, panel discussions and conversations around their formulas for successful change. Sessions will include:

  • Your Digital Maturity: Where Your Organization Needs To Be, Now; Meredith Whalen, SVP, IDC
  • Driving Innovation: The GE FastWorks Approach; Neeraj Vijay, CIO, GE Flow & Process Technologies, GE Oil & Gas
  • Adopting a Change Leadership Mentality: An Interactive Workshop; Carrie Mathews, Senior Director, Client Delivery, CIO Executive Council
  • Agile Business and Bimodal IT: The Great Debate
  • Organizational and Team Structures for Digital Success
  • The Digital Mindset: Creating a Culture
  • Security Threats and Mitigation Best Practices in the Digital Age
  • And many more.

Additionally, the CIO Executive Council (CEC), an advisory service for executive leaders, is creating and producing three breakout sessions at AGENDA16, on leadership topics relevant to building a digital business. These Leadership Studios are: Digital Transformation Vision and Governance, Next-Generation Leadership Master Class, and Advancing Women in Leadership. Each Leadership Studio will feature the perspective of accomplished business leaders, and will have participation opportunities for audience members. In addition, the CEC will present on the main stage an ideation workshop that will engage the entire audience in developing solutions to the most challenging obstacles associated with building a digital business.

“We are excited to contribute a wide variety of leadership insights to the AGENDA16 program via engaging sessions that are typical of the programs the CEC provides to its subscribers year round,” said CEC President Pamela J. Stenson.

Recognizing Business Innovation through Technology
In addition to technology and business leaders sharing strategic best practices and advice, attendees will learn first-hand what their peers have accomplished through the recognition of the 2016 Digital Edge 25 award, Computerworld’s iconic Premier 100 Technology Leaders award and the CIO Executive Council’s Advancing Women in Leadership award.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Join EMC (Strategy Partner), Delphix (Ideas Partner) and Appian (Action Partner) as a partner of the AGENDA16 conference. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Adam Dennison, SVP, publisher, IDG Enterprise at

Event Information
To learn more about AGENDA16, visit Submissions for speaking proposals can be made at

About AGENDA16
March 21-23, 2016 :: Amelia Island, FL ::
is the business leadership conference focused on transforming business for the digital world. Transformation changes how companies look at technology, fostering conversations and partnerships among multiple business stakeholders. AGENDA16 brings together more than 300 senior IT and line of business leaders from a range of industries to develop action plans for the digital transformation at their organizations. This event creates a unique atmosphere for technology solution providers to integrate themselves into discussions during the strategic planning stage.

About IDG Enterprise
IDG Enterprise, an International Data Group (IDG) company, brings together the leading editorial brands (CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World) to serve the information needs of our technology and security-focused audiences.  As the premier hi-tech B2B media company, we leverage the strengths of our premium owned and operated brands, while simultaneously harnessing their collective reach and audience affinity. We provide market leadership and converged marketing solutions for our customers to engage IT and security decision-makers across our portfolio of award-winning websites, events, magazines, products and services.

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About CIO Executive Council
The CIO Executive Council (CEC), a business unit of IDG Communications, was founded to serve the evolving, challenging and demanding role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO). Now in its eleventh year, the CEC has expanded its highly regarded leadership services beyond the realm of the CIO to include professional advisory services for senior leaders throughout all lines of business.

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Lynn Holmlund
Marketing Director
IDG Enterprise
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