The role of today’s CIO is changing. Join this event for tips on how to keep up.

CIOs today are in the midst of transformational shifts in the way business is done, the role of technology and the IT solutions themselves. As a result, the role of the CIO is evolving at a fast pace. Consider: 

  • In the immediate future, a majority of CIOs will come from a non-IT background.
  • CIOs are now focused on building the right organizational structure and efficiently managing their resources and vendors – not directly controlling IT. 
  • The best CIOs are considered among the most influential business transformation leaders, breaking down organizational barriers and enabling new revenue potential. 

Join this online event to learn about how to embrace these changes through topics like communicating with the CEO, shifting objectives to align with business goals and hiring with new skills sets in mind.

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Ramón Baez, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer, HP

Ramón Baez is Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer of HP, responsible for the global information technology (IT) strategy and all of the company's IT assets that support HP employees and help drive strategic company priorities. This includes worldwide application development, the company’s private cloud, IT security, data management, technology infrastructure, and telecommunication networks.

Baez’s career spans more than three decades with global Fortune 100 companies in industries including manufacturing, packaged goods, aerospace and defense, and products and services for the scientific community.

Prior to HP, Baez was vice president of information technology services and CIO of Kimberly-Clark Corp., where he was responsible for leading the company’s enterprise-wide information systems initiatives. Before Kimberly-Clark, Baez served in CIO roles for Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. and Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solution group. He began his career at Northrop Grumman, where he spent 25 years and finished as CIO for its electronics systems sensor sector.

Baez graduated from the University of La Verne in California in 1994, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Nigel Fenwick, Vice President, Principal Analyst serving CIOs, Forrester Research, Inc.

Nigel serves business technology leaders, focusing on the role of technology as an enabler of business outcomes. His research focuses on the intersection of technology and marketing and includes coverage of business and technology strategy, digital business, social business strategy, marketing technology, and technology trends and their impact on competitive advantage.

Since becoming an executive director and CIO at Reebok UK at the age of 26, Nigel has consistently led many technology industry trends: He was the first CIO to partner with Infosys to pioneer the offshore development model; he was the first CIO to introduce a marketing role to IT; and he was an early advocate of the business relationship management role that is now so critical to many IT organizations. Nigel went on to a successful career in technology marketing at Radius Retail and Transatlantic Software before releasing his inner entrepreneur, starting up an eCommerce research publishing business and a GPS fleet management software business. He joined Forrester as the general manager and practice leader of the IT Leadership Boards business in 2006, growing the business more than 300% in three years. Having spent equal time over his career in IT, marketing, and general management, Nigel now brings a unique business technology perspective to his research at Forrester.

As an analyst, Nigel's leading-edge research focuses on business at the intersection of marketing and technology. Recognized as a visionary with insight into emerging trends, Nigel has published leading research on social business strategy, business technology strategy, innovation, retail, and marketing. His latest research on digital business examines the fundamental business changes needed in the digital economy.

Nigel holds a B.A. (Hons) in computing in business from the University of Huddersfield and an M.B.A. with concentrations in marketing and international business from Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick.

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