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Strategic Planning, IT Alignment & Portfolio Project Scoring For CIOs, CTOs and Digital Leaders

Build Your IT Plan to Align and Support the Companies Vision and Project Priories

In this workshop we'll focus on the key strategies to simplify the alignment and strategic planning process and emerge with an IT plan that is aligned, relevant and achievable.

Included: Learn how to use the one page strategic plan combined with the 10 page overview and a simple portfolio scoring model to engage and align with the business!

This workshop will include:

  • Review the Process to evolve your IT plan key initiatives from the Company Strategic Plan, then translate those IT initiatives into Porfolio Projects. Then work with the business to prioritize the projects to be completed.

  • Understand the strategy, benefits and be able to create both a one-page strategic IT plan combined with the 10 Page Management Overview, with templates included.

  • Keynote Speaker Case Study 1: Learn the Complete Planning Alignment Process from the CIO Of a major Mid Sized Company (See below)

  • Keynote Speaker Case Study 2: Learn how incorporating Agile Concepts into the strategic planning and project management process enables IT to be a driver of corporate agility.

  • Learn from a Keynote Panel of CIOs & Digital Leaders who describe their strategic IT Alignment and Planning process along with lessons learned.

  • Gain an understanding of alignment, strategic mapping up to the project portfolio and portfolio project scoring, combined with Agile techniques for corporate agility.

  • Learn practical and effective ways to communicate with the Business Stakeholders so they are actively involved in the project prioritization process.

Faculty & Agenda:
Check back for new Faculty and Sessions as they are added.

Case Study: Applying IT Business Fusion For Strategic Planning

Join Sai as she walks you thru her complete strategic alignment and planning process!

Sai Prasanna Ravichandran
Director of IT, Morton Arboretum

Sai Ravichandran is an information technology executive with experience in not for profit and academic environments. She is currently the Director of Information Technology at the Morton Arboretum. In her current role, she directs the digital and technology strategy and is responsible for enterprise system and applications, information security and communication and collaboration systems. Prior to the Arboretum, she worked at Western Michigan University and the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center. She is a Kellogg Executive Scholar and holds a Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering from Anna University, India and a Masters in Computer Engineering from Western Michigan University. She is PMP certified and ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt certified.


Adding flexibility through Transitional Roadmaps and Agile Strategic Planning

Join Christine as she walks thru her process for adding agile based processes to the formal Road Mapping and Project Management Process on a 90 day cycle - resulting in a new IT program that supports flexibility and agility in the Enterprise while maintaining longer term vision and mission.


Christine Stone
Global PMO Lead Groupon

Currently leading Groupon’s Global PMO and Agile transformation, Christine honed her skills at VW/Audi, EMC2, McDonald’s and consulting firms. Leading technical change and developing people is a natural part of Christine’s approach, formalized in her graduate work in Organizational Behavior. She is an organic connector of technology and people, a leader who specializes in measurable progress, a mentor to many, a partner to one, a parent of four, and an author of articles on tech strategy and a book on work-life balance called The Parent Track: Work-Life Balance Hacks to Elevate Your Career and Raise Good Humans.


Joaquin Herandez-Rico
Director, Carl Buddig


Action Plan: How to Build a One Page Strategic Plan Combined with 10 Page Management Overview - Includes Template!

Alex Jarett, Founder & CEO
Technology Executives Club® & TechnologyInnovationX™

The Host of CIOs Unleashed!™ Vlog & Podcast. As Executive Director, Alex is also responsibile for our Research, Digital Leadership & Virtual Peer Advisory Programs and overall curriculum programming.

Keynote Panel

Join our Keynote Panel of CIOs, CTOs and Senior Technology, Innovation & Digital executives as they share their hard earned insights on Strategic Planning and IT Alignment and Projects.

Stacey Mansker-Young, Deputy CIO, City of Chicago

Stacey Mansker-Young is currently Deputy Chief Information Officer for the City of Chicago. She has over 20-years of experience in Information Technology Strategies, Organizational Change Management, Strategic Planning for Technology Initiatives, IT Governance, IT Portfolio Management, Project Management, Communication Technology, Financial and Budget Management, Pivoting Workforce, and Policy Programs. She is a Department of State International Exchange Alumni as well as a member of many Professional Affiliations including Advisory Boards, Lecture, and Guest Speaker.

.Christine Stone
Global PMO Lead Groupon

Sai Prasanna Ravichandran
Director of IT, Morton Arboretum
Joaquin Herandez-Rico
Director, Carl Buddig






Questions whether you qualify? Please contact Maria Tuthill at (847) 837-3900 x1


Who Should Attend:

  • CIOs
  • CxOs
  • Chief Innovation Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Chief Marketing Officers
  • Digital Officers
  • VPs & Directors responsible for driving change




Includes On-Demand Version!


10:00 am to 1:00 pm CST

Get the On-Demand Version - Can't make the live event but want the On-Demand Version? Go ahead and register now for early bird pricing to get the On-Demand Version after the event!


Early Bird Pricing Now Available if you register TODAY

Standard Pricing is: $297 per participant

Includes On-Demand Recording!

EARLY Bird Pricing is Now available:
$197 if you register today!


NOTE: If you are a Digital Leadership or Peer Advisory Program Member, save the date and reach out to Maria Directly to Register

Premium Members - Registration STEPS

Digital Leadership & Peer Advisory Members - You receive this Workshop as part of your membership. Reach out to Maria Tuthill to Register.

If you are NOT a member and would like Membership Information Please Fill out the form HERE or contact us at 847-837-3900 x 1, or EMAIL here

Pre-registration required.

Final speakers and topics are subject to change.


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Contact Alex Jarett at 1-847-837-3900 x2.

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