The Studio for Technology Leaders

The Studio US

The Country Music Hall of Fame

Oct 28th - 30th 2024

Embrace the Unique Vibe of Nashville

Join our community of CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, and digital and data leaders to redefine the technology landscape through innovative conversations, set against the vibrant backdrop of the iconic Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville
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Where Innovation Strikes a Chord with Leadership

In a world where technology conferences often blur into a monotonous sequence of predictable agendas and familiar faces, The Studio USA emerges as a beacon of inspiration and excitement. Hosted in the vibrant heart of Nashville at the iconic Country Music Hall of Fame, this event from 28th to 30th October 2024 promises to break the mould of conventional tech gatherings.

Bid farewell to forgettable conference halls and step into an experience that resonates with the spirit of innovation and leadership. The Studio USA is not just an event; it's a celebration of technology, diversity, and creativity. Described by attendees as the most memorable tech event in decades, it marries the best of both worlds: engaging, hybrid discussions with digital and C-suite leaders, and unforgettable VIP experiences

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Build your profile at The Studio USA

Build your profile

Immerse yourself in insightful conversations and high-quality debates alongside our community of CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, and digital and data leaders captured on camera to share with a global audience.
Unforgettable experiences at The Studio USA

Unforgettable Experiences

Extraordinary experiences foster deep connections and collaboration among technology's brightest minds, setting the stage for relationships and innovations unlike any other.

Top C-Suite Awards at The Studio USA

Top 100 C-suite awards

Celebrate exceptional talent and leadership among our Top 100 Global winners. Hear from inspirational winners and Judges as they discuss their journey to success.

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Nashville Advisory Board

Our inaugural Nashville Advisory Board, comprising leading CEOs, CIOs and CTOs from across the globe, is helping HotTopics to shape the content and experiences at The Studio US.

Joanna Pamphilis

Joanna Pamphilis

CDIO, UniCredit

Barry Vandervier

Barry Vandervier

Board Director, Datacor

Eric Sigurdson

Eric Sigurdson

CIO Practice Leader, Russell Reynolds Associates

Tanya Hannah

Tanya Hannah

CIO North America, Aon

Randi Levin

Randi Levin

White House Advisor, The White House

Jim Spanfeller

Jim Spanfeller

CEO, G/O Media

Jo Drake

Jo Drake

CIO, The Hut Group

Mark Settle

Mark Settle

Former CIO, Okta

Mel Reyes

Mel Reyes

Global CIO & CISO, Getaround

Paul Coby

Paul Coby

CIO, Persimmon Homes

Robert Sheesley

Robert Sheesley

CIO, Wrench Group

Steph Solyon

Steph Solyon

CxO,

Walt Carter

Walt Carter

Former CDO & CIO, Homestar Financial Corporation

Tom Tang

Tom Tang

CTO, MotorPoint

Jess Evans

Jess Evans

Former CIO, Vanderbilt

Kevin Eyres

Kevin Eyres

Board Member, Essentia Analytics

Lee Fulmer

Lee Fulmer

Chairman, Reporting and Data Standards Transformation Board, Bank of England

Howard Miller

Howard Miller

CIO, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Caroline Caruthers

Caroline Caruthers

Chief Executive, Carruthers and Jackson

Elise Cambournac

Elise Cambournac

President & CEO, Greater Nashville Technology Council

Adriana Graham

Adriana Graham

Sr. Director Information Technology, Tyson Foods

Mark Staples

Mark Staples

SVP of IT | CIO | CISO, College of Charleston

Conor Whelan

Conor Whelan

CIOO, Experian

Gernette Wright

Gernette Wright

IT Security Officer, Schneider Electric

Yuri Aguiar

Yuri Aguiar

Chief Enterprise Data Officer, WPP

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Connect with

C-Suite leaders

Shell
HSBC
Verizon
AstraZeneca
Unilever
Diageo
BT
Experian
GE
NTT Ltd.
Boeing
American Airlines
Cisco
Oracle
Target
ForgeRock
AXA
Airbus
Telefonica
BASF
Carrefour
Ericsson
Bayer
Schneider Electric
BUPA
Santander
Allen & Overy
Asda
Beiersdorf
ALDI
Costa Coffee
Volvo
Amazon
HMRC
BEIS
Bank of England
Yum Brands
Persimmon Homes
Cigna
AT&T
Generali
Walgreens

The agenda

Step into a world of innovation across three studios, featuring an unparalleled lineup of leaders from world-class brands and organisations. With tech visionaries gathering at our hybrid event, witness firsthand where the future of business is headed.

Be part of the leading c-suite community

 

07:45 → 11:00
Sunrise Tour and Breakfast
Networking
THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM & BAR TENN
Begin your day with inspiration: Enjoy a Sunrise Tour at The Ryman Auditorium, followed by a thought-provoking breakfast discussion at Bar Tenn.
10:30 → 13:00
Downtime
13:00 → 16:30
Lunch & Insights: From Distillery to Studio B
Networking
DOWNTOWN LUNCH
Join us for a curated-themed lunch paired with a vibrant discussion on the latest industry insights. Post-lunch, enjoy an exclusive tour of the legendary Studio B
16:30 → 18:00
Downtime
18:00 → 22:00
Wild Horse Saloon Experience: Dinner, Crafts, and Country Fun
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Wild Horse Saloon
Dive into Nashville's spirit at Wild Horse Saloon with a mix of dinner, discussion, custom hat-making, line dancing, and networking. Experience the local vibe, connect with peers, and enjoy a memorable evening
06:30 → 07:30
Morning City Run
Networking
DOWNTOWN
09:00 → 09:15
Registrations, Networking and Breakfast
Networking
FOYER
09:00 → 09:30
Building Digital Powerhouses: The View from a CEO
09:45 → 10:15
Friends, Enemies or Co-Collaborators: C-Suite Collaboration
Roundtable
Auditorium
Embark on an exploration of C-Suite Collaboration dynamics: Are they friends, foes, or co-collaborators? Join industry leaders as they dissect strategies for effective executive teamwork, fostering innovation and growth - while managing expectations.
10:30 → 11:00
Flying the Aircraft, Fixing the Engine: Transformation vs BAU
Roundtable
Auditorium
Join global C-Suite executives in exploring how to strike the balance between driving digital transformation and maintaining Business-As-Usual (BAU) operations. Learn from real-world examples, leadership perspectives, and technology strategies to steer your organisation through the complexities of change.
11:15 → 11:45
The Special Relationship: UK, US and Cross-Atlantic Tales of Innovation
Roundtable
Auditorium
Explore transatlantic innovation tales, as you hear from US and UK technology executives exploring leadership styles, innovation cultures and navigating global tech ecosystems.
12:00 → 12:30
C-Suite Stories
Roundtable
Auditorium
A new format for The Studio event series in 2024, C-Suite Stories gives our speakers the opportunity to provide concise personal stories to the audience about career journeys, industry challenges and market opportunities.
12:30 → 13:30
TechGirl and Lunch
Lunch
Foyer
Watch HotTopics TechGirl Competition winners delight in their success and share their award-winning ideas, as our mentors share what is needed to bring these winners up to leadership positions later in their lives.
13:45 → 14:15
C-Suite Stories
Roundtable
Auditorium
A new format for The Studio event series in 2024, C-Suite Stories gives our speakers the opportunity to provide concise personal stories to the audience about career journeys, industry challenges and market opportunities.
14:30 → 15:00
GenAI adoption strategies and myth busting
Roundtable
Auditorium
Delve into effective strategies for adopting GenAI while dispelling common myths surrounding its implementation. This session offers practical insights into harnessing GenAI's potential for innovation and productivity. Explore adoption frameworks, debunk common market misconceptions, and learn from industry case studies.
15:15 → 15:45
The [Culture] Clash: Building high-performance teams
Roundtable
Auditorium
17:30 → 18:00
Beyond music and medical: Understanding Nashville’s thriving tech scene
Roundtable
Auditorium
Explore Nashville's burgeoning tech ecosystem beyond its renowned music and medical industries. This session will uncover the city's vibrant tech landscape, showcasing its diverse opportunities and innovation hubs. From startups to established companies, hear from local experts on how this city in Tennessee is fostering tech entrepreneurship, collaboration and business growth.
18:00 → 19:00
VIP Tour
NETWORKING
Auditorium
Enjoy VIP tours of the iconic Country Music Hall of Fame.
19:30 → 21:00
C-Suite Awards and Dinner
DINNER
FOYER
The C-suite Awards is not simply a one-off accolade; it's an annual, worldwide series of awards, events, and networking opportunities bringing together the globe's finest digital trailblazers.
08:45 → 09:00
Breakfast and Introduction
Networking
Foyer
09:00 → 09:30
From Silicon Valley to Conscious Leadership
Roundtable
Auditorium
Conscious leadership is a leadership style that focuses on being present and aware when leading a team. A conscious leader acknowledges their behaviours and invites feedback from others to help guide their decisions. In this session, Kevin Eyres, a former tech executive with extensive startup, hyper-growth and international expansion experience, unpacks his journey from Silicon Valley to self-aware, authentic and conscious leadership.
09:45 → 10:15
Future of Workplace
Roundtable
Auditorium
Discover the Future of Work: a visionary session decoding trends, challenges, and opportunities in the evolving workplace landscape. Top executives share insights, strategies, and innovations to thrive in tomorrow's dynamic work environment.
10:15 → 10:30
Networking
Ford Theatre
10:30 → 11:00
Borderless Cybersecurity
Roundtable
Auditorium
Dive into the realm of borderless Cybersecurity, where experts discuss the challenges and strategies for securing data in an interconnected world. Uncover insights to fortify digital defenses and navigate the evolving threat landscape.
11:15 → 11:45
2025 Priorities Panel
Roundtable
Auditorium
Unlock the pulse of 2025 Business Priorities: an exclusive session decoding the strategic imperatives shaping corporate agendas. Dive into insights from industry titans, illuminating pathways for success amidst evolving market landscapes and emerging trends.
12:00 → 12:15
Closing Remarks
Roundtable
Auditorium
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Confirmed Technology Leaders

Jim Spanfeller

Jim Spanfeller

CEO, G/O Media

Kevin Eyres

Kevin Eyres

Board Member, Essentia Analytics

Walt Carter

Walt Carter

Chief Transformation Officer, Visionographers, LLC

Robert Sheesley

Robert Sheesley

Chief Information Officer, Wrench Group LLC

Jo Drake

Jo Drake

CIO, THG

Tanya Hannah

Tanya Hannah

CIO, North America, Aon

Barry Vandevier

Barry Vandevier

Board Director , Datacor

Mark Settle

Mark Settle

Former CIO, Okta

Paul Coby

Paul Coby

CIO, Persimmon Homes PLC

Tom Tang

Tom Tang

CTO, Motorpoint

Jess Evans

Jess Evans

Former CIO, Vanderbilt University

Robb Origer

Robb Origer

Senior Vice President - Manufacturing, Distribution, and In-Home Services, Dish

Gary Foote

Gary Foote

Chief Information Officer, Haas Formula LLC

Stephane Lenco

Stephane Lenco

VP, Group CISO, Thales Group

Lee Fulmer

Lee Fulmer

Chairman, Reporting and Data Standards Transformation Board, Bank of England

Howard Miller

Howard Miller

CIO, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Caroline Caruthers

Caroline Caruthers

Chief Executive, Carruthers and Jackson

Joanna Drake

Joanna Drake

CIO, The Hut Group

Fergus Boyd

Fergus Boyd

CTO, IP Dividual

Jim Spanfeller

Jim Spanfeller

CEO, G/O Media

Lee Fulmer

Lee Fulmer

Chairman, Reporting and Data Standards Transformation Board, Bank of England

Sherry Aaholm

Sherry Aaholm

CDO, Cummins

Adriana Graham

Adriana Graham

Sr. Director Information Technology, Tyson Foods

Eric Sigurdson

Eric Sigurdson

CIO Practice Leader, Russell Reynolds Associates

Paulo Gouveia

Paulo Gouveia

Chief Digital and Technology Officer, CargoBR

Mel Reyes

Mel Reyes

Global Chief Information Officer & CISO, Elite Technical Concierge

Dr. Vivian Lyon

Dr. Vivian Lyon

CIO/CISO, Plaza Dynamics

Umesh Moolchandani

Umesh Moolchandani

Chief Information Officer, BIN DASMAL GROUP

Joanna Pamphilis

Joanna Pamphilis

CD&IO , UniCredit Group

Gernette Wright

Gernette Wright

IT Security Officer, Schneider Electric

Alexander Antukh

Alexander Antukh

CISO, Aboitiz Equity Ventures

Rachel Murphy

Rachel Murphy

CEO, The Grafter

Walter Carter

Walter Carter

Chief Transformation Officer, Homestar Financial Corporation

Anoop Chopra

Anoop Chopra

International Airlines Group CISO, International Airline Groups

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