CIO Digital Summit

28 - 30 November 2023, America 9:00 am - 11:50 am BST

Building resiliency & embracing transformation for 2023 and beyond

In an era where transformation is accelerating at an unprecedented rate, IT leaders must respond with agility to challenges such as budget restraints, skills shortages, and siloed systems and mindsets. Collectively, we are moving closer to realizing the revolutionary potential of AI in the future of work, particularly the role of generative AI in unlocking our limitless creative and productivity potential. And we are also identifying a host of new and associated risks that the pace of technology change brings.

Within this summit, we explore the significance of modernizing the digital core and aligning business and IT objectives, as well as how to harness the power of next-gen technology. Laying strong foundations is crucial.

How do we foster an innovation-rich culture and mindset, and build resilience via people, process, and technology? Don't stand still; conquer the future with agility and innovation.

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Speakers Include

Tracy Aldworth

Chief Transformation Officer

Rameshwar Balanagu

Chief Enterprise Architect -Office of the CTO

Dr. Diane Schmidt

Managing Director and Chief Data Officer

Keith Ferrazzi

Worlds’ #1 Executive Team Coach, #1 NYT Bestselling Author | Founder, Chairman, & CEO

Satnam Singh

Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Advisory Services

Christopher Davis

Chief Information Officer

Moto Tohda

Vice President, Information Systems

Michael Pawlowski

Sales Engineer

Jeevan Lobo

Vice President, Security & IT Governance

Hani Mousa

AVP Engineering

Gregory Zelo

Chief Information Officer

Steve Liegl

Director Infrastructure and Operations – IT Services

Scot Lynch

Executive Director - Technology

Brian Kenyon

Chief Strategy Officer

Robert Piascik

SVP, Chief Information & Technology Officer

Jassi Singh

Managing Director
"What I enjoyed the most about it was the interactivity, it’s very rare that you get active participation"
Alex Boehme, CTO, H&M Group
"There was a lot of outreach after the event of individuals wanting to connect and I think that was a great by-product of speaking at the event"
Jeffrey Johnson, Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Security Officer, Siemens Health Affairs for North America
"I was blown away by the great logistics, diversity of attendees and incredible networking opportunities. I can honestly say I’ve never had so many new relationships and key opportunities from a single meeting."
Bill Sheahan, Vice President
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Christina Alexander Alexandropoulou, Director Of Security, Four Seasons
"I connected with peers that I know I’ll stay in touch with, including suppliers which have presented a fantastic opportunity for 7-Eleven Global in the future. It may well be the most valuable summit I’ve attended in many years."
Cynthia Richardson, Senior Director, Global Logistics & Merchandising
"The meetings and presentations added value, and needless to say, but that the venue for the Summit was exceptional."
Edward M Shubert, CPA Senior Director, McKesson Corporation
"I made quite a few contacts that will be beneficial to me."
Margaret Bond, Director of Cyber Security, Numotion
"It was one of the best events I have been to, particularly because of the format and topics. Really well done and to all of the team."
Lauren Goodwin, CIO

Event Agenda

Day one
Day two
Day three

9:00 am - 9:10 am

9:00 am - 9:10 am

Opening Remarks

9:10 am - 9:40 am

Sponsor

9:10 am - 9:40 am

Keynote

Safe adoption of generative AI

Brian Kenyon Chief Strategy Officer, Island

9:45 am - 10:20 am

9:45 am - 10:20 am

Panel Discussion

Build resilience, empower transformation - The triad of people, process, and technology

Christopher Davis Chief Information Officer, The Tile Shop
Rameshwar Balanagu Chief Enterprise Architect -Office of the CTO, UNFI
Binu Varghese Vice President, IT Applications & Data, SpartanNash

10:20 am - 10:30 am

10:20 am - 10:30 am

Insight Break

10:30 am - 11:30 am

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Roundtables

Track 1: Unlocking AI's potential: Transforming workforce efficiency for business excellence

Gregory Zelo Chief Information Officer, Veeco

Track 2: The importance of IT-Business alignment: Fostering a culture of success

Jeevan Lobo Vice President, Security & IT Governance, Citi

Track 3: Making sense of tech complexity

Hani Mousa AVP Engineering, Canada Life

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Debate

The future of work with generative AI: Limitless potential or limitless risk?

Satnam Singh Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Advisory Services, CBRE
Jassi Singh Managing Director, State Street

9:00 am - 9:10 am

9:00 am - 9:10 am

Opening Remarks

9:10 am - 9:50 am

9:10 am - 9:50 am

Panel

Hybrid work redefined: Unlocking collaboration & navigating risk

Moto Tohda Vice President, Information Systems, Tokyo Century
Steve Liegl Director Infrastructure and Operations – IT Services, WEC Energy Group
Scot Lynch Executive Director - Technology, Morgan Stanley

9:55 am - 10:05 am

Sponsor

9:55 am - 10:05 am

Insight Break

Michael Pawlowski Sales Engineer, Armis

10:05 am - 11:05 am

10:05 am - 11:05 am

Roundtables

Track 1: Unlocking AI's potential: Transforming workforce efficiency for business excellence

Gregory Zelo Chief Information Officer, Veeco

Track 2: The importance of IT-Business alignment: Fostering a culture of success

Jeevan Lobo Vice President, Security & IT Governance, Citi

Track 3: Making sense of tech complexity

Hani Mousa AVP Engineering, Canada Life

11:10 am - 11:35 am

11:10 am - 11:35 am

Innovation Exchange Keynote

Transformative leadership: Unleashing the power of technology, business, and relationships in a digital forward world

Keith Ferrazzi Worlds’ #1 Executive Team Coach, #1 NYT Bestselling Author | Founder, Chairman, & CEO, Ferrazzi Greenlight

11:35 am - 12:05 pm

11:35 am - 12:05 pm

Closing Keynote

NextGen optimization and financial management

Sandeep Koul Solution Architect, Hybrid Cloud Strategy & Emerging Offerings, Wipro

9:00 am - 9:10 am

9:00 am - 9:10 am

Opening Remarks

9:10 am - 9:40 am

9:10 am - 9:40 am

Keynote

Why a data culture matters

Dr. Diane Schmidt Managing Director and Chief Data Officer, US Government Accountability Office

9:45 am - 9:55 am

9:45 am - 9:55 am

Insight Break

10:00 am - 10:30 am

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Keynote

Empowering transformation in today’s business world

Tracy Aldworth Chief Transformation Officer, Republic National Distributing Company

10:30 am - 11:15 am

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Roundtable Leaders Panel

Gregory Zelo Chief Information Officer, Veeco
Jeevan Lobo Vice President, Security & IT Governance, Citi
Hani Mousa AVP Engineering, Canada Life

11:20 am - 11:45 am

11:20 am - 11:45 am

Closing Keynote

New Norm of the CIO
A time for leadership while embracing the new realities, challenges, and opportunities in a rapidly changing landscape.

Robert Piascik SVP, Chief Information & Technology Officer, New York Power Authority

11:45 am - 11:50 am

11:45 am - 11:50 am

5 Key Takeaways

Why Attend

Connect with 70+ senior leaders for a curated agenda focused on tackling your current business critical challenges and driving industry forward. Our summits are designed to help you.

New connections

Build new connections with likeminded senior leaders

Business trends

Stay current with emerging business trends

Key takeaways

Downloadable and actionable takeaways

New partnerships

Accelerate key projects through meaningful new partnerships

Insights

De-risk new projects by gaining a broad range of insights

New technologies

Understand the impact new technology can make

An immersiveevent experience

Experience the new way to network with peers with interactive features including:

Audience Interaction

Engage with a virtual live audience just as you would at a physical event and create meaningful conversations.

Interactive Live Polling

Keep engaged through interactive live polling and gamification tools.

Direct connections

Ask your questions face-to-face with the speakers via our leading stage technology.

Relationship building

Build stronger connections with leading executives that you will take with you through your career

Intelligent interaction

Interactive quizzes gamify your experience

Thought Leadership

Content and insight from industry experts when it matters most

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