Atlanta CIO Executive Summit

December 15, 2021 | JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead

December 15, 2021
JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Atlanta's top CIOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CIOs today:

Seizing momentum – influencing and leading the enterprise

Thriving through uncertainty - empowering people and delivering value

Advancing and scaling strategic, outcome-based technologies

Atlanta CIO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CIOs, for CIOs.


Puneet Bhasin

EVP, Global CIO & Chief Digital Officer

Curtis Carver Jr.

University of Alabama at Birmingham
VP for IT & CIO

Martin Davis

Southern Company

Edwina Payne

National Spirit Group

Ben Pivar


Jaspal Sagoo

Department of Health and Human Services - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dan Webber

UST Global
VP Technology

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CIO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Atlanta CIO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.


Coming Soon

Evanta is excited to offer in-person CIO Executive Summits in the second half of 2021. Evanta communities are uniquely positioned to return to in-person gatherings through our regional program model, which requires limited to no travel, and our invitation-only gatherings are smaller by design – intentionally limited to CIOs and heads of functions to facilitate true peer discussion, sharing and networking.

This year’s CIO Executive Summit agendas are driven by the priorities identified among the community. Each agenda is uniquely crafted ‘by CIOs, for CIOs,’ and will be available closer to the gathering. All topics and sessions will be inspired by the following themes.

Seizing momentum – influencing and leading the enterprise

Over the last year and half, the CIO’s influence and impact have accelerated due to global circumstances, and many CIOs are seizing the opportunity to maintain the progress they’ve made across the enterprise. From digital initiatives to enabling a new way of working, CIOs will continue to drive change into the future.

Thriving through uncertainty - empowering people and delivering value

If there is one lesson learned over the last year, it’s been that certainty is an enigma, and CIOs have adapted to the mindset that empowering the workforce with technology and keeping value in the forefront at all times enables progress across the organization no matter the circumstance.

Advancing and scaling strategic, outcome-based technologies

As the demand for digital business has increased, CIOs are adopting agile and scalable technologies that have clearly identifiable outcomes, producing hard dollar returns and tangible value. These strategic decisions have changed the conversations around the value IT delivers to the business.


Returning to in-person conferences

We are excited to welcome you back, in person, to Evanta gatherings.

As previously shared, Evanta will hold in-person programs only in locations that meet our stringent health and safety criteria to help ensure the well-being of our participants, partners, and our associates. These criteria include adhering to government, venue, and health agency guidelines in addition to taking all practical steps on-site.

Please note that our onsite planning will continue to evolve, and all measures will be subject to change to ensure the best and safest possible experience. Please see below (under ‘more information’) for our current approach and planned onsite safety measures.


Venue & Accommodation

JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead

Your Community Partners

CIO Thought Leaders
Key Partner
Program Partner

Atlanta CIO Program Manager

For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program contact.

Kendall Hennings

Program Manager