Atlanta CIO Inner Circle

September 13, 2022 | Terminus 330

September 13, 2022
Terminus 330

Collaborate with your peers

Join Atlanta's top CIOs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

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

Digital talent strategy for the next normal

Adjusting your leadership direction for digital acceleration

Atlanta CIO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Puneet Bhasin

EVP, Global CIO & Chief Digital Officer

Curtis Carver Jr.

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Vice President and CIO

Martin Davis

Southern Company

Edwina Payne

Varsity Brands

Ben Pivar


Harold Shannon

VP, Technology and CIO

Grant Shih

National DCP
Chief Information Officer


September 13, 2022

4:30pm - 5:30pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Accelerating the Dream of Digital with Data

Anup Thomas headshot

Anup Thomas

VP & CTO, Card Payments

Capital One Financial



Group Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Electrification

ABB North America

Casey Kelly headshot

Casey Kelly

Senior Account Executive


Ashok Vantipalli headshot

Ashok Vantipalli



Christopher Murphy headshot

Christopher Murphy

Global CTO

Black & Veatch

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Walt Carter

Chief Digital Officer & CIO

Homestar Financial Corporation

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Ben Pivar



Rapid digital acceleration of the past two years continues to put pressure on CIOs to leverage data for customer insights and actions, as well as faster, fact-based decision-making across the business. As the demand for data and analytics rises for the enterprise, consumers are also demanding personalized experiences dependent upon data.

The expectations from consumers and internal stakeholders have caused CIOs to architect more sophisticated ecosystems to drive insights, inspire data sharing, and optimize decisions, with a goal of influencing stakeholders on both ends of the value chain - consumers and business leaders. Ultimately, if CIOs can inspire faster actions from the consumer and quicker decisions from business leaders, they can accelerate toward their digital aspirations.  

In this interactive conversation, CIOs will have the opportunity to discuss their role in leading a data-driven enterprise by utilizing data internally and externally to influence value and business outcomes.

Topic 1: Leveraging data & analytics to improve the customer experience

  • How are you driving an organizational culture that prioritizes learning, experimentation and innovation with the customer in mind?

  • How are you capturing and using data to improve the customer experience?

  • What automation practices are you putting in place to accelerate consumer actions?

Topic 2: Using data & analytics to accelerate internal decision making

  • What nuances are you creating in your enterprise architecture to support a data ecosystem? 

  • How are you enabling self-service data and analytics to support business leaders?

  • How are you measuring the business outcomes that have been influenced by data and analytics?

6:45pm - 7:15pm  Networking Break

7:15pm - 8:30pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:30pm - 9:30pm  Social Hour

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering



Terminus 330



Comp'd self-parking The Hilton Garden Inn Parking deck, located at 311 Marietta Street. Guests can enter from Marietta St with the "public parking" sign on the building. When you enter the deck, you'll receive a parking slip, please bring your ticket inside the venue to receive the sticker voucher.

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

Kendall Hennings

Program Manager