Boston CIO Inner Circle

April 4, 2018 | Boston College Club

April 4, 2018
Boston College Club

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Boston CIO Inner Circle.

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

Investing in your people and the right technologies

Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models

Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

Boston CIO Governing Body

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


Paul Brassil

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Vice President, Information Technology

Jack Clare

Dunkin' Brands, Inc.
SVP, Chief Information and Strategy Officer

Arthur Harvey

Boston Medical Center
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Kathy Kountze

Eversource Energy
Senior Vice President & CIO, Information Technology

Jeff Lamoreaux

Global Partners LP

Chuck LoCurto

Bryant University

David Rudzinsky

Hologic, Inc.
Corporate VP & CIO

Brian Shield

Boston Red Sox
VP of Information Technology


April 4, 2018

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Registration & Opening Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Leading Through Uncertainty

Marjorie Boles headshot

Marjorie Boles


Sappi North America

Robin Healey headshot

Robin Healey


Massachusetts State Treasury

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Nick Perugini

CIO, Commercial Digital Technology

GE Digital

Fahim Siddiqui headshot

Fahim Siddiqui

SVP, Commerce & Merchandising Platform

Staples, Inc.

Greg Swope headshot

Greg Swope


Five Star Quality Care, Inc.

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Brad Whitehall


UniFirst Corporation

In today’s environment of constant technology upheaval, traditional change management techniques fall short. Digital initiatives, executive expectations and an evolving marketplace necessitate change at a rapid pace. In order to adapt their business and their teams at this speed, C-level leaders must adopt an alternate approach. At this dinner, compare your most pressing disruptions with peers and discuss innovative ways to guide your change leadership efforts and reduce uncertainty in the enterprise.

Topic 1: Addressing the current challenges 

  • What barriers to high performance are you currently experiencing at your organization?
  • In what ways is your team expected to respond to competitive threats with creative solutions?
  • What technologies are creating the biggest disruptions to your business currently? Which ones are on the horizon?

Topic 2: Abandoning the old approach to change leadership

  • How can we get rid of the traditional “burning platform” approach, where businesses adapt to change when forced with a crisis, rather than anticipating change?
  • What (if any) new change management techniques have you adopted or would like to adopt?
  • What support or resources do you need to adopt newer models?

Topic 3: Creating a culture of adaptation

  • How can IT leaders create an environment of comfort, confidence and control for their teams?
  • How do you provide space for your team to innovate?
  • How can we better communicate the likelihood and magnitude of change to our teams?
  • How can we work better across the C-suite to create a culture of adaptation and innovation?

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

7:00pm - 8:00pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour


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Boston CIO Program Manager

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

Brit Syer

Program Manager