Boston CIO Virtual Executive Summit

June 9, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT

June 9, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT


Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Boston CIO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Fortifying the foundations of business enablement

Thriving in the Moment – empowering people, maximizing potential, delivering value

Seizing the future – turning the corner to embrace what's next


Mona Bates

Raytheon Missiles & Defense

Arthur Harvey

Boston Medical Center

Katrina Jagroop-Gomes

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
CIO - Gaming Commission

Jeff Lamoreaux

Global Partners LP

Chuck LoCurto

Bryant University
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Nick Perugini

GE Digital
CIO, TechCo

Deepa Soni

The Hartford
Chief Information Officer

What to Expect

Connect with your CIO community through a variety of different session formats at the upcoming Virtual Executive Summit. You'll have the opportunity to listen, engage and create lasting relationships with like-minded peers.


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

Meet the Speakers

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CIO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the Boston community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. Be sure to opt in when you register and get matched based on your key priorities.


June 9, 2021

8:00am - 8:45am  EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Digital Acceleration and Security Excellence

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Bagirathi Narayanan

VP, Digital Workspace

Citrix Systems, Inc.

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Shelia Anderson

SVP, CIO Corporate Functions at Liberty Mutual Insurance

Liberty Mutual

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Adolph DuBose



According to a 2021 Gartner survey of boards of directors, remote work is one of the extraordinary changes arising from the pandemic that is expected to persist. Organizations must elevate their digital workplace — moving from delivery of technology to delivery of business capabilities ingraining security excellence. How does your digital strategy measure up to the mission?

In this session, you will explore:

  • What it means to be ‘digital-first with built-in security’
  • How to expand digital business and deliver exceptional customer and employee experiences
  • How CIOs create secure, remote and hybrid work environments

8:45am - 9:00am  EDT Break

9:00am - 10:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Forge the Path to Business Alignment With Low-Code Automation

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Pavel Zamudio-Ramirez

Chief Customer Officer and Senior Vice President, Customer Success

Appian Corp

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Michael Shanno

Head of Digital and IT, Biologics Quality


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Ravi Shankavaram

VP, Global IT

New Balance

 In a highly disruptive and digital environment, hyperautomation and agility are critical to the transformation and optimization of business operations. To keep pace, organizations are increasingly looking to empower their technology-savvy workforce with low-code automation platforms to modernize legacy systems, improve customer experience and ignite innovation.

Join this boardroom discussion to explore how CIOs are:

  • Improving critical business processes with low-code automation platforms
  • Leveraging talent across the business to enable scalable enterprise ready innovation
  • Managing the pros and cons of democratized technology

9:00am - 10:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

The Executioner’s Song – Putting Your Cloud Strategy into Practice

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Ben Lavallee

Head of Customer Engineering

Google Cloud

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Brian Shield

VP of Information Technology

Boston Red Sox

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Ramesh Razdan

Global Chief Information Officer

Bain & Co

You’ve done all leg work of building a robust cloud strategy – business alignment, clear expectations, and the right partners. But taking the step from strategy to execution can bring your efforts to their knees. From decisions on control and configuration to data access and adoption, reaping the rewards of the cloud requires a systematic, comprehensive approach.

In this session, CIOs will discuss:

  • The most successful approaches to driving rapid cloud adoption across the enterprise
  • Collaboration across the C-suite on data ownership, cloud controls and cloud security
  • Ongoing metrics to track the success of your implementation strategy

9:00am - 10:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Accelerating Security at the Pace of the Business

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Rhonda Gass

VP & Global CIO

Stanley Black & Decker

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Thor Wallace

Senior VP & Chief Information Officer


In 2020, the multi-decade process of turning the digital enterprise inside out accelerated instantly. We’ve now passed an inflection point – most cyber assets live outside the old “walls” of the organization and cybersecurity controls must be scalable, flexible and reliable. How are CIOs partnering with CISOs to establish a security strategy that is an enabler of the digital business rather than an obstacle?

In this interactive session, you’ll discuss:

  • Redesigning cybersecurity architecture to enable the work-from-anywhere culture
  • Foundational technologies to support a global cybersecurity mesh
  • Reconceptualizing traditional ideas of how to approach security within the enterprise and shifting the business mindset

10:00am - 10:45am  EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Driving an Agenda That Enables and Transforms Your Business

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Mike Daoust

Managing Director, Chrome Enterprise Customer Team


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Biao Wang

Global Head of Employee Tech


One of the biggest challenges facing the modern CIO is balance. When it comes to business transformation, the sky is the limit… until you run into budget, time and resource constraints. How can CIOs balance these real limitations while encouraging their teams to dream big and come up with outside the box solutions?

Join this keynote to discuss:

  • Crafting a technology and cultural transformational strategy
  • Successful frameworks that allow space for a “test fast, learn quick” environment
  • Strategies for enabling and securing a hybrid WFH workforce

10:45am - 11:00am  EDT Break

11:00am - 12:00pm  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Securing and Scaling Cloud Environments

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Paulo Carvao

General Manager, IBM Public Cloud - Americas


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Arthur Harvey


Boston Medical Center

Studies show that 74% of CEOs believe cloud computing will be the most helpful technology to deliver results over the next 2-3 years. How can businesses digitally transform with cloud, while ensuring they have a secure environment where customers’ data is not compromised?

Join us for an interactive boardroom that explores how businesses can:

  • Make the transition to cloud rapidly while keeping experiences frictionless for consumers
  • Build secure and open hybrid cloud architecture and distributed cloud environments
  • Explore strategic cloud options and execute on them seamlessly

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11:00am - 12:00pm  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

CIOs Promise: Delivering Data & Analytics

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Sorin Hilgen

Group CDO & In-country CIO EG America

EG Group

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Jim Whalen

SVP, Chief Information & Technology Officer

Boston Properties

Faced with demands for modernization, cost optimization and digital business transformation, CIOs are looking at how data and analytics programs can support expanding their digital business and increasing their D&A maturity. After a D&A strategy is set, IT leaders must execute and deliver on the intended business outcomes.

Join your peers in discussing:

  • Approaches to leveraging technology and resources to support D&A program and improve business outcomes
  • Best Practices for building out new business process and executing change management across the enterprise
  • Management of cultural shifts in the organization

11:00am - 12:00pm  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Digital Workplace Experience in Hybrid Environments

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Ani Nayak

Head of Business Process Transformation, Document Cloud


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Chuck LoCurto

Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Bryant University

Employee experience and company culture will continue to be primary pillars of the unfolding era of hybrid-remote work environments. While leading with a people-first strategy, technology plays a crucial role in this evolution, to foster unique work styles, meet changing employee expectations, and streamline business processes.

In this interactive roundtable, join your peers for a deep dive exploring:

  • How technology talent will enable innovation and inspire the future workplace
  • The role of technology in organizational health in terms of culture and well-being
  • How newly formed digital workspaces can blend seamlessly with digital design and strategy

12:00pm - 12:30pm  EDT Networking

Meet the Speakers

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CIO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the Boston community. 

1:15pm - 1:30pm  EDT Break

1:30pm - 3:00pm  EDT Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues


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Boston CIO Program Manager

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

Andie Alderette

Program Manager