Boston CIO Inner Circle

September 24, 2024 | UMass Club

September 24, 2024
UMass Club


Collaborate with your peers

Join Boston'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:

Partnering Across the C-Suite for Digital Acceleration

Co-leading Secure Modernization Efforts

Creating Shared Responsibility of IT Strategy Success

Boston CIO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Abha Dogra

Chief Technology and Product Officer

Adolph DuBose

SVP, CIO, Diagnostics

Katrina Jagroop-Gomes

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
CIO - Gaming Commission

Chuck LoCurto

Bryant University

Nathan Rogers


Mike Tirozzi

Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Chief Information & Data Officer


September 24, 2024

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

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Strengthening Partnerships Across the C-Suite to Accelerate Digital Business

CIOs find themselves striking a challenging balance of budget constraints and increasing demands from the organization. This, combined with an ongoing pressure for greater efficiency and security, means that IT leaders must focus on transparency and communication across the C-suite to provide real outcomes through digital technology investments that drive value. But with the ever-increasing complexity of digital business and AI innovation, scaling governance and enabling consistent ways of working can be tough to deliver.

To be successful, CIOs must show their business partners that secure modernization is a shared responsibility. With collaborative business goals and agile ways of working, executives can co-deliver initiatives that grow the bottom line while modernizing the organization.

Join your peers to discuss how to drive value and true collaboration for sustained success.

Topic 1: Engaging the C-Suite and Driving Secure Modernization

  • How are you currently working across your C-suite to overcome budget, talent and capacity constraints? How does this change in the face of resource scarcity?

  • What strategies are you employing to communicate risk? What do you say to colleagues with low risk-tolerance when it comes to technology investments?

  • How are you collaborating with fellow leaders to optimize operating models to better manage and deliver digital capabilities? What still needs to be improved?

Topic 2: Scaling Best Practices Through a Shared Responsibility of IT and Security

  • How do you work with non-technical C-suite counterparts to scale the IT strategy and enable consistent ways of working?

  • How are you adapting your approach to advise on safe and secure practices across the enterprise, especially in a business landscape that demands rapid solution innovation and modernization?

  • In an age of constant advancement, what is your data governance strategy? How are you communicating that strategy across the business and driving organizational adoption of new processes?

6:45pm - 7:15pm  Networking Break

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

8:30pm - 9:30pm  Social Hour

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