Charlotte CIO Community

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Join a powerful network of C-level peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CIOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

Programs
  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
Insights
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
Connections
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

Charlotte CIO Governing Body


A regional Governing Body leads the Charlotte CIO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CIOs, for CIOs.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Reenie Askew

City of Charlotte, NC
Assistant City Manager & CIO

Ken Athanasiou

VF Corp
VP & CISO

William Curtiss

Paper Excellence
Global CISO

Frank DePaola

Enpro
VP, CISO

Steve Hagood

Trane Technologies
SVP & CIO

Murshid Khan

Coastal Federal Credit Union
CIO

Margarita Rivera

Lowe's Companies
Global SR Director Information Security

John Scrimsher

Kontoor Brands
CISO

Patrick Thompson

DXC Technology Company
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Transformation Office

Bonnie Titone

Duke Energy
SVP & CIO

Kimberly Trapani

American Tire Distributors
SVP & CISO

Governing Body Members

Jon Amelio

Union County Government
CIO

John Armbrecht

Pike Corporation
CIO

Andy Basinger

Monarch
CTO

Andrew Bowden

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank
CISO

Ronnie Bryant

Charlotte Hornets
SVP and CIO

Terry Buchanan

Robeson County
CIO

Matthew Burroughs

Novolex
CISO

Steve Cayea

T.Y. Lin International
CIO

Eric Christian

Advocate Health
SVP & Enterprise Chief Technology Officer

Sri Donthi

Advance Auto Parts
Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Subra Goparaju

Hanesbrands
CIO

Karl Hightower

Novant Health
CDO

Jeff Hughes

Brighthouse Financial
Chief Information Officer

Michael Irwin

Odyssey Logistics
CISO

Rajesh Jaluka

Kyndryl
VP, Chief Technology Officer, Government and Healthcare

Brad Johnson

Indivior
Chief Information Security Officer

Sheila Jordan

Honeywell
Chief Digital Technology Officer

Neil Khatod

Hays
CISO, Americas

Kevin Lilly

Jeld-Wen
EVP, Global Transformation

Venetia Manners

Kroll Business Services
CIO

Sathish Muthukrishnan

Ally
Chief Information, Data and Digital Officer

Onyeka Nchege

Novant Health
SVP and CIO

Rajeev Puri

Kyndryl
CTO US Manufacturing, Communications & Energy, Distinguished Engineer & Master Inventor

Bruce Schinelli

TTX
VP, IT & CIO

Brenda Simpson

Electrolux
CIO NA

Nelson Still

Form Technologies
VP of IT

Darrell Thompson

Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated
CIO & Sr. Vice President Information Technology

James Weaver

State of North Carolina
Secretary and State CIO

Craig Williams

Ciena
VP & CIO

Angela Yochem

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Global CIO


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

  1. Shaping the Efficient Enterprise with AI & Automation
  2. Strengthening Partnerships for Wider Business Impact
  3. Illustrating IT’s Value through Business-first Initiatives

Upcoming Programs


IN-PERSON

June 20, 2024 | an evening

Charlotte CIO Inner Circle

Duke Mansion

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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VIRTUAL

September 11, 2024 | 1 hour

Charlotte CIO Town Hall

Charlotte CIO & CISO Town Hall

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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IN-PERSON

November 14, 2024 | 1 day

Charlotte CIO Executive Summit

Westin Charlotte

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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