Charlotte CIO Inner Circle

March 10, 2020 | Charlotte City Club

March 10, 2020
Charlotte City Club

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Charlotte 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

Charlotte 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

Ken Athanasiou

Chief Information Security Officer

William Curtiss

CISO / Director, Global Cybersecurity

Steve Hagood

Ingersoll Rand

Jon Harris

Compass Group USA

Margarita R. Rivera

Lennar Multifamily Communities
Director of Information Security, Risk & Compliance

Rob Watkins

Compass Group USA


March 10, 2020

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Building for the Future — Business Enablers, Drivers and Innovators

Reenie Askew headshot

Reenie Askew


City of Charlotte, NC

Christina Bray headshot

Christina Bray

CP, Cyber Governance, Risk and Compliance


Terry Buchanan headshot

Terry Buchanan


Robeson County

Chase Carpenter headshot

Chase Carpenter

Chief Information and Product Security Officer


William Curtiss headshot

William Curtiss

CISO / Director, Global Cybersecurity


Ames Flynn headshot

Ames Flynn

EVP Shared Services, CIO

Extended Stay America

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Karl Hightower


Novant Health

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Jeff Hughes

Chief Information Officer

Brighthouse Financial

The CIO and CISO roles have evolved to become customer-facing, revenue-driving digital experts. While the term digital means something different to every organization, the basic goal remains the same — to better serve customers and the business.

During this engaging conversation among peers, CIOs and CISOs will discuss their role in driving stronger business outcomes throughout the organization.

Building and Innovating New Processes and Businesses

  • What tactics have you used to increase awareness of technology and security across the business? How can you more effectively drive these conversations and changes?
  • How are you improving the cost, efficiency and value of program delivery?

Fostering a Growth Mindset — Enabling and Optimizing Culture

  • How should IT and security organizations foster a work culture that embraces change while enabling the business to move forward?
  • How are you developing your employees to have an owner mindset, and how can they strategically become business advisors and advocates for innovation?

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

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

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour


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Krista Robbins

Program Manager