Charlotte CIO Executive Summit

November 14, 2024 | Westin Charlotte

November 14, 2024
Westin Charlotte


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Charlotte's top CIOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

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

Strengthening influence and partnerships across organization

Making data-driven decisions to improve business outcomes and allow for innovation

Thoughtfully leveraging AI to develop needed, business-enabling tools and processes

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

Reenie Askew

City of Charlotte, NC
Assistant City Manager & CIO

Ken Athanasiou

VF Corp

William Curtiss

Paper Excellence
Global CISO

Frank DePaola


Steve Hagood

Trane Technologies

Murshid Khan

Coastal Federal Credit Union

Margarita Rivera

Lowe's Companies
Sr. Director of Information Security

John Scrimsher

Kontoor Brands

Patrick Thompson

DXC Technology
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Transformation Office

Bonnie Titone

Duke Energy

Kimberly Trapani

American Tire Distributors

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

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

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Charlotte CIO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.


Coming Soon

The CIO & CISO Executive Summit agendas are driven by the mission-critical priorities identified among the community. Each agenda is uniquely crafted ‘by CIOs & CISOs, for CIOs & CISOs’ and will be available closer to the gathering. All topics and sessions will be inspired by the following themes.

Deliver Digital Innovation to Drive Value Across the Enterprise

Technology and security executives must lead across the C-Suite to place the delivery and management of digital capabilities where the most value will be created. Though challenges abound, leaders have to drive the democratization of digital delivery while maintaining the appropriate amount of risk mitigation.

Maximize Existing Resources to Optimize Emerging Costs

Growth is the number one business priority for CEOs, and new technology brings higher expectations for productivity and efficiency. CIOs & CISOs are expected to maximize the value of their current technology and security investments in a way that allows for bolder investment in new digital value-drivers.

Secure the Organization Through Advanced Technology Adoption

Novel technology disruptions like GenAI and AI in general naturally create uncertainty for organizations. Economic headwinds and geopolitical activity only add to the chaos. To combat this, CIOs and CISOs must proactively lead their organization toward finding the right balance of business impact today and strategic change for the future.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

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Venue & Accommodation

Westin Charlotte

Your Community Partners

Global Thought Leader
CIO Thought Leaders
Key Partners
Program Partners

Community Program Manager

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

Marsha Wick

Community Program Manager