Chicago CIO Community


Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CIOs in the Chicago community to solve critical leadership challenges through the collective experiences and expertise of the network.

Invaluable network

Build a strong professional network where you live and work. Access the collective expertise of your true peers all in one place. Make new connections and catch up with old friends.

Peer collaboration

Gain new perspectives from peers who understand your most critical priorities and are facing the same challenges -- generate ideas, share real-life experiences and get forward-looking guidance and insights.

Actionable insights

Exchange best practices, validate strategies and walk away with practical insights that are immediately actionable.

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

  1. Seizing momentum – influencing and leading the enterprise
  2. Thriving through uncertainty - empowering people and delivering value
  3. Advancing and scaling strategic, outcome-based technologies

Chicago CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Tom Gergets

McDonald's
CTO, Vice President - Global Technology Services

Deb Hall Lefevre

Couche-Tard
Chief Technology Officer

Mike Parisi

ITW
VP CIO

Ashley Pettit

State Farm Insurance
Senior Vice President & CIO

Tom South

Northern Trust
Executive VP & Chief Information Officer

Francesco Tinto

Walgreens Boots Alliance
Senior VP & Global Chief Information Officer

Eddy Wagoner

JLL
Executive Director, Digital Chief Information Officer

Members

Niyi Adedoyin

GATX
SVP & CIO

Eyal Altman

Littelfuse
Vice President, Chief Digital & Information Technology Officer

Neeru Arora

Volkswagen Group of America
SVP & CIO VW Credit Inc

Scot Berkey

Illinois Housing Development Authority
Chief Information Officer

Shawkat Bhuiyan

Bank of Montreal
Head of Technology Strategy & Architecture

Bill Blount

BenefitExpress
CIO

Kevin Boyd

University of Chicago
Associate Vice President and CIO

Rick Britton

Global Experience Specialists
EVP, CIO

Dani Brown

Whirlpool Corporation
SVP & CIO

Wayne Bulmahn

UNITE HERE HEALTH
CIO

Roberta Cadieux

American Hotel Register Company
CIO

Sunitha Chamarti

Guardian Life Insurance
CIO - ReedGroup

Kelly Coomer

Sammons Financial Group
Chief Information Officer

Paul Cottey

Water Street Healthcare Partners LLC
CIO

Dean Crutchfield

CDK Global
Former EVP & CIO

Julie Devine

Medulla
CIO

Jeff Douglas

Potbelly Sandwich Works
SVP, CIO

Rita Fisher

Reynolds Consumer Products
CIO and EVP, Supply Chain

Mark Forbes

D&W Fine Pack
CIO - PurposeBuilt Brands

Eric Foster

DFIN Solutions
EVP & CIO

Anu George

Morningstar
Transformation Leader

Ash Goel

Bronson
SVP/CIO

Robert Greening

Jockey
Vice President- Information Technology

Ron Guerrier

HP
Global CIO

Brad Hildestad

COUNTRY Financial
EVP & CIO

Ganesh Jayaram

John Deere
VP, IT

Deepak Kaul

Zebra Technologies
CIO

Lawson Kelly

Hyatt Hotels Corp
Global Chief Technology Officer

Stephen Lavin

Redbox
CTO

Susan Malisch

Loyola University Chicago
VP & CIO

Paul Mauschbaugh

CAT
Group Chief Information Officer (Services, Distribution & Digital)

Bud McQuade

Duracell
Vice President of Information Technology

Jonathan Morse

Hillrom
Executive Director IT

Chris Nash

Adtalem Global Education
SVP & CIO

Heather Nelson

UChicago Medicine
SVP and CIO

Dan Nerroth

Consumers Credit Union
CIO

Paul Niser

Walton St. Capital
CTO

Ken O'Brien

R.R. Donnelley
EVP & CIO

Augustus Oakes

ATI Physical Therapy
Interim CIO

Jim Petrassi

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
SVP and CTO

John Phillips

Briggs Healthcare
EVP & CIO

Julie Ragland

Navistar
SVP & Chief Information Officer

Scott Ramsbottom

Anixter
EVP & CIO

Michael Rapken

Roadrunner Transportation Systems
Former CIO

Brandon Ray

The Boeing Co
Business Operations Manager

Jason Reynolds

ADM
VP of Digital and Analytics

Marv Richardson

Health Care Service Corporation
SVP & CIO

Simona Rollinson

ISACA
CTO

Ed Rybicki

Vyaire Medical
Global Chief Information Officer

Raj Sampoornam

Byline Bank
SVP & CIO

Bruce Schinelli

TTX
VP, IT & CIO

Swati Shah

TransUnion
SVP US Markets Technology

Mindy Simon

Conagra Brands
Chief Information Officer

Steve Smith

NorthShore University HealthSystem
CIO

Chad Stallings

Merieux NutriSciences
Global Chief Information Officer

Stuart Stern

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
Head of IT - Americas

Ophir Trigalo

Illinois Institute of Technology
VP & CIO

Randall Urban

Martin Brower LLC USA
CIO

Atul Verma

Bank of Montreal
Chief Information Officer. US, Personal and Business Banking

Chris Walter

Central Garden & Pet Company
CIO

Rick Williams

Ace Hardware
VP, IT

Shane Winegard

Panduit
VP & CIO

Janet Zelenka

Stericycle
EVP, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer

Upcoming Events


In-person Programs

September 21, 2021

Chicago CIO Inner Circle

Mid America Club

An evening with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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November 30, 2021

Chicago CIO Executive Summit

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

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

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Virtual Programs

June 29, 2021

Chicago CIO Virtual Boardroom

Data Modernization Journey – Helping Organizations Reinvent and Bounce Back

An intimate and interactive conversation framed around a hot topic or priority.

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September 2, 2021

Chicago CIO Virtual Town Hall

Chicago CIO Virtual Town Hall

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

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October 7 - 8, 2021

Global CIO Virtual Executive Summit

A virtual gathering for CIOs with global responsibilities to discuss challenges unique to international operations.

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