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. Mastering the art of change and adaptability
  2. Accelerating high growth and a data-first mindset
  3. Empowering talent, protecting the enterprise

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

Deb Hall Lefevre

Starbucks
CTO

Mike Parisi

ITW
VP CIO

Ashley Pettit

State Farm
Senior Vice President & CIO

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

Amir Arooni

Discover
Executive Vice President, CIO

Neeru Arora

Volkswagen Group of America
SVP & CIO

Shawkat Bhuiyan

Bank of Montreal
Head of Technology Strategy & Architecture

Bill Blount

VelocityEHS
CIO

Kevin Boyd

University of Chicago
Associate Vice President and CIO

Dani Brown

Whirlpool Corporation
SVP & CIO

Wayne Bulmahn

UNITE HERE HEALTH
CIO & Security Officer

Roberta Cadieux

American Hotel Register Company
CIO

Kelly Coomer

Sammons Financial Group
Chief Information Officer

Paul Cottey

Water Street
CIO

Julie Devine

Medulla
CIO

Jeff Douglas

Potbelly Sandwich Works
SVP, CIO

Rita Fisher

Reynolds Consumer Products
CIO and EVP, Supply Chain

Mark Forbes

PurposeBuilt Brands
CIO

Eric Foster

DFIN Solutions
EVP & CIO

Anuj Gaur

The Marmon Group
VP Global Information Technology

Ash Goel

Bronson
SVP/CIO

Neil Gull

Truckstop.com
Vice President Enterprise Technology and Security Services

Brad Hildestad

COUNTRY Financial
EVP & CIO

Ganesh Jayaram

John Deere
Chief Information Officer

Lawson Kelly

World of Hyatt
Global Chief Technology Officer

Tom Kirkham

Primient
CIO

Laura Kohl

Morningstar
CIO

Stephen Lavin

Redbox
CTO

Jonny LeRoy

Grainger
CTO

Susan Malisch

Loyola University Chicago
VP & CIO

Paul Mauschbaugh

Caterpillar
Group Chief Information Officer – Services, Distribution & Digital

Bud McQuade

Duracell
Vice President of Information Technology (CIO)

Jon Morse

Bausch + Lomb
Vice President Information Technology

Pooja Muttath

Adtalem Global Education
Vice President, Head of Technology

Dan Nerroth

Consumers Credit Union
CIO

Paul Niser

Walton Street Capital
CTO

Augustus Oakes

ATI Physical Therapy
Interim CIO

Sunder Pappu

Inland
Vice President, Technology

Jim Petrassi

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
SVP and CTO

Jane Possell

CNA
SVP and CIO

Mythyly Putcha

Zurich Insurance
VP, Global Business and Technology Solutions

Julie Ragland

Navistar
SVP & Chief Information Officer

Scott Ramsbottom

Anixter
EVP & 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

Karriem Shakoor

UL
SVP & CIO

Mindy Simon

Conagra Brands
CIO

Steven Smith

NorthShore University HealthSystem
CIO

Aaron Thomann

GE Healthcare
SVP, CIO - Integrated Supply Chain, Product Management & Engineering

Ophir Trigalo

Illinois Institute of Technology
Vice Provost/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 Programs


VIRTUAL

August 3, 2022 | 1 hour

Chicago CIO Virtual Town Hall

Inspiring Data Curiosity and Confidence

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

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IN-PERSON

September 22, 2022 | an evening

Chicago CIO Inner Circle

Ivy Rooms at Tree Studios

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

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IN-PERSON

October 10 - 12, 2022 | 3 days

Global CIO Executive Summit

Eaglewood Resort & Spa

A summit for CIOs with global responsibilities to come together and discuss challenges unique to global operations.

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IN-PERSON

December 13, 2022 | 1 day

Chicago CIO Executive Summit

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

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

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