Chicago CIO Inner Circle

September 10, 2020 , Mid-America Club

September 10, 2020
Mid-America Club


Collaborate with your peers

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

Chicago CIO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CIOs, for CIOs.


Deb Hall Lefevre headshot

Deb Hall Lefevre

Senior VP & CIO

Paul Martin headshot

Paul Martin


Mike Parisi headshot

Mike Parisi


Thomas South headshot

Thomas South

Northern Trust
Chief Information Officer

Francesco Tinto headshot

Francesco Tinto

Walgreens Boots Alliance
Senior VP & Global Chief Information Officer


September 10, 2020

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

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Designing a Foundationally-Sound Bridge to the Future

As organizations have been quickly jettisoned into the digital world, the foundational pillars of IT are being tested. No matter the stage of digital maturity, the strategic CIO must deftly guide the journey along the fundamental pathways of people, process and technology.

In this engaging dinner conversation amongst peers, CIOs will discuss the nuances within each foundational pillar, as they look to build the bridge to an advanced business ecosystem and future enterprise.

Topic 1 – Developing Digital Dexterity Across the Enterprise 

  • What are the biggest skill deficiencies you have identified on the digital journey, and how is your organization investing in developing critical skills for the digital workforce?  

  • As you drive digital evolution, what are the main sources of friction from a change management perspective? How should IT organizations foster a work culture that embraces change, and how can they better convey new expectations to various stakeholders in the business?

  • How has the current global circumstance affected your digital talent pool?

Topic 2 – Orchestrating and Governing New Business and Operating Models 

  • What automation processes are you adopting that have influenced different operating models?

  • What is the CIO’s role in driving operational changes in your organization? How can you more effectively drive these changes?

  • Has Covid-19 accelerated and halted any progress in developing new ways of business?

Topic 3 –Illustrating Business Impact from Modern and Advanced Technologies 

  • How do you set up an innovation program to experiment with advanced technologies like AI and Machine Learning?

  • What key metrics have you highlighted in proving the value of new technologies, i.e. AI, Machine Learning?

  • What do you need to test and implement advanced technologies in your organization – staffing, resources, etc.?

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

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

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour




Information regarding parking and transportation coming soon. 

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Chicago CIO Program Manager

For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program manager.

Mallory Paige