Chicago CIO Executive Summit

December 4, 2024 | Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

December 4, 2024
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Chicago'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:

Delivering Digital Innovation to Drive Value Across the Enterprise

Maximizing Existing Resources to Optimize Emerging Costs

Leading the Organization Through Advanced Technology Adoption

Chicago 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

Rita Fisher

Reynolds Consumer Products
CIO and EVP, Supply Chain

Ron Guerrier

Save the Children

Rajeev Khanna

Aon Corporation US
Global Chief Technology Officer

Laura Kohl


Mike Parisi


Jane Possell

EVP, Chief Information Officer, Analytics, Operations

Gagan Singh

Chief Information Officer

Tom South

Northern Trust
Executive VP & Chief Information Officer

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 Chicago 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 Executive Summit agendas are driven by the mission-critical priorities identified among the community. Each agenda is uniquely crafted ‘by CIOs, for CIOs,’ 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

CIOs 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, technology 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 are expected to maximize the value of their current technology investments in a way that allows for bolder investment in new digital value-drivers.

Lead 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 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

Evanta cares about the health and safety of our community. Please review the following recommendations prior to attending the gathering.


Your Community Partners

Global Thought Leader
Key Partner
Program Partner

Community Program Manager

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

Katherine Williams

Senior Community Program Manager