Chicago CIO Inner Circle

February 20, 2024 | Prime & Provisions

February 20, 2024
Prime & Provisions

Collaborate with your peers

Join Chicago's top CIOs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

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

Managing ongoing AI expectations with business stakeholders

Cutting through complexities to define long-term AI ambition

Ensuring responsible AI adoption and journey planning outside of IT

Chicago CIO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

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


February 20, 2024

4:30pm - 5:30pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Managing Business Expectations — How a CIO Controls the Narrative

Satya Pandey headshot

Satya Pandey

CTO - Head of Investment Banking Technology

William Blair & Company

Vikram Bhonagiri headshot

Vikram Bhonagiri

Vice President IT: Oncology and Commercial Finance.


Chris Campbell headshot

Chris Campbell

Chief Information Officer

DeVry University

Anuj Gaur headshot

Anuj Gaur

VP Global Information Technology

The Marmon Group

Rohit Kapoor headshot

Rohit Kapoor


Claire's Stores, Inc.

Jason Reynolds headshot

Jason Reynolds

VP of Digital and Analytics


Business leaders have high expectations about AI and other emerging technologies that CIOs must manage. As such, CIOs must have robust strategies in place to not only manage these technologies, but also communicate their benefits and risks. Executives across the organization all have their own thoughts and priorities around what the technology should be used for, but as a CIO, how do you keep control of this narrative and ensure effective deployment to drive digital business success?

As c-level and board expectations continue to rise around emerging technologies, coupled with minimal IT increased budgets and resources, what are the key levers CIOs are using to grow partnerships, better align with the business on these powerful technologies, and mitigate risks?

Join your peers to discuss how CIOs and their messaging are truly resonating with stakeholders on these emerging technologies.

Topic 1: Managing Ongoing AI Expectations with Business Stakeholders

  • What’s the current direction your organization is taking on Generative AI? Are other departments inline with IT’s direction or are they taking another route?
  • How are you communicating the benefits and risks to the board as the technology continues to iterate? What are the most effective use cases to share?
  • As a CIO, how are you ensuring responsible AI adoption and journey planning outside of IT? Do you have a governance plan in place or are you governing as you go?

Topic 2: Deciding your AI Ambition

  • How are you cutting through AI complexities to define your long-term AI ambition for the organization? Who is involved in setting this north star?
  • What measures are you putting in place to secure data sets and mitigate the risk of sophisticated attacks that exploit these technologies?
  • What will the overall implication on the workforce be with your strategy? Do you see AI as an enhancement or a replacement for the workforce?

6:45pm - 7:15pm  Networking Break

7:15pm - 8:30pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:30pm - 9:30pm  Social Hour

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