Dallas CIO Inner Circle

September 18, 2018 | Cityplace Events

September 18, 2018
Cityplace Events

Collaborate with your peers

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

Dallas CIO Governing Body

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


Ellen Barker

Texas Instruments

Nellson Burns


Suja Chandrasekaran


Chandra Dhandapani

CBRE, Inc.
Chief Digital & Technology Officer

Gregory Ericson

Essilor of America

Maya Leibman

American Airlines
SVP, Technology & CIO

Rajesh Nagarajan

Celanese Corporation


September 18, 2018

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Registration & Opening Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Leading Through Uncertainty

Suja Chandrasekaran headshot

Suja Chandrasekaran



Chandra Dhandapani headshot

Chandra Dhandapani

Chief Digital & Technology Officer

CBRE, Inc.

Rajesh Nagarajan headshot

Rajesh Nagarajan


Celanese Corporation

In today’s environment of constant technology upheaval, traditional change management techniques fall short. Digital initiatives, executive expectations and an evolving marketplace necessitate change at a rapid pace. In order to adapt their business and their teams at this speed, C-level leaders must adopt an alternate approach. At this dinner, compare your most pressing disruptions with peers and discuss innovative ways to guide your change leadership efforts and reduce uncertainty in the enterprise.

Topic 1: Addressing the current challenges 

  • What barriers to high performance are you currently experiencing at your organization?
  • In what ways is your team expected to respond to competitive threats with creative solutions?
  • What technologies are creating the biggest disruptions to your business currently? Which ones are on the horizon?

Topic 2: Abandoning the old approach to change leadership

  • How can we get rid of the traditional “burning platform” approach, where businesses adapt to change when forced with a crisis, rather than anticipating change?
  • What (if any) new change management techniques have you adopted or would like to adopt?
  • What support or resources do you need to adopt newer models?

Topic 3: Creating a culture of adaptation

  • How can IT leaders create an environment of comfort, confidence and control for their teams?
  • How do you provide space for your team to innovate?
  • How can we better communicate the likelihood and magnitude of change to our teams?
  • How can we work better across the C-suite to create a culture of adaptation and innovation?

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

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

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour


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Dallas CIO Program Managers

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

Brian Greig

Senior Program Director



Annie Bogart

Program Manager