Dallas CIO Inner Circle

December 8, 2021 | La Cima Club

December 8, 2021
La Cima Club

Collaborate with your peers

Join Dallas'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:

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.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Sumit Anand

At Home
Chief Information Officer & Head of Strategy

Mike Anderson

Chief Digital & Information Officer

Madhuri Andrews

EVP, Chief Digital and Information Officer

Paola Arbour

Tenet Health
Executive VP & Chief Information Officer

Nellson Burns

VP of Information Services

Vipin Gupta

Toyota Financial Services
Chief Information Officer


December 8, 2021

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

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Generating and Demonstrating Value With Data & Analytics

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Jo Ramos

Director & Distinguished Engineer


Advancing digital initiatives, building new processes, and ensuring every decision is value-driven are key objectives for today’s CIO – they also rely on a clear data and analytics strategy for success. Though the CIO’s role in managing information and data assets hasn’t significantly changed in terms of accountability and responsibility, their role in driving insights, decision-making and business outcomes has taken a dramatic shift, compelling CIOs to take a more deliberate approach. 

In this engaging dinner conversation among peers, CIOs will discuss the shifts they’ve made to advance a data and analytics strategy, how they’ve positioned IT as an outcome-enabler, and how they’ve generated the greatest value across the enterprise. 

Data & Analytics Strategy, Implementation and Value Creation

  • What are the biggest obstacles or skill deficiencies you have identified on the D&A journey, and how is your organization investing in developing critical skills and capabilities for the digital business? 

  • How are you working across functions to find ways in which D&A can make an immediate impact? Who are your strongest partners and advocates across the business?

Measuring Business Outcomes, Impact and Collective Results

  • How can we align our D&A strategy to enterprise goals and demonstrate measurable outcomes from D&A investments?

  • Especially in today’s economic environment, the business often needs quick and meaningful returns on investments. How are you measuring and communicating the immediate and long-term value of D&A investments?

  • What complexities do you face when formulating an understanding of the cross-functional impact of an analytics initiative?

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

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

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

Please note that our onsite planning will continue to evolve, and all measures will be subject to change to ensure the best and safest possible experience. Please refer to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols for up-to-date local guidelines.



La Cima Club


Parking & Transportation

  • The East and West Garages located at the Towers at Williams Square are available for attendee parking.
  • La Cima Club is located in the Central Tower. 
  • Parking will be validated by La Cima Club for anyone that arrives before 5pm. 

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

Rob Wilson

Program Manager