Dallas CIO Virtual Executive Summit

May 13, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm CDT

May 13, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm CDT


Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Dallas CIO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Redesigning cybersecurity for the future

Cultivating the digital dexterity of the business

Communicating the value of data and analytics


Sumit Anand

At Home
Chief Strategy Officer & CIO

Mike Anderson

Chief Digital & Information Officer

Nellson Burns

VP of Information Services


May 13, 2021

8:00am - 8:45am CDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Keynote Sponsored By Google Chrome Enterprise

Join an engaging keynote featuring thought leadership, peer perspectives and actionable insights on the top priorities for CIOs today.

8:45am - 9:00am CDT Break

9:00am - 10:00am CDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Securing and Scaling Cloud Environments

Hillery Hunter headshot

Hillery Hunter

CTO, IBM Cloud


Studies show that 74% of CEOs believe cloud computing will be the most helpful technology to deliver results over the next 2-3 years. How can businesses digitally transform with cloud, while ensuring they have a secure environment where customers’ data is not compromised?
Join us for an interactive boardroom that explores how businesses can:

  • Make the transition to cloud rapidly while keeping experiences frictionless for consumers
  • Build secure and open hybrid cloud architecture and distributed cloud environments
  • Explore strategic cloud options and execute on them seamlessly

9:00am - 10:00am CDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Virtual Boardroom hosted by Google Cloud


9:00am - 10:00am CDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

CIOs Promise: Delivering Data & Analytics

Faced with demands for modernization, cost optimization and digital business transformation, CIOs are looking at how data and analytics programs can support expanding their digital business and increasing their D&A maturity. After a D&A strategy is set, IT leader must execute and deliver on the intended business outcomes. 

Join your peers in discussing:

  • Approaches to leveraging technology and resources to support D&A program and improve business outcomes
  • Best Practices for building out new business process and executing change management across the enterprise
  • Management of cultural shifts in the organization

10:00am - 10:45am CDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Strategic Drivers to Digital Business Acceleration

A CIO’s 2021 marching orders come straight from the top: In a Gartner survey, 7 out of 10 boards demanded digital acceleration in a disrupted global climate, while operational excellence through digital business topped the forward-driving agenda. How does your digital strategy measure up to the mission? Join your peers in an interactive session built around modern digital design. 

Among the key talking points:

  • What it means to be ‘digital-first’ – breaking down roadblocks and navigating roadmaps

  • What levers to pull to expand digital business and increase digital maturity

  • How CIOs create credibility to drive the enterprise in a digital direction 

10:45am - 11:00am CDT Break

11:00am - 12:00pm CDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Modern Data Protection for Modern Challenges

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Dave Russell

Vice President of Enterprise Strategy


For many businesses, the path of digital transformation presents challenges — including reliance on legacy systems, skills gaps and performance concerns. CIOs are challenged to provide a modern data protection solution that unblocks potential pitfalls and delivers the results their organization needs to succeed.

Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • Building a comprehensive data management strategy that encompasses cloud, virtual and physical
  • Accelerating data protection capabilities while maximizing potential to achieve governance, security and productivity goals
  • Strategies to make data fluid across the enterprise while freeing up resources constrained by legacy tools and focusing them on accelerating innovative projects

11:00am - 12:00pm CDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

The Intentional Infrasfructure – Cloud Clarity for Greater Outcomes

As the ongoing rush to the cloud continues, many organizations falter because they equate “movement” with “strategy.” Getting the most out of your cloud journey is the product of clear communication, alignment with other business processes and functions, and partnerships among multiple internal and external stakeholders.

This session puts strategy in the crosshairs and discusses:

  • Creating definitional clarity for your comprehensive approach to cloud to eliminate ambiguity 
  • Building adaptability into your strategy so it can be augmented or amplified at any step in the journey 
  • Breaking cloud strategy away from IT and creating cross-functional, business-wide alignment

11:00am - 12:00pm CDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Accelerating Security at the Pace of the Business

In 2020, the multi-decade process of turning the digital enterprise inside out accelerated instantly. We’ve now passed an inflection point – most cyber assets live outside the old “walls” of the organization and cybersecurity controls must be scalable, flexible and reliable. How are CIOs partnering with CISOs to establish a security strategy that is an enabler of the digital business rather than an obstacle?

In this interactive session, you’ll discuss:

  • Redesigning cybersecurity architecture to enable the work-from-anywhere culture

  • Foundational technologies to support a global cybersecurity mesh 

  • Reconceptualizing traditional ideas of how to approach security within the enterprise and shifting the business mindset

12:00pm - 12:45pm CDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Closing Keynote

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12:45pm - 1:15pm CDT Networking

Meet the Speakers

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CIO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the Dallas community.

1:15pm - 1:30pm CDT Break

1:30pm - 3:00pm CDT Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues


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Dallas CIO Program Manager

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

Derek Rowinski

Senior Program Manager