Dallas CIO Inner Circle

September 6, 2023 | Riders Field

September 6, 2023
Riders Field

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:

Supporting Faster, Data-Driven Decisions

Building Advanced Capabilities in a Competitive Environment

Planning and Implementing Generative AI

Dallas 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

Sumit Anand

At Home
Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Information Officer

Mike Anderson

Chief Digital & Information Officer

Paola Arbour

Tenet Health
Executive VP & Chief Information Officer

Neelu Sethi

Reddy Ice Holdings
SVP, Chief Information Officer


September 6, 2023

4:30pm - 5:15pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:15pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Optimizing Efficiencies Through Data, Automation and AI

Heidi Cox headshot

Heidi Cox


Trinity Industries

Nathan Harwood headshot

Nathan Harwood



Sumit Anand headshot

Sumit Anand

Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Information Officer

At Home

Janya Kieffer headshot

Janya Kieffer


Austin Industries

Kevin Scott headshot

Kevin Scott

Chief Technology Officer

PGA of America

Tanweer Surve headshot

Tanweer Surve

CTO Cloud Control Management

Wells Fargo

Ebele Kemery headshot

Ebele Kemery

Managing Director, Public Cloud Transformation Office

JPMorgan Chase

Varun Kumar headshot

Varun Kumar

Chief Technology Officer

National Life Group

Andrew Sheedy headshot

Andrew Sheedy

Senior Digital Security COE Leader


With organizations facing headwinds due to economic uncertainties, it is essential for business leaders to improve efficiencies, lower costs, increase productivity and support business growth. Technology leaders who adapt the IT strategy to leverage data, automation and generative AI practices will ensure their company remains competitive amid rapid change.

As speed and agility become essential components for an enterprise to make smarter, quicker decisions, CIOs must empower the organization with the right capabilities and information to maximize benefits and decrease time to value. Creating opportunities for speedy outcomes by providing accessible data, automating to make space for strategic work, and empowering leaders to make decisions with the support of AI models will ultimately lead to a more competitive enterprise.

Join your peers to discuss how CIOs are optimizing capabilities to increase IT’s impact and show great business value across the enterprise.

Supporting Faster, Data-Driven Decisions

  1. What goals do you have around using data insights to create a more efficient business? What challenges are you facing when it comes to those goals?
  2. How do you create new avenues for accessible data, while fostering data literacy for quicker and smarter business decisions?
  3. Is your data environment mature enough to move forward with automation and/or generative AI models? What do you need to do to get there?

Building Advanced Capabilities in a Competitive Environment

  1. What business processes are you currently automating and how do you identify the areas of the business that should be automated?
  2. How do your future automation plans affect cost/resource optimization and people productivity?
  3. Have you identified small use cases or pilots for incorporating generative AI within the enterprise? Have you realized any benefits as of yet?
  4. What does the future look like for generative AI in your enterprise? Are there pressures from the C-suite to implement this before your data environment is mature enough?

6:45pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour

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.



Riders Field


The event will be held at the Bullpen Bar and Teddy's Tavern, located within the ballpark grounds.

Please arrive and park in Lot A/B, located at Diamond Drive and RoughRiders Trail, at no cost. 

Evanta will have a private entrance open near the Ticket Office/Will Call. Please view a map of the ballpark HERE

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