Dallas CIO Inner Circle

March 21, 2024 | Hotel Vin

March 21, 2024
Hotel Vin

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:

Shaping the Efficient Enterprise with AI & Automation

Strengthening Partnerships for Wider Business Impact

Illustrating IT’s Value through Business-first Initiatives

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

Nitin Chaturvedi

Chief Digital & Technology Officer

Sandeep Dave

Chief Digital and Technology Officer

Neelu Sethi

SVP, Global Chief Information Officer


March 21, 2024

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

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Managing Business Expectations - How a CIO Controls the Narrative

Neelu Sethi headshot

Neelu Sethi

SVP, Global Chief Information Officer


Swarna Murugan headshot

Swarna Murugan

SVP and Chief Information Officer


Amy Evins headshot

Amy Evins



Grady Ligon headshot

Grady Ligon



Dalia Powers headshot

Dalia Powers

SVP & CIO, Digital & Data Platforms


Harsh Kalra headshot

Harsh Kalra

CIO, Vehicle & Equipment Finance

BMO Harris

Paul Gardiner headshot

Paul Gardiner


NCR Atleos

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

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.



Hotel Vin


The event will be on the 4th floor of Hotel Vin.


There is a public self-parking garage (Harvest Hall Garage) attached to the hotel, on the east side of the building. The first 90 minutes are free and each additional hour is $1 after that.

Once parked, please proceed down to the Ground Level and make a right after exiting the elevator.

Valet parking is also available via Hotel Vin, and the charge is $10 per vehicle.

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