IN-PERSON

Detroit CIO Inner Circle

March 26, 2024 | Roostertail

March 26, 2024
Roostertail

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Join Detroit'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:

Creating simplified, agile IT environments with minimal disruption to productivity

Allowing new technology to thrive next to legacy systems

Modernizing quickly and efficiently to keep up with evolving security threats

Detroit 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

Janette Barretto

Yazaki North America
Global Security and Risk Manager

Brent Cieszynski

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
VP & CISO

Russ Gordon

PHINIA
CISO

Steven Herrin

DTE
Director, Cybersecurity/CISO

Rich Hook

Penske
EVP & CIO

Rachelle Putnam

General Dynamics Land Systems
Chief Information Technology Officer

Jeff Small

Great Lakes Water Authority
CIO

Ryan Talbott

BorgWarner
VP & CIO

Erik Wille

Cabinetworks Group
CISO

Agenda


March 26, 2024

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

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Modernizing Your Tech Stack

Jeremy Hyland headshot

Jeremy Hyland

Director of Cyber Defense

Dow

Bhavani Koneru headshot

Bhavani Koneru

CIO

Oakland University

Jeff Small headshot

Jeff Small

CIO

Great Lakes Water Authority

Homyar Naterwala headshot

Homyar Naterwala

Business Information Security Officer

GE Aerospace

Art Thompson headshot

Art Thompson

CIO

City of Detroit

Noha White headshot

Noha White

CIO

Detroit Diesel Corporation

Wil Rivera headshot

Wil Rivera

Customer Engineer Manager, ChromeOS

Google

With a constantly evolving organization, IT environments need to be simplified and agile allowing new technology to thrive next to legacy systems. As security threats grow and evolve, so does our need to modernize quickly and efficiently. Within a modern workplace, our needs to securely embrace employees productivity from home or elsewhere must evolve too. How we approach investments today can deliver greater value in the future.

As technology and security leaders, CIOs and CISOs must continue to tackle these challenges on a daily basis, but what tangible outcomes exist? What can be done today to modernize what we have in place with minimal disruption to productivity?

Come together with your peers to have an in-depth discussion on the challenges you face with modernization and what considerations you might be missing as we all tackle this together.

Current Landscape and Outlook of Modernization

  • What does it mean to be a modern organization?
  • From your lens and industry, what is IT up against as it applies to security, complexities, productivity and keeping costs low?
  • How are CIOs and CISOs providing a modern work experience? Are there any unique aspects you are modeling now?

How to Prepare for the Future

  • What are key pillars CIOs and CISOs are considering when modernizing their tech stack?
  • With future technology considerations in mind, what foundational elements have you already put in place?
  • How do you measure the success of technology modernization? What key performance indicators (KPIs) or metrics will be used?

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


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Complimentary valet parking available.

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Jeff Hull

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