Florida CIO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CIOs in the Florida community to solve critical leadership challenges through the collective experiences and expertise of the network.

Invaluable network

Build a strong professional network where you live and work. Access the collective expertise of your true peers all in one place. Make new connections and catch up with old friends.

Peer collaboration

Gain new perspectives from peers who understand your most critical priorities and are facing the same challenges -- generate ideas, share real-life experiences and get forward-looking guidance and insights.

Actionable insights

Exchange best practices, validate strategies and walk away with practical insights that are immediately actionable.

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

  1. Seizing momentum – influencing and leading the enterprise
  2. Thriving through uncertainty - empowering people and delivering value
  3. Advancing and scaling strategic, outcome-based technologies

Florida CIO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Florida CIO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CIOs, for CIOs.


Shawn Bowen

Restaurant Brands International

Otto Contreras

City of Miami, FL
Deputy CIO

Gary Eppinger

Carnival Cruise Lines
Global Chief Information Security Officer & Privacy Officer

Juan Gomez-Sanchez

Chief Security Officer

Kevin Grayling

Florida Crystals Corporation
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Gram Ludlow

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation
VP, Global Information Security

Marcos Marrero

H.I.G. Capital
Chief Information Security Officer

Dave Pearson

Sykes Enterprises
Executive VP & Chief Information Officer

Luis Suarez

H.I.G. Capital
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

Christine Vanderpool

Florida Crystals Corporation
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer


Deepak Agarwal

The School District of Palm Beach County
Chief Information Officer

Dwayne Allen

Former Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Eugene Baker

Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Chief Information Officer

Dora Boussias

Senior Enterprise Architect, Information Management & Architecture

Prashant Cherukuri


Rick Coro

Landstar System

Ann Dozier

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits

David Galloway


Jennifer Greenman

Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Chief Information Officer

Chris Harrison

Campus Management Corp

Robert Kurimski

Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County
Chief Technology Officer

Jane Landon


Andrew MacDonald

Kemper Corporation
SVP and CIO, Property & Casualty

Dave Pearson

Executive VP & Chief Information Officer

Tamir Peres

Herc Holdings
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

Angel Petisco

Miami-Dade County
Chief Information Officer

Balaji Rangaswamy

Boeing Distribution Services

Sol Rashidi

Merck & Co.
Global Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Commercial

Christopher Roche

NextEra Energy
Senior Director of CyberSecurity & Technology Risk (CISO)

Joe Schulz

Chief Information Officer

Christina Shannon

Anchor Glass Container
Vice President of Information Technology

Chad Simpson

City Furniture
Deputy Chief Information Officer

Dwight Smith

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation

Jerry Sullivan

Orlando Utilities Commission

Jag Tailor

Sony Pictures Entertainment
Former SVP Global Information Systems

Joe Zemel

Vice President, CIO

Upcoming Events

In-person Programs

August, 2021

Florida CIO Inner Circle

An evening with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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November 2, 2021

Florida CIO Executive Summit

Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove

Walk away from this peer-led, one-day program with new connections and actionable insights.

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Virtual Programs

May 25, 2021

Florida CIO Virtual Executive Summit

Walk away from this peer-led, half-day virtual program with new connections and actionable insights.

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October 7, 2021

Global CIO Virtual Executive Summit

A virtual gathering for CIOs with global responsibilities to discuss challenges unique to international operations.

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