Florida CIO Community

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Join a powerful network of C-level peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CIOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

Programs
  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
Insights
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
Connections
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

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.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Otto Contreras

Miami-Dade County
Division Director, IT

Christina Shannon

KIK Consumer Products
CIO

Luis Suarez

H.I.G. Capital
CIO

Christine Vanderpool

Florida Crystals Corporation
VP & CTO

Governing Body Members

Vinod Balla

NationsBenefits
CIO

Karen Beebe

Bealls, Inc.
Chief Technology Officer

Ashish Bhatnagar

Bank of America
Data Technology Executive

Dora Boussias

Stryker
Senior Director, Data Strategy & Architecture

Carrie Busbee

Core & Main
CIO

Michael Calderin

YAGEO Group
CISO

Shawna Cartwright

Cushman & Wakefield
Business Information Officer | CIO | SVP Enterprise Technology

Prashant Cherukuri

Qualfon
CIO

Gee Chow

City of Miami, FL
CIO / Director

Elvis Clemetson

SBA Communications
SVP & Global CIO

Rick Coro

Landstar System
CIO

Chad Couch

JM Family Enterprises
CIO

Ann Dozier

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits
SVP & CIO

Eric Firer

Kellanova
CIO, North America

Bobby George

Carrier
SVP & Chief Digital Officer

Angelica Gomez

Goodwill South Florida
CIO, Vice President of Information Technology

Rodrigo Gonzalez Hermosillo

Softtek
Chief Information Officer

Venkat Gopalan

Belcorp
Chief Digital, Data and Technology Officer

Charles Harris

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Vice President of Information Technology

Shawn Harrs

Red Lobster
CIO

Renata Kobylinski

JLL
Executive Director IT Operations

Robert Kurimski

Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County
CIO & CTO

Mike Novak

Hotwire Communications
CIO & EVP Cyber Security

Tamir Peres

Herc Holdings
SVP & Chief Information Officer

J Pickens

White Cap
CTO

Anand Shenoy

Mars
Global VP, Chief Data Officer

Chad Simpson

City Furniture
CIO


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

  1. Shaping the Efficient Enterprise with AI & Automation
  2. Strengthening Partnerships for Wider Business Impact
  3. Illustrating IT’s Value through Business-first Initiatives

Upcoming Programs


VIRTUAL

August 27, 2024 | 1 hour

Florida CIO Town Hall

Less is Never More – Maximizing Resources for Cost Optimization

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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IN-PERSON

November 13, 2024 | 1 day

Florida CIO Executive Summit

Le Meridien Dania Beach at Fort Lauderdale Airport

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

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