Florida CIO Community


Join a powerful network of 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 experiences, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:


Participate in year-round gatherings with your local peer group featuring unparalleled opportunities for collaboration, in-depth discussions and networking.


Exchange peer-validated strategies, solutions and partners, and access exclusive community insights to learn how other CIOs approach similar challenges.


Make new connections, enhance your career through an exclusive network, and build lasting relationships with peers.

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

  1. Accelerating High Growth and Digitally-Driven Outcomes
  2. Advancing the Business Value of Security
  3. Thriving through Volatility - Empowering People, Resiliency and Insights

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

World Fuel Services
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Otto Contreras

City of Miami, FL
Deputy CIO

Gary Eppinger

CSX Corporation
Vice President of Technology and CISO

Juan Gomez-Sanchez

Whirlpool Corporation
Global CISO

Kevin Grayling

Florida Crystals Corporation
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Jennifer Greenman

Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Chief Information Officer

Gram Ludlow

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Marcos Marrero

H.I.G. Capital
Chief Information Security Officer

Luis Suarez

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

Christine Vanderpool

Florida Crystals Corporation
VP, IT Strategy, Architecture & CISO


Dora Boussias

Senior Director, Data Strategy & Architecture

Carrie Busbee

Core & Main

Michael Calderin

Yageo Corp
Director, Information Security and Compliance

Prashant Cherukuri


Gee Chow

City of Miami, FL
CIO / Director

Rick Coro

Landstar System

Ann Dozier

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits

Eric Firer

Regional CIO - North America and Latin America

Angelica Gomez

Goodwill Industries
CIO, Vice President of Information Technology

Venkat Gopalan

Chief Digital, Technology & Data Officer

Steve Hindle

Mad Mobile
Head of Global Security

Robert Kurimski

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

Tamir Peres

Herc Holdings
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

J Pickens

White Cap
Chief Technology Officer

Meerah Rajavel

Palo Alto Networks
Chief Information Officer

Sol Rashidi

Estee Lauder
Chief Analytics Officer

Christina Shannon

SPS Commerce
Chief Information Security Officer

Anand Shenoy

Senior Director- Head of Enterprise D&A Architecture, Strategy, & Governance

Chad Simpson

City Furniture
Chief Information Officer

Upcoming Programs


June 21, 2023 | 1 day

Florida CIO Executive Summit

The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami

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

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September 13 - 15, 2023 | 3 days

Global CIO Executive Summit

Four Seasons Nashville

A summit for CIOs with global responsibilities to come together and discuss challenges unique to global operations.

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October, 2023 | an evening

Florida CIO Inner Circle

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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December, 2023 | 1 day

Florida CIO Executive Summit

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

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