Florida CIO Community


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:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Jennifer Greenman

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Christina Shannon

KIK Consumer Products

Luis Suarez

H.I.G. Capital

Christine Vanderpool

Florida Crystals Corporation
VP & Chief Technology Officer

Governing Body Members

Ashish Bhatnagar

Bank of America
Data Technology Executive

Dora Boussias

Senior Director, Data Strategy & Architecture

Devon Bryan

Carnival Corporation
Global CIO

Carrie Busbee

Core & Main

Michael Calderin


Gee Chow

City of Miami, FL
CIO / Director

Elvis Clemetson

SBA Communications
SVP & Global CIO

Rick Coro

Landstar System

Ann Dozier

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits

Eric Firer

CIO, North America

Angelica Gomez

Goodwill Industries International
CIO, Vice President of Information Technology

Venkat Gopalan

Chief Digital, Data and Technology Officer

Renata Kobylinski

Generali Global Assistance
VP IT Infrastructure - CTO North America

Robert Kurimski

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

Udit Mehta

Chief Digital Officer & GM Solutions, Fire & Security

Tamir Peres

Herc Holdings
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

J Pickens

White Cap
Chief Technology Officer

Anand Shenoy

Global VP, Chief Data Officer

Chad Simpson

City Furniture
Chief Information Officer

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

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

Upcoming Programs


March 27, 2024 | 1 hour

Florida CIO Town Hall

Combating Emerging Risks – Elevating Your Exposure Attack Surface Management

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

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June 11, 2024 | 1 day

Florida CIO Executive Summit

The Diplomat Beach Resort

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

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November 2024 | 1 day

Florida CIO Executive Summit

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

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