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. Investing in your people and the right technologies  
  2. Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models
  3. Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

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.


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Shawn Bowen

Restaurant Brands International

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Otto Contreras

City of Miami, FL
Deputy CIO

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Gary Eppinger

Carnival Cruise Lines
Global Chief Information Security Officer & Privacy Officer

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Juan Gomez-Sanchez

Chief Security Officer

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Kevin Grayling

Florida Crystals Corporation
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

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Gram Ludlow

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation
VP, Global Information Security

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Marcos Marrero

H.I.G. Capital
Chief Information Security Officer

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Dave Pearson

Sykes Enterprises
Executive VP & Chief Information Officer

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Luis Suarez

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

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Christine Vanderpool

Florida Crystals Corporation
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer


Deepak Agarwal

The School District of Palm Beach County
Chief Information Officer

Rosa Akhtarkhavari

City of Orlando

Eugene Baker

Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Chief Information Officer

Thomas Brosnan

Sr. VP, Infrastructure Services

Andrew Cannata

Global Chief Information Security Officer

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

Andrew MacDonald

Kemper Corporation
SVP and CIO, Property & Casualty

Mike Maier

City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
Former Chief Technology Officer & Director, Information Technology Services

Brad Manning


Tamir Peres

Herc Holdings
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

Angel Petisco

Miami-Dade County
Chief Information Officer

Balaji Rangaswamy

Boeing Distribution Services

Keith Rosenbauer

HD Supply

Khalid Saleem

TBC Corp
SVP, Chief Digital Officer

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

Joe Zemel

Vice President, CIO

Upcoming Events

Virtual Programs

October 29, 2020

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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November 19, 2020

Florida CIO Virtual Town Hall

Virtual Town Hall

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

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December 17, 2020

Florida CIO Virtual Town Hall

Virtual Town Hall

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

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