Florida CIO Virtual Executive Summit

May 25, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT

May 25, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT


Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Florida CIO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Bringing cloud back down to earth

Identity, access and the strategic approach to trust

The nuances of back-to-office planning and hybrid workforces


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


Virtual Summit Keynote Session

The Path to Alignment – The CIO and CISO Relationship

More details coming soon!

Virtual Summit Boardroom Sessions

Modern Data Protection for Modern Challenges

 For many businesses, the path of digital transformation presents challenges — including reliance on legacy systems, skills gaps and performance concerns. CIOs are challenged to provide a modern data protection solution that unblocks potential pitfalls and delivers the results their organization needs to succeed.

Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • Building a comprehensive data management strategy that encompasses cloud, virtual and physical
  • Accelerating data protection capabilities while maximizing potential to achieve governance, security and productivity goals
  • Strategies to make data fluid across the enterprise while freeing up resources constrained by legacy tools and focusing them on accelerating innovative projects

Securing and Scaling Cloud Environments

Studies show that 74% of CEOs believe cloud computing will be the most helpful technology to deliver results over the next 2-3 years. How can businesses digitally transform with cloud, while ensuring they have a secure environment where customers’ data is not compromised?
Join us for an interactive boardroom that explores how businesses can:

  • Make the transition to cloud rapidly while keeping experiences frictionless for consumers
  • Build secure and open hybrid cloud architecture and distributed cloud environments
  • Explore strategic cloud options and execute on them seamlessly

Accelerating Security at the Pace of the Business

In 2020, the multi-decade process of turning the digital enterprise inside out accelerated instantly. We’ve now passed an inflection point – most cyber assets live outside the old “walls” of the organization and cybersecurity controls must be scalable, flexible and reliable. How are CIOs partnering with CISOs to establish a security strategy that is an enabler of the digital business rather than an obstacle?

In this interactive session, you’ll discuss:

  • Redesigning cybersecurity architecture to enable the work-from-anywhere culture
  • Foundational technologies to support a global cybersecurity mesh
  • Reconceptualizing traditional ideas of how to approach security within the enterprise and shifting the business mindset


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Florida CIO Program Manager

For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program contact.

John Seabury

Senior Program Manager - Territory Specialist