Global CIO Virtual Executive Summit

October 15, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm PDT

October 15, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm PDT

Collaborate with your peers

Come together with other Global CIOs and CTOs who lead large, multinational organizations at this exclusive virtual summit. Engage in candid discussions, dive deep into critical issues and validate strategies with other enterprise heads of IT and technology on the challenges unique to complex, multinational operations.

The Global CIO Executive Summit features topics and speakers determined by your industry peers, ensuring the agenda delivers the most timely and relevant information in a true, peer-to-peer environment.

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

Preparing for a digitally enabled hybrid workforce on a global scale

Driving innovation, productivity and culture in a complex organization

Identifying new global business paradigms and emerging ecosystems


Mike Anderson

Schneider Electric
SVP, CIO & Digital Leader, North America

Puneet Bhasin

Chief Information and Digital Officer

Martin Davis

Southern Company

Michael Golz

SAP North America
SVP & CIO Americas

Bhushan Ivaturi


Joshua Jewett

Dollar Tree Inc
Chief Information Officer

Amir Kazmi

Chief Information and Digital Officer

Steve Kent

Subaru of America

Gerry Lewis

Senior Vice President & CIO

Bill Martin

AEG Worldwide

Pragati Mathur

EVP, CTO, Digital Solutions

Robert McCowan

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Dolores Mears

Hensel Phelps Construction

David Meyer

Graybar Electric Company

Earl Newsome

Linde Plc
CIO/VP Americas

Carol Poulsen

Co-operators Insurance and Financial Services

Ramkumar Rayapureddy

Global Chief Information Officer

Brad Rector

Phillips 66
Chief Information Officer

Kalev Ruberg

Vice President, Teck Digital Systems & Chief Information Officer

Diane Schwarz

Hunt Consolidated
SVP, Chief Digital and Information Officer

Baker Smith


Kim Snipes

CIO Consumer Bank & Consumer Digital

Thomas South

Northern Trust
Executive VP & Chief Information Officer

Laura Tibodeau

Chief Information Officer

Edward Wagoner

Executive Director, Digital Chief Information Officer

Angela Yochem

Novant Health
EVP & Chief Digital & Technology Officer

Sigal Zarmi

Morgan Stanley
Head of Transformation

Nancy Flores

McKesson Corporation
Executive Vice President, Chief Information and Chief Technology Officer

Paul Krebs

Koch Industries
CIO & Chief Transformation Officer

John Turner

CIO & VP, Information Technology Systems

Tom Gergets

CTO, Vice President - Global Technology Services


Ellen Barker

Texas Instruments

Yanni Charalambous

Occidental Petroleum
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Jeff Lemmer


Justin Mennen

Rite Aid
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

Don Monk

General Mills
VP, Head Digital Transformation Office

Andy Nallappan

Vice President & Chief Information Officer (Global IT)


October 15, 2020

8:00am - 8:45am  PDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Communication, Employee Experience and Security in Large Globally Distributed Teams

John Solomon headshot

John Solomon

VP ChromeOS

Google Chrome Enterprise

Mike McNamara headshot

Mike McNamara

Executive VP, Chief Information Officer


A sudden and unexpected pivot to a WFH workforce was both a monumental challenge and awakening for most companies, but none so much as our large complex multinational organizations. Join our discussion leaders in this interactive keynote to discuss with other global IT and technology leaders:

  • Understanding what promotes and hinders collaboration and communication across globally dispersed teams 

  • Lessons learned from WFH challenges and opportunities across global regions

  • Reimagining the digital employee experience

  • Strategies for securing and remotely managing a WFH workforce that is widely dispersed and diverse

8:45am - 9:00am  PDT Break

9:00am - 10:00am  PDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Strategic IT and Technology Planning that is Globally Adaptive, Agile and Resilient

Mike McNamara headshot

Mike McNamara

Executive VP, Chief Information Officer


Steve Rullo headshot

Steve Rullo

CIO - GE Capital, Global Operations & Finance

GE Power

Vittorio Cretella headshot

Vittorio Cretella


Procter & Gamble

Corrado Azzarita headshot

Corrado Azzarita

Global CIO

Kraft Heinz

Howard Boville headshot

Howard Boville

SVP, IBM Hybrid Cloud


As pre-pandemic strategic plans are scrapped and continued volatility and unpredictability remain, enterprises need to be able to spot inflections early and adapt strategies and operating models in real time. This is further exacerbated for the MNC as we face a worldwide rise in nationalism and shifting geopolitical paradigms concurrently with an increase in global connectedness. Post-pandemic strategic plans for global organizations need to be designed for adaptability and speed, reflect global insights and inflections and help decide how to shift resources to manage risks and take advantage of emerging opportunities. Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • Reinventing strategic planning for speed and continuous adaptability

  • Identifying critical components of the operating model to develop a minimum viable strategy

  • Incorporating long term and short term scenarios into an agile strategic plan

  • Define factors that will trigger when execution of each strategic initiative should take place

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9:00am - 10:00am  PDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Fostering Innovation, Collaboration and Culture Across a Widely Dispersed Global Organization

Piyush Chowhan headshot

Piyush Chowhan

Group CIO

Lulu Group International

Yanni Charalambous headshot

Yanni Charalambous

Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Occidental Petroleum

Ellen Barker headshot

Ellen Barker


Texas Instruments

Cameron Deatsch headshot

Cameron Deatsch

Chief Revenue Officer


Suddenly requiring employees to work from home using a variety of virtual tools and with no more commute had an unexpected positive outcome for most companies – greater productivity. However as CIO’s and CTO’s focus increasingly shifts from survival and recovery to renewal and redesign, processes and structures related to driving innovation, increasing collaboration and shaping culture across the enterprise are being reimagined.  Join this interactive boardroom to discuss:


  • Reimagining the global enterprise for speed and agility

  • Identifying opportunities and fostering innovation at scale in a widely dispersed organization

  • Driving a unified culture across a diverse multinational workforce

9:00am - 10:00am  PDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

AI Governance, Innovation and Ethics in Complex Enterprises with a Large Global Footprint

Max (LJ) Chan headshot

Max (LJ) Chan

Chief Information Officer


Nadine Thomson headshot

Nadine Thomson

Global CTO


Miao Song headshot

Miao Song



As investment in AI continues with mounting proof that it drives value and even competitive advantage, AI governance, innovation and ethics has become more of a boardroom issue than ever before. Unpredictability and risk are inherent in every AI investment creating an immediate need for an AI governance approach that also allows for innovation to flourish.  It is up to CIO’s and CTO’s to lay the groundwork and create a framework for their board.  This interactive boardroom will discuss:

  • Communicating implications, risks and opportunities of AI to the board

  • Creating an AI innovation and ethics committee

  • KPI’s for AI innovation and governance

  • Crafting a framework for the board to approach AI

9:00am - 10:00am  PDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Global CIO State of the Union

Stuart Hughes headshot

Stuart Hughes


Rolls Royce

Chris Lord headshot

Chris Lord

Group CTO


Patrick Thompson headshot

Patrick Thompson



2020 has been a challenging, volatile and transformative year for everyone but none so much as global IT and technology leaders.  As we start to look back on 2020 and determine the long term ramifications this year will have on our future, CIO’s and CTO’s need to rise above the commotion to reflect and forecast the implications of larger global and professional forces that are at play.  Join your peers at this interactive boardroom to discuss the Current-State and Future-State of the Global CIO including:

  • The changing and emerging roles of the Global CIO and CTO

  • How global geopolitical and economic forces will impact IT operations and investments

  • Identifying inflection points on the near horizon and how they may impact IT

10:00am - 10:45am  PDT Virtual Summit Keynote

The Power of Digital Transformation to Drive Business Success

Jay Chaudhry headshot

Jay Chaudhry

CEO, Chairman & Founder


Manoj Kumbhat headshot

Manoj Kumbhat

Global Chief Information Officer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

We all remember the time when IT matters stayed within IT. But with cloud, mobility, AI/machine learning, IoT/OT—all converging to make your organization smarter, more efficient, and more competitive—IT has become a boardroom issue. Today, IT innovators have the opportunity to take their place at the epicenter of the modern enterprise, delivering the agility, security, and user experience needed for digital transformation, thereby reducing business risk, increasing productivity, and cutting costs.

In this session, Zscaler CEO Jay Chaudhry talks with Manoj Kumbhat of Kimberly-Clark, who will discuss:

  • “Owning the moment”: IT’s opportunity to accelerate secure digital transformation
  • Best practices for securing work-from-anywhere using Gartner’s secure access service edge (SASE) and zero trust network access (ZTNA) frameworks
  • What comes next: IT’s new role as strategic business enabler

10:45am - 11:00am  PDT Break

11:00am - 12:00pm  PDT Virtual Town Hall

Reimagining your Global Workforce Strategy and Operating Model for the Next Normal

Mindy Simon headshot

Mindy Simon

Chief Information Officer

Conagra Brands

Scott Strickland headshot

Scott Strickland

Chief Information Officer

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Curtis Peterson headshot

Curtis Peterson

SVP, Operations


Brad Rector headshot

Brad Rector

Chief Information Officer

Phillips 66

The impact of the crisis on our workforces combined with the economic environment has affected all facets of life and work and is forcing enterprises to rethink their existing structures, workforces and the workplace itself.  Multinational organizations already face more risk, complexity (and opportunity) when it comes to their workforce planning and operating models. This is now further exacerbated when urgency and the future of work is also incorporated into your global workforce strategy. 

  • Reimagining what your global workforce will look like

  • Using the current state of your operating model to address the future

  • IT operating model implications and transformation for the new reality

  • Risk mitigation strategies for global operating models and workforces in the next normal

  • Develop a leadership team and blueprint for a new and improved workforce strategy and operating model

11:00am - 12:00pm  PDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Cloud Strategy for Complex Multinational Enterprises

Jeff Hughes headshot

Jeff Hughes

Chief Information Officer

Brighthouse Financial

Ashish Parmar headshot

Ashish Parmar



Krishna Bhagavathula headshot

Krishna Bhagavathula

Chief Technology Officer

National Basketball Association

Chris Tinker headshot

Chris Tinker

Distinguished Technologist

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Flynn Maloy headshot

Flynn Maloy

Vice President, HPE GreenLake Marketing

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Cloud is no longer an if but a how fast for most large organizations.  With growing worldwide footprints global enterprises also need international data storage to keep applications performing the same for all their users in any location.  With more choices and capabilities in cloud services, also comes increased complexity and issues for consideration.

  • Structuring and navigating a cloud strategy on a global scale

  • Tactics critical for driving cloud success at large enterprises

  • A framework for prioritizing apps and data for the cloud

  • Most common mistakes in cloud infrastructure strategy made by large organizations

  • Developing end to end capabilities and identifying new roles and skills that will be needed in an evolving cloud landscape

12:00pm - 12:45pm  PDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Opportunities and Risks in Emerging Global IT and Technology Ecosystems

Alastair Pooley headshot

Alastair Pooley


Snow Software

Mark Sherwood headshot

Mark Sherwood


Nuance Communications

The global pandemic has completely disrupted the course of normal business. CIOs are facing the greatest challenge of our careers. We have had to make significant investments in technology to ensure business continuity and build new ways of working, while also making cuts to keep our organizations resilient. However, the rapid-fire decisions we’re making to ensure survival are exposing us to greater risks – some of which we have no way of anticipating. In this session, we will discuss how CIOs can avoid ending up in a game of chance like Rock, Paper, Scissors with our technology investments by considering:

  • How to better weigh risk versus reward when making decisions about technology spend vs. cuts

  • Creating business continuity plans built on an assumption of longer-term uncertainty

  • Mitigating negative impact of rushed digital transformation initiatives

12:45pm - 1:15pm  PDT Networking

CIO’s helping CIO’s - Networking and Discussion

Join this informal virtual gathering to network and meet other CIO’s responsible for global strategy and operations. You will also have the opportunity to share a challenge you currently have with the rest of the community and discuss possible approaches and solutions to your challenge with your peer CIO’s.

1:15pm - 1:30pm  PDT Break

1:30pm - 3:00pm  PDT Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

How to Participate 

Available if you sign up and select peer meetings prior to the summit. 

To join your meetings

Please reference the instructions and itinerary that were emailed to you from This contains your meeting portal link or downloadable meeting calendar invites

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues

Conducting business virtually makes it more challenging to meet and network with like-minded peers. During this time of disruption and uncertainty, it’s become even more critical to collaborate with peers who are facing the same challenges.

Now, we are bringing you the opportunity to set up 1-to-1 meetings in a private, virtual setting with community peers directly after the Virtual Executive Summit.

  • Peer-to-Peer meetings are 25 minutes in length, giving you the chance for more personal interaction and in-depth conversation with your fellow Global CIO Virtual Executive Summit peers.
  • All conversations are private and will not be recorded
  • Meet up to 3 peers based on your shared interests or priorities

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