Houston CIO Community


Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CIOs in the Houston 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. Mastering the art of change and adaptability
  2. Accelerating high growth and a data-first mindset
  3. Empowering talent, protecting the enterprise

Houston CIO Governing Body


A regional Governing Body leads the Houston CIO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CIOs, for CIOs.

Co-Chairs

Jennifer Hartsock

Baker Hughes
VP & CIO

Jennifer Hohman

Seadrill Americas
Chief Information Officer & Vice President

Al Lindseth

Plains GP Holdings
SVP, Risk Management & IT

Alina Parast

ChampionX
SVP & CIO

John Varkey

Waste Management
VP, Enterprise Digital Services

Sudhakar Virupakshi

Buckeye Partners
Chief Information Officer

Members

Bhupesh Arora

Magellan Midstream Partners
VP & CIO

Sean Barnes

Nine Energy
VP, Corporate Operations

Mike Bell

Houston Police Department
Chief Technology Officer - CTO

Puneet Bhasin

Unum
EVP, Global CIO & Chief Digital Officer

Jason Bourg

APTIM
VP of IT, CIO

Ann-Michele Bowlin

Norton Rose Fulbright
CIO

Steve Brady

Dresser-Rand Group
VP of Process Innovation & CIO

Brad Breau

Tokio Marine HCC
SVP, CIO

Tom Burns

Texon LP
VP, IT

David Cain

CVR Energy
VP & CIO

Jesse Carrillo

Hines Interests Limited Partnership
SVP & CIO

Joe Carroll

CITGO Petroleum
General Manager, IT & Security

Ricardo Castro

Nexeo Plastics
VP & CIO

Cindy Cornelius

Wellmed Medical
Regional CIO

Graham Crisp

TechnipFMC
SVP & CIO

Vagesh Dave

McDermott International
Global VP/ CIO

Howard Davis

Transocean
EVP, CAO/CIO

James Druzbik

Group 1 Automotive
VP, IS

Al Garcia

City of Houston, TX
CTO

Scott Gilhousen

Houston Independent School District
Chief Technology Information Officer

Christopher Gregory

DXP Enterprises
SVP, CIO

Chris Hanz

Houston Astros
CIO

Dave Harger

Hi-Crush Proppants
Vice President - IT

David Harmon

Oil States International
CIO

Bradley Hoover

Texas A&M University System
Chief Information Officer of the RELLIS Campus

Sarosh Hussain

Perry Homes
SVP & Head of IT & CIO

Tim Jackson

Diamond Offshore Drilling
Chief Information Officer

John Jorgensen

American Bureau of Shipping
Chief Scientist, ABS CyberSafety

Manish Kapoor

NuStar Energy
CIO & SVP Information Systems

Ryan Kelley

Par Pacific
CIO

Murshid Khan

TDECU-Your Credit Union
VP & CIO

Dolly Kripalani

National Oilwell Varco
Vice President, IT

Paul Krueger

J.B. Poindexter
VP, IT CIO

Nicholas Larcombe

Hess
Chief Information Officer

Sebastien Lehnherr

Schlumberger
Chief Information Officer

Lee Leiber

Baylor College of Medicine
CIO

Jason Lu

CSAT Solutions
Chief Technology Officer

Pragati Mathur

ConocoPhillips
Chief Digital & Information Officer

Lisa McClain

MRC Global
CIO

Robert McLemore

Rush Enterprises
VP & CIO

John Del Mixon

Service Corporation International
VP, IT

John Mizell

S & B Engineers and Constructors
VP, CIO

Annette Moore

NASA Johnson Space Center
CIO

Maria O'Neill

American Bureau of Shipping
CIO

Travis Osborne

Apache Corporation
VP, IT

Phillip Pappan

Superior Energy
CIO

Dharmesh Patel

CMA CGM America LLC
CIO

Ken Piddington

U.S. Silica
CIO

Brad Rector

TEAM
Chief Digital & Information Officer

Don Reny

Gulf States Toyota
VP Information Technology

Michael Rhymes

Entergy
Global CIO

Eric Silva

Oceaneering International
SVP, Operations Support

Ray Smelley

Chevron
GM - Foundation Platform

Erik Tennison

AIG
Associate Information Officer

Louis Ventura

Quanex Building Products
VP & CIO

Upcoming Programs


VIRTUAL

March 3, 2022 | 1 hour

Houston CIO Virtual Town Hall

Enhancing Responsiveness to Cybersecurity in a Cloud Environment

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

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IN-PERSON

April 14, 2022 | an evening

Houston CIO Inner Circle

Dukessa

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

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IN-PERSON

September, 2022 | 3 days

Global CIO Executive Summit

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

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