Houston CIO Community


Join a powerful network of 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 experiences, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

Programs

Participate in year-round gatherings with your local peer group featuring unparalleled opportunities for collaboration, in-depth discussions and networking.

Insights

Exchange peer-validated strategies, solutions and partners, and access exclusive community insights to learn how other CIOs approach similar challenges.

Connections

Make new connections, enhance your career through an exclusive network, and build lasting relationships with peers.

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

David Cain

CVR Energy
VP & CIO

Jennifer Hohman

Seadrill
Chief Information Officer & Vice President

Alina Parast

ChampionX
SVP & CIO

Michael Thompson

Gulfport Energy Corporation
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

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 Service
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

Brad Breau

Tokio Marine HCC
SVP, CIO

Tom Burns

Texon LP
VP, IT

Jesse Carrillo

Howard Hughes Corporation
Chief Innovation Officer

Joe Carroll

CITGO Petroleum
CIO

Ricardo Castro

Nexeo Plastics
VP & 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

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

Tim Jackson

Diamond Offshore Drilling
Chief Information Officer

Manish Kapoor

NuStar Energy
CIO & SVP Information Systems

Ryan Kelley

Par Pacific
CIO

Murshid Khan

TDECU-Your Credit Union
VP & CIO

Kendall Knight

Loomis
Chief Information officer

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
CIO

Lee Leiber

Baylor College of Medicine
CIO

Jason Lu

CSAT Solutions
Chief Technology Officer

Jeremy Manning

Gulf Capital Bank
Chief Information Officer

Pragati Mathur

ConocoPhillips
Chief Digital & Information Officer

Lisa McClain

ALS
CIO

Robert McLemore

Rush Enterprises
VP & CIO

John Del Mixon

Service Corporation International
VP, IT

John Mizell

S & B Engineers and Constructors
VP IT

Annette Moore

NASA
Deputy CIO, Strategy

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

Siva Pothi

Teleperformance
Chief Information Officer

Julie Purcell

SavaSeniorCare
SVP & CIO

Suresh Rajamani

Newpark Resources
CIO

Brad Rector

TEAM
Chief Digital & Information Officer

Don Reny

Gulf States Toyota
VP Information Technology

Eric Silva

Oceaneering International
SVP, Operations Support

Ray Smelley

Chevron
GM - Foundation Platform

Paula Smetana Stuart

Crescent Energy
CIO

Srini Sundarrajan

Ryerson
CIO

Erik Tennison

AIG
Associate Information Officer

Rennu Varghese

The Friedkin Group Inc
VP & CIO

Louis Ventura

Quanex Building Products
VP & CIO

Randy Volkin

Perry Homes
CIO

Rob Zelinka

Jack Henry & Associates
Chief Information Officer

Upcoming Programs


IN-PERSON

March, 2023 | an evening

Houston CIO Inner Circle

The Bell Tower on 34th

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

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IN-PERSON

June, 2023 | 1 day

Houston CIO Executive Summit

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

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IN-PERSON

September, 2023 | an evening

Houston CIO Inner Circle

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

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IN-PERSON

September 13 - 15, 2023 | 3 days

Global CIO Executive Summit

Four Seasons Nashville

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

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IN-PERSON

December, 2023 | 1 day

Houston CIO Executive Summit

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

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