Houston CIO Inner Circle

April 14, 2022 | Dukessa

April 14, 2022
Dukessa

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Collaborate with your peers

Join Houston's top CIOs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

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

Digital talent strategy for the next normal

Adjusting your leadership direction for digital acceleration

Houston CIO Governing Body


The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CIOs, for CIOs.

Co-Chairs

Jennifer Hohman

Seadrill
Chief Information Officer & Vice President

Al Lindseth

Plains GP Holdings
SVP, Risk Management & IT

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

Agenda


April 14, 2022

4:30pm - 5:30pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

How CIOs Should Attract, Develop and Retain Talent for Digital Acceleration

Dan Gutmacher headshot

Dan Gutmacher

Partner, Talent & Transformation

IBM

Brad Rector headshot

Brad Rector

Chief Digital & Information Officer

TEAM

Chris Hanz headshot

Chris Hanz

CIO

Houston Astros

Dolly Kripalani headshot

Dolly Kripalani

Vice President, IT

National Oilwell Varco

James Druzbik headshot

James Druzbik

VP, IS

Group 1 Automotive

Dave Harger headshot

Dave Harger

Vice President - IT

Hi-Crush Proppants

Suresh Rajamani headshot

Suresh Rajamani

CIO

Newpark Resources

The digital acceleration caused by the pandemic and its consequent global crisis demand that CIOs quickly address the challenges of the new talent and ecosystems. Talent is the lifeblood of any successful organization but finding (and keeping) the right people in critical roles is no easy task. Remote work helps broaden the talent pool in some ways, but it also increases competition globally. How can CIOs tackle the severe scarcity of digital talent, the extended time it takes to upskill/reskill employees in their organizations and build a diverse IT organization?

In this interactive conversation among peers, CIOs will discuss their role in proactively contributing to organizational success.

Topic 1: Digital talent strategy for the next normal

  • How are you tackling the scarcity of digital talent in your organization?
  • How are you adjusting your employment value proposition to attract and recruit top talent?
  • How are you partnering with other areas of the business to ensure IT is aligned with overall organizational hiring goals and targets?

Topic 2: Adjusting your leadership direction for digital acceleration

  • Have you had to adjust your own leadership competencies when managing a distributed workforce?
  • How are you keeping a hybrid workforce engaged and motivated to drive digital initiatives?
  • How are you ensuring an excellent employee experience to ensure retention is maintained?

6:45pm - 7:15pm  Networking Break

7:15pm - 8:30pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:30pm - 9:30pm  Social Hour

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Evanta programs are uniquely positioned to succeed in the current landscape.

  • Our invitation-only gatherings are designed to be smaller in scale, providing a safe and comfortable environment.
  • All in-person programs are local and complimentary, with zero impact on your organization’s T&E.

We are committed to creating the safest possible environment for all participants, partners, and associates. As a part of our commitment we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue, and health agency guidelines. Information on vaccinations, face mask guidance, on-site safety measures, and more, can be found here: Health and Safety Resource Policy.

Location


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Dukessa

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Health & Safety Guidelines
To ensure the well-being of participants, partners, and associates, we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue, and health agency guidelines.
 
As a part of our commitment to create the safest possible environment, we are requiring all participants, partners, and associates to be fully vaccinated to participate in in-person programs, in addition to completing a health status attestation prior to arrival. Please refer to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols for up-to-date local guidelines.

Parking

Complimentary self-parking in onsite lot.

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

Ashley Coryell

Program Manager

9712197920

ashley.coryell@evanta.com