IN-PERSON

Houston CIO Inner Circle

April 24, 2024 | Willie G's Seafood

April 24, 2024
Willie G's Seafood

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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:

Creating simplified, agile IT environments with minimal disruption to productivity

Allowing new technology to thrive next to legacy systems

Modernizing quickly and efficiently to keep up with evolving security threats

Houston CIO Governing Body


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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

David Cain

CVR Energy
VP & CIO

Vagesh Dave

McDermott International
Global VP/ CIO

Paula Smetana Stuart

Crescent Energy
Chief Information Officer

Michael Thompson

Gulfport Energy Corporation
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

John Varkey

WM
VP, Enterprise Digital Services

Agenda


April 24, 2024

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

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Modernizing Your Tech Stack

Wil Rivera headshot

Wil Rivera

Customer Engineer Manager, ChromeOS

Google

With a constantly evolving organization, IT environments need to be simplified and agile allowing new technology to thrive next to legacy systems. As security threats grow and evolve, so does our need to modernize quickly and efficiently. Within a modern workplace, our needs to securely embrace employees productivity from home or elsewhere must evolve too. How we approach investments today can deliver greater value in the future.

As technology leaders, CIOs must continue to tackle these challenges on a daily basis, but what tangible outcomes exist? What can be done today to modernize what we have in place with minimal disruption to productivity?

Come together with your peers to have an in-depth discussion on the challenges you face with modernization and what considerations you might be missing as we all tackle this together.

Current Landscape and Outlook of Modernization

  • What does it mean to be a modern organization?
  • From your lens and industry, what is IT up against as it applies to security, complexities, productivity and keeping costs low?
  • How are CIOs providing a modern work experience? Are there any unique aspects you are modeling now?

How to Prepare for the Future

  • What are key pillars CIOs are considering when modernizing their tech stack?
  • With future technology considerations in mind, what foundational elements have you already put in place?
  • How do you measure the success of technology modernization? What key performance indicators (KPIs) or metrics will be used?

6:45pm - 7:15pm  Networking Break

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

8:30pm - 9:30pm  Social Hour

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