Minneapolis CIO Community


Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CIOs in the Minneapolis 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

Minneapolis CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Tammylynne Jonas

Donaldson
Global CIO

Justin Kershaw

Cargill
Corporate VP & CIO

Don Monk

General Mills
VP and CIO, Technology and Solutions, Global Business Solutions

Mike Neill

C.H. Robinson
Chief Technology Officer

Carissa Rollins

Illumina
CIO

Tarek Tomes

State of Minnesota
CIO & Commissioner

Members

Dan Abdul

Medica
SVP, CTO

Luke Anderson

Cub Foods
CIO

Anil Arcalgud

Ecolab
Executive VP & Chief Information Officer

Kelly Aronson

Andersen Corporation
Chief Information Officer

Anandh Asokan

Thrivent
VP, Head of Enterprise Integration Engineering and Services at Thrivent

John Avenson

Minnesota Twins
VP, Technology

Ramesh Babu

Digi-Key
VP, CIO

Sameer Badlani

Fairview Health Services
Chief Information Officer

David Bingenheimer

Ecolab
EVP & CIO

David Black

CHS
SVP, Chief Strategy Officer and CIO

José Blanco

Wells Fargo
Sr. Vice President of Information Technology

Adrian Butler

Casey's General Stores
CIO

Marc Carlson

Land O'Lakes
CIO

Manisha Datye

Casey's General Stores
CTO

Ben Davis

Cambria
EVP and Chief Digital Officer

Rob Duchscher

SunOpta
CIO/ CISO

Matt Emmerich

Polaris
VP, CIO

Julie Flaschenriem

Hennepin Healthcare
CIO

Jeff Gerber

Johnson Brothers Liquor
CIO

Ross Gilbertson

Northern Tool + Equipment
SVP & CIO

Bernie Gulachek

University of Minnesota
CIO

Darrin Hebert

Aon Corporation US
CIO

David Ingham

Allina Health
VP & Chief Health Information Officer

Ann Marie Janke

Post Consumer Brands
CIO

Jim Jones

Great River Energy
VP & CIO

Dennis Keane

Red Wing Shoes
Chief Information Officer

Sharon Kennedy-Vickers

City of Saint Paul
CIO & Director, Technology & Communications

Marc Kermisch

CNH Industrial America
Global CIO

Sridhar Koneru

Winnebago Ind
VP Information Technology (CIO)

Dave Lardy

Patterson Companies
CIO

Michael Mathews

Deluxe
SVP & CIO

Mike McNamara

Target
Executive VP, Chief Information Officer

George McNulty

Mayo Clinic
CTO of OneOme a division of Mayo Clinic

Nate Melby

Dairyland Power Co-Op
Chief Information Officer

Heather Mickman

Gap
Interim CIO

Mark Murphy

3M
Chief Information and Digital Officer

Jeff Palm

Allianz Life US
SVP & CIO

John Pelant

Carlson Wagonlit Travel
EVP & CTO

Tony Peleska

Kraus-Anderson
VP and Head of Information Technology and Digital Transformation

Mary Lynne Perushek

Mortenson
CIO

Tim Peterson

Xcel Energy
SVP & CIO

Ryker Richardson

Federated Insurance
SVP & CIO

Cris Ross

Mayo Clinic
CIO

Kelly Runkle

Taylor
Vice President Information Technology

Ryan Schaap

Wells Enterprises, Inc.
CIO

Ken Smith

Daktronics
Director, IT

Gerard Smyth

Ameriprise Financial
EVP and Global Chief Information Officer

John Soderberg

Fastenal
EVP Information Technology

Brian Tilzer

Best Buy
Chief Digital and Technology Officer

Mark Vaupel

Hormel Foods
VP, IT Services

Chee Wong

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
CTO & VP of IT

Greg Woods

POET
Chief Information Officer

Dennis Zuzek

HealthPartners
SVP and CTO

Upcoming Programs


VIRTUAL

July 19, 2022 | 1 hour

Minneapolis CIO Virtual Boardroom

Strengthening Your Identity and Access Management Architecture

An intimate and interactive conversation framed around a hot topic or priority.

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VIRTUAL

September 14, 2022 | 1 hour

Minneapolis CIO Virtual Town Hall

Minneapolis CIO Virtual Town Hall

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

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IN-PERSON

October 10 - 12, 2022 | 3 days

Global CIO Executive Summit

Eaglewood Resort & Spa

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

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IN-PERSON

November 29, 2022 | 1 day

Minneapolis CIO Executive Summit

Hilton Minneapolis

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

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