Minneapolis 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

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

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

Kelly Aronson

Andersen Corporation
Chief Information Officer

Anandh Asokan

Thrivent
VP, Head of Enterprise Integration Engineering and Services

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
SVP of Information Technology

Adrian Butler

Casey's General Stores
CIO

Marc Carlson

Land O'Lakes
CIO

Brett Craig

Target
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

Jim Jones

Great River Energy
VP & CIO

Dennis Keane

Red Wing Shoes
Chief Information Officer

Marc Kermisch

CNH Industrial America
Global CIO

Sridhar Koneru

Winnebago Ind
VP Information Technology (CIO)

Dave Lardy

Patterson Companies
CIO

George McNulty

Mayo Clinic
CTO of OneOme a division of Mayo Clinic

Nate Melby

Dairyland Power Co-Op
Chief Information Officer

Heather Mickman

Gap
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


IN-PERSON

February, 2023 | an evening

Minneapolis CIO Inner Circle

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

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IN-PERSON

June, 2023 | 1 day

Minneapolis 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

Minneapolis 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

November, 2023 | 1 day

Minneapolis CIO Executive Summit

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

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