Minneapolis CIO Virtual Executive Summit

December 9, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm CST

December 9, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm CST


Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Minneapolis CIO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Leveraging new technologies to streamline a remote work environment

Leveraging IT's newfound influence for deeper business engagement

New norms in acquiring and nurturing IT talent


Kathryn Freytag


Todd Hauschildt

CIO, Optum OmniChannel

Justin Kershaw

Corporate VP & CIO

Don Monk

General Mills
VP, Head Digital Transformation Office

Mike Neill

C.H. Robinson
Chief Technology Officer

Tarek Tomes

State of Minnesota
CIO & Commissioner


December 9, 2020

8:00am - 9:00am CST Virtual Summit Keynote

Keynote Session by SMC2

Anil Arcalgud headshot

Anil Arcalgud

Executive VP & Chief Information Officer


Pat Connolly headshot

Pat Connolly

Chief Executive Officer


Keynote details coming soon. 

9:00am - 10:00am CST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Virtual Boardroom Hosted by SMC2

Pat Connolly headshot

Pat Connolly

Chief Executive Officer


Marc Adams headshot

Marc Adams

EVP and Chief Digital Officer


Leaders from SMC2 and EcoLab guide this engaging discussion.

9:00am - 10:00am CST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Virtual Boardroom Hosted by Appian

A leader from Appian guides this engaging conversation.

10:00am - 11:00am CST Virtual Summit Keynote

Let’s Get Personal | The Evolving CIO

If the past several months has done one thing for the CIO, it’s caused these executives to reflect on how to lead up, down, and across the organization. In this keynote, CIOs will discuss how and why they have had to select new tools in their leadership toolkits, including trust, empathy and increased communication, in order to lead the organization through disrupted times.

11:00am - 12:00pm CST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Virtual Boardroom hosted by Comcast Business

A leader from Comcast Business guides this engaging conversation.

11:00am - 12:00pm CST Virtual Summit Boardroom

The Real Value of AI

Management boards and CIOs alike talk at length about the potential impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning on business processes, proficiency and performance. This session aims beyond the AI hype to target real world results in the enterprise. 

Join your peers to discuss:  

  • Building AI awareness and capabilities to move from POCs to production 

  • Practical use cases that drive successful outcomes  

  • The right tools and suppliers for your business 

12:00pm - 12:45pm CST Virtual Summit Keynote

Closing Keynote

Please check back soon for more details.

12:45pm - 1:15pm CST Networking

Community Discussion

An informal and interactive opportunity for you to network with peers in small groups. 

2:30pm - 4:00pm CST Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues

Conducting business virtually makes it more challenging to meet and network with like-minded peers. During this time of disruption and uncertainty, it’s become even more critical to collaborate with peers who are facing the same challenges.

Now, we are bringing you the opportunity to set up 1-to-1 meetings in a private, virtual setting with community peers directly after the Virtual Executive Summit.

  • Peer-to-Peer meetings are 25 minutes in length, giving you the chance for more personal interaction and in-depth conversation with your fellow Minneapolis CIO Virtual Executive Summit peers.
  • All conversations are private and will not be recorded
  • Meet up to 3 peers based on your shared interests or priorities

Participant Testimonials

  • ‘If I came just for the peer to peer meetings, my time was well spent. This is truly your USP.’ Stuart Hughes, CDIO at Rolls Royce
  • ’The peer to peer mtgs were maybe the BEST part of this mtg’ Edward Wagoner, Executive Director, Digital, JLL
  • ‘Best idea ever; I had such productive sessions with all three of my peers’ Dd Budiharto Sr. Director of Cybersecurity, Baker Hughes

How to participate

Please contact your Program Manager to participate.


Your Community Partners

Program Partners

Minneapolis CIO Program Manager

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

Matt Ellis