Minneapolis CIO Executive Summit

December 14, 2023 | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

December 14, 2023
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Minneapolis's top CIOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

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

Leading Through Volatility to Enable the Organization to Succeed

Fostering Change and Adaptability Across the Enterprise

Putting People at the Forefront to Enhance Process and Technology

Minneapolis CIO Governing Body

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


Tammylynne Jonas

Global CIO

Mike Neill

C.H. Robinson
Chief Technology Officer

Carissa Rollins


Tarek Tomes

State of Minnesota
CIO & Commissioner

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CIO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Minneapolis CIO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.


Keynote Sessions

Time 2.0 — Applying Design Thinking to the Human Experience of Time

Time, as we experience it, is not linear, yet why do we pretend that it is? How do we measure the true value of our time? In this mind-bending session, John K. Coyle will apply creative deconstruction to what we think we know about time, and you will learn how to slow, stop and reverse the perceived acceleration of time most adults feel and experience the endless summers of youth again.

Grab a seat and learn how to:

  • Understand the forces that govern experiential time
  • Discover actions you can take to manipulate your perception of time
  • Design your life to create intense and memorable experiences that expand time

Keynote by Zscaler

Details coming soon.

Closing Keynote & Comments

Details coming soon.

Networking Session

Rising Together — Empowered Women, Empower Women

This will be an intimate, informal space for women in leadership roles and their allies to freely discuss best practices, key challenges, and mission-critical priorities. Come prepared to share ideas and forge new connections that can help empower each other to make an impact in your organizations and communities.

This session is aimed at, but not limited to, women who are head of function at their organizations (CIO or equivalent) and those reporting directly to the CIO/equivalent. Priority access will be reserved for these groups.

Governing Body Welcome Reception Session

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body members host this dinner for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking.

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session Hosted by Zoom

 Details coming soon.

Leading with Digital Sustainability — A Strategy Led by Technology

Enterprises are under pressure to address multiple challenges impacting the planet, their people and profitability.  This is all happening while a recession is looming, quiet quitting is real and climate change is a top concern. Now is the time to position technology leaders as key partners in tackling these issues maximizes sustainable value across the business.

Join this session to explore sustainable strategies for:

  • Reducing efforts in the negative impact your company and products have on the planet (environmental sustainability)
  • How to best champion and manage the impact on your people (social sustainability)
  • Managing the business' fiscal health and future profitability (financial sustainability)

Breakout Session Hosted by Entrust

 Details coming soon.

Outcome-Driven Leadership Is About ... Well, Outcomes

CIO’s opportunities and responsibilities are expanding, with a greater focus on delivering business outcomes. They need to focus and align peers, partners and the IT organization to contribute to achieving business objectives. ODL is about adopting new leadership mindsets, principles and practices to become the outcome-driven leader the organization needs.

  • Defining outcomes in terms the enterprise will understand
  • Aligning IT to business value
  • Developing systems to manage work

Peer-to-Peer Meetings Session

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

Executive Boardroom Sessions

Executive Boardroom Hosted by Microsoft

Details coming soon.

Weaving Innovation into the Core of Everything

The intersection of digital business and advanced technologies has inevitably brought life to continuous innovation. But when faced with economic instability and fiscal responsibility, how can Global CIOs maintain a constant innovative mindset and culture?

Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • Encouraging experimentation, ideation and failure in order to succeed
  • Cultivating an Innovation-rich Culture
  • Communicating and quantifying the value of innovation for long-term growth

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Zander Petersen at


We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

Evanta cares about the health and safety of our community. Please review the following recommendations prior to attending the gathering.


Venue & Accommodation

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 612-370-1234. Please mention Evanta Executive Summit to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $159 USD (plus tax) is November 20, 2023.

Your Community Partners

Global Thought Leaders
Key Partners
Program Partner

Community Program Manager

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

Zander Petersen

Community Program Manager