New Jersey CIO Community


Join a powerful network of C-level 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 best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

New Jersey CIO Governing Body

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


Roota Almeida

Head of Security Governance, Amazon Stores

Lookman Fazal

NJ Transit
Chief Information & Digital Officer

Zouhair Guelzim

L'Oreal Americas
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Hussein Syed

RWJBarnabas Health
Chief Information Security Officer

Gabrielle Wolfson

Quest Diagnostics Inc
Senior VP & Chief Information & Chief Digital Officer


Priscilla Amalraj

Acting CIO

Damu Bashyam

EVP & Chief Information Officer

Roopesh Das

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions
SVP, Digital Acceleration & Innovation

Mark Eimer

Hackensack Meridian Health
SVP, Associate CIO & Chief Technology Officer

Jon Harding

Global CIO

Michael Iwanoff


John Kavak

County of Chester

Mark Kramer

Tenex Capital Management
Senior Operating Advisor

Justin Lahullier

Delta Dental of New Jersey

Paul Marabella

K. Hovnanian Enterprises
Chief Information Officer

Richard Martin

Global Functions IT Leader

Jason McKay

Riggs Distler
CIO & VP Business Process

Venkata Modugula

Construction Specialties
Chief Information Officer

Lakshmi Pappu


Ritesh Patel

Finn Partners
Senior Partner, Global Digital Health

Manik Patil

U.S. Bank
SVP, Head of Cloud Enablement

David Plotzker

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Senior Director, Transformational Projects

Ariane Schiereck

Chief Digital and Information Officer

Rajat Sharma

RPG Group (Zensar Technologies)
SVP and Global Head of Platforms

Gopal Srinivasan

CIO, Information Management

Scott Strickland

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Chief Information Officer

Jordan Tannenbaum

Saint Peter's Healthcare System
VP/Chief Information Officer/Chief Medical Information Officer

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

  1. Amplifying Value Through Digital Ecosystems
  2. Strengthening Cyber Risk's Role as a Driver for Enterprise Decision Making
  3. Accelerating Growth with Agility & Innovation

Upcoming Programs


October 4, 2023 | 1 day

New Jersey CIO Executive Summit

Hilton Hasbrouck Heights/Meadowlands

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

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December 5, 2023 | an evening

New Jersey CIO Inner Circle

The Wilshire Grand Hotel

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

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April 2024 | an evening

New Jersey CIO Inner Circle

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

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