New Jersey 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:


Participate in year-round gatherings with your local peer group featuring unparalleled opportunities for collaboration, in-depth discussions and networking.


Exchange peer-validated strategies, solutions and partners, and access exclusive community insights to learn how other CIOs approach similar challenges.


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

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.


Ankur Ahuja

Global VP and CISO

Roota Almeida

Amazon Stores
Head of Security Governance

Lookman Fazal

NJ Transit
Chief Information & Digital Officer

Zouhair Guelzim

L'Oreal Americas
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Warren Kudman

Turner Construction
SVP & Chief Information Officer

Hussein Syed

RWJBarnabas Health
Chief Information Security Officer

Gabrielle Wolfson

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


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

Kevin Gokey

Church & Dwight
Vice President & Global Chief Information Officer

Jon Harding

Global CIO

Justin Lahullier

Delta Dental of New Jersey

Andrew Laudato

Vitamin Shoppe Inc

Paul Marabella

K. Hovnanian Enterprises
Chief Information Officer

Richard Martin

PepsiCo Inc
Senior IT Director, Global Commercial, Consumer, Customer, Communications & PEP Foundation

Danielle Maurici-Arnone

Combe, Inc.
SVP, Global Digital & Technology Officer

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

VP of Modernization

David Plotzker

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

Ariane Schiereck

Chief Digital and Information Officer

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

Vic Verma

International Flavors & Fragrances
SVP & Global Chief Information Officer

Upcoming Programs


March, 2023 | 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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June, 2023 | 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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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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October, 2023 | 1 day

New Jersey CIO Executive Summit

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

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