New Jersey CIO Inner Circle

September 18, 2018 | The Mansion at Natirar

September 18, 2018
The Mansion at Natirar

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the New Jersey CIO Inner Circle.

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

Investing in your people and the right technologies

Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models

Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

New Jersey CIO Governing Body

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


Roota Almeida

Delta Dental of NJ and CT
Head of Information Security

Roland Cloutier

SVP & Global CSO

Michael Crowe


Zouhair Guelzim


Warren Kudman

Turner Construction Company
VP & Chief Information Officer

Raymond Lipps

Celgene Corporation
Executive Director & CISO, Global Information Security

John Repko


Joseph Santamaria

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated

Hussein Syed

RWJBarnabas Health

Gabrielle Wolfson

Xerox Corporation
Global CIO


September 18, 2018

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Registration & Opening Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Business Leadership Through Innovation and Strategic Change

As digital transformation rewrites business models, CIOs and CISOs must identify and create revenue-driving projects. Reimagine your leadership to increase the pace your department understands business needs and delivers value. By embracing strategic change and aligning more closely with the business, you can open the door to unparalleled opportunities. Discuss methods for laying the groundwork for a sustainable innovation culture, identifying and vetting opportunities, and integrating security with overall business strategy.

Build a sustainable innovation process

  • How do you design and scale innovation approaches and programs that will achieve business goals?
  • What small-scale activities (think hackathon) or major corporate investments (like a lab or external partnership) has your company implemented?
  • How do you create and execute a repeatable innovation process?
  • How do you foster a culture of creativity to attract and retain employees?

Identify opportunities to profit from digital

  • What planning or research have you conducted to identify digital opportunities?
  • What tools or processes have you invested in to increase digital revenue?
  • How do you identify emerging technologies for digital transformation and vet emerging technology vendors?
  • What skills are needed from you or your hires to fully embrace digital?
  • What common roadblocks are coming up as you manage digital project implementations?
  • What new security foci are you anticipating in the near future and how will they affect digital transformation?

Integrate business, Security, and IT strategies

  • In your role as a CIO or CISO, do you help identify parts of the business that could be transformed?
  • How do your security and IT expertise contribute to the development of an enterprise-wide strategy?
  • Have you begun to align IT and OT? What have the benefits been (reduced costs, reduced risks, increased agility, etc.)?
  • What’s the largest security risk that you face today and how do you regularly tackle it?
  • How have you embedded security into your IT and business processes to mitigate the security risk of digital technologies? 
  • How do you identify leading performance indicators for new digital implementations and communicate outputs to other stakeholders?

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

7:00pm - 8:00pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour


Your Community Partners

Summary Discussion Partner
National Sponsor

New Jersey CIO Program Managers

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

Brit Syer

Program Manager


Alyssa Berry

Program Manager