New Jersey CIO Virtual Executive Summit

June 17, 2021 | 8:00am - 1:30pm EDT

June 17, 2021 | 8:00am - 1:30pm EDT

Collaborate with your peers

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

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

Accelerating digital business and security in tandem

Leading the enterprise and delivering value

Embedding risk management into business strategy

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Roota Almeida

Delta Dental of New Jersey

Lookman Fazal

NJ Transit
Chief Information & Digital Officer

Zouhair Guelzim

L'Oreal USA

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

What to Expect

Connect with your CIO community through a variety of different session formats at the upcoming Virtual Executive Summit. You'll have the opportunity to listen, engage and create lasting relationships with like-minded peers.


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

Meet the Speakers

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CIO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the New Jersey community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. Be sure to opt in when you register and get matched based on your key priorities.


June 17, 2021

8:45am - 9:00am  EDT Break

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

Automating for the Road Ahead

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Bill Lobig

VP, IBM Automation Development


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Dutt Kalluri

Senior Vice President, Office of CIO


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Danielle Maurici-Arnone

SVP, Global Digital & Technology Officer

Combe, Inc.

Automation transforms work and simplifies how businesses operate. AI accelerates innovation by making every interaction, experience, and process more intelligent. Combining automation with AI will release $134B in labor value in 2022. Whether you want to automate complex operations or automate repetitive tasks, AI-powered automation can help.

Join this interactive conversation to discuss:

  • How AI-powered automation is transforming the future of work
  • Using machine learning and AI to help collect and analyze operational data
  • Optimizing to reduce your manual processes by up to 80%

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10:15am - 11:15am  EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

What's Trust Got to Do With It?

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David Horsager

CEO and Best-Selling Author, "The Trust Edge"

Guest Speaker

Trust is both a fundamental business issue and the biggest asset of a company. Without trust, companies lose reputations, relationships, and revenue. With trust, organizations enjoy greater creativity, productivity, and results. Through extensive research and experience, David Horsager learned what it takes to gain— and keep — the “Trust Edge.”

Join this session as Horsager outlines:

  • The keys to building morale, sales, and customer loyalty
  • His Eight-Pillar Framework for building trust in an organization
  • Creating successful leaders and organizations centered on the tenants of trust

10:00am - 10:15am  EDT Break

8:00am - 8:45am  EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Creating a Cyber Threat Alliance

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Michael Geraghty


State of New Jersey

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Susan Koski

CISO, Head of Security and Enterprise Response


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Agam Upadhyay



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Michael Dessert

Senior Executive Advisor - Workforce and Customer Identity and Access


Cybercriminals are doing it so why aren’t you? In a time where cybercriminals willingly share their information amongst their communities to spread harm and destruction, proactive intelligence-sharing across enterprise organisations is vital for evolving herd immunity against attackers.

CIOs & CISOs must come together with a common desire for collaboration to improve security posture and incident response across the sector. Leading by example, a panel of forward-thinking IT & Security experts will discuss why unifying intelligence, people and technology is the foundation for future cybersecurity. 

In this keynote you'll learn more about: 

  • Global insights into cybersecurity, threats and risk
  • How CIOs & CISOs across the world can work together to protect their organisations from threats and their people from burnout
  • Becoming a leader in fighting cybercrime

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

Powering Possibilities – A Network for What’s Next

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Martin Capurro

Vice President, Managed Services

Comcast Business

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Bruce Mathews



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Kevin Kilgore

Business Unit Information Security Officer


The pace of change was forced to accelerate over the past year. IT leaders found themselves faced with unexpected challenges – supporting a remote workforce, problem-solving for a new customer experience and addressing supply chain issues. Organizations built on agile networks thrived while businesses that relied on legacy technologies fell behind. With the recovery underway, leaders are faced with a new question – what’s next?

Join Comcast Business and your peers to discuss:

  • Key learnings from the past year and how agility and adaptability are critical for today's enterprise
  • How transformative technologies are built on mission-critical data networks
  • Approaches to redefine how you manage networks, deliver services and enhance visibility

11:15am - 11:45am  EDT Networking

Meet the Speakers

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CIO & CISO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the New Jersey community. 

11:45am - 12:00pm  EDT Break

12:00pm - 1:30pm  EDT Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues.

June 17, 2021

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