New Jersey CIO Inner Circle

May 2, 2023 | The Highlawn

May 2, 2023
The Highlawn

Collaborate with your peers

Join New Jersey's top CIOs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

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

Hiring the right employees and encouraging collaboration for a better product-centric organization

Creating secure and flexible infrastructure to ensure better digital business outcomes

Gaining leadership buy-in for quicker decision making

New Jersey CIO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

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


May 2, 2023

4:30pm - 5:30pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Navigating the Digital Future to Accelerate Transformation

Robb Reck headshot

Robb Reck

Chief Trust and Security Officer

Red Canary

Richard Martin headshot

Richard Martin

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

PepsiCo Inc

Ritesh Patel headshot

Ritesh Patel

Senior Partner, Global Digital Health

Finn Partners

Damiano Tulipani headshot

Damiano Tulipani

Chief Information Security Officer

Provident Bank

John Kavak headshot

John Kavak


County of Chester

Don Aliberti headshot

Don Aliberti

Head of Cyber Risk Management

Valley National Bancorp

Rich Menta headshot

Rich Menta

Senior Security Leader

Bausch Health

Kevin Crain headshot

Kevin Crain

Senior Director, Global Information Security, Privacy and Compliance

Amneal Pharmaceuticals

As global economic and political volatility continue, organizations need to look beyond the skills shortage to grow relevant capabilities to ensure their workforce can operate efficiently and align with digital business objectives. Technology and security leaders are looking to challenge and redefine the enterprise's digital value propositions to create an avenue for high growth and quicker benefits. Organizations are moving beyond the stage of ‘transformation’ and now demanding digital execution, as they position the enterprise to weather economic storms and unpredictable setbacks in the future. 

 Join your peers to discuss how CIOs & CISOs are capturing the outcomes of digital execution.

 Accelerating Decision Making For Timely Value Realization

  • Describe your current and ideal data ecosystem? 
  • How have you enabled a technology platform to create secure and flexible infrastructure to capture digital business outcomes?
  • Have you seen the level of adoption that you’d like from leaders to impact quicker decision making? What steps have you taken to identify value realization and measure outcomes obtained by data and analytics?

Digital Talent & Product Centricity for Speedy Outcomes

  • What sort of roles are you hiring for in the coming year? How are you prioritizing competency-based job descriptions?
  • Many CIOs & CISOs have turned toward the organization of fusion teams to operate in a more product-centric way. How have you done this? What benefits are you seeing? How are you changing mindsets, while supporting agile journeys?
  • How do you start building your tech-environment and work environment for the future workforce?

6:45pm - 7:15pm  Networking Break

7:15pm - 8:30pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:30pm - 9:30pm  Social Hour

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

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