New York CIO Virtual Executive Summit

November 18, 2020 | 8:00am - 3:00pm EST

November 18, 2020 | 8:00am - 3:00pm EST

Collaborate with your peers

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

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

Delivering an optimal digital future

Leveraging a cultural shift to rapid delivery of technology outcomes

The CIO's expanding role as influential business leader


Andre Bromes

Goodwill Industries International

Kenneth Corriveau

Omnicom Media Group
SVP, CIO Worldwide

Michelle Garvey

J Crew
Chief Information Officer

Warren Kudman

Turner Construction
SVP & Chief Information Officer

Earl Newsome

Linde Plc
CIO/VP Americas

Atefeh Riazi

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Janet Sherlock

Ralph Lauren Corp

Michael Smith

Estee Lauder
Chief Information Officer

Deepa Soni

The Hartford
Chief Information Officer


November 18, 2020

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

Productivity Anywhere

Beth Boucher headshot

Beth Boucher

SVP & Global CIO

Sirius America Insurance Company

Dean Del Vecchio headshot

Dean Del Vecchio

Executive VP, Chief of Operations & Chief Information Officer

Guardian Life

John Repko headshot

John Repko

Executive VP & Chief Information Officer


Deepa Soni headshot

Deepa Soni

Chief Information Officer

The Hartford

David Luzier headshot

David Luzier

Vice President Engineering


Most organizations will continue to have some portion of the workforce remain remote long after Covid-19 distancing requirements are behind us. For CIOs, the task of building the infrastructure to support that workforce begins now.

Join your peers for this panel discussion addressing:

  • Organizational preparedness for a future hybrid-remote environment
  • Challenges and insights around managing distributed workforces long-term
  • How secure content modernization will facilitate productivity anywhere

8:45am - 9:00am EST Break

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

Designing the Digital Future with Customers in Mind

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Alan Trefler

Founder and CEO


Michelle Garvey headshot

Michelle Garvey

Chief Information Officer

J Crew

Earl Newsome headshot

Earl Newsome

CIO/VP Americas

Linde Plc

Remember when “embracing disruption” was an aspirational call-to-action – not a necessary navigation of everyday life? Now that you have your company’s undivided, fully-disrupted attention, why look back? As the pandemic pushes more and more customers online, CIOs must ensure that their experience is seamless – creating the right channels for connection and utilizing the right data to innovate products or services.

This conversation will focus on:

  • Designing and delivering an optimal digital future for your business
  • Leveraging a cultural shift to more agile, rapid technology outcomes
  • Ways to evolve a data-centric approach to consumer insight – fostering new business opportunities

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

Delivering Value at the Speed of Business

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Mahendra Durai

Chief Information Officer


Parag Agrawal headshot

Parag Agrawal



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Matt Moore

Global Director, Supply Chain Solutions


In an increasingly competitive landscape – new thinking, new technology and new ways of doing business are essential. To fully embrace and leverage innovation, CIOs must be fully aligned to organizational strategy and execution.

Join this boardroom strategy session on how to embed innovation at the core of your business, discussing:

  • Evaluating emerging technologies and building the business case for their implementation
  • Strategies for building a resilient supply chain to minimize disruption
  • Creating a comprehensive culture of innovation rooted in practical, measurable outcomes

9:00am - 10:00am EST Virtual Boardroom

The New Role of Data Governance: Inspiring Data Curiosity and Confidence

Kenneth Corriveau headshot

Kenneth Corriveau

SVP, CIO Worldwide

Omnicom Media Group

Jon Harding headshot

Jon Harding

Global CIO


Ben Schein headshot

Ben Schein

VP Data Curiosity


Data governance is often at odds with data curiosity; stifling an organizations ability to develop a data-driven culture. How can CIOs strike the right balance to lead this transformation?

During this peer conversation, you will uncover:

  • IT’s role in sparking data curiosity across your org
  • How to let the data flow in safe, certified, secure ways
  • Advantages of being data shop keeper (vs. a data gate keeper)
  • Strategies for shifting shadow IT into a force for responsible curiosity

9:00am - 10:00am EST Virtual Boardroom

Building the Next Phase of Digital Business

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Scott Little

Senior Vice President of the Americas

Software AG

Vineet Bansal headshot

Vineet Bansal

Chief Information Officer

Intact Insurance

Robert McCowan headshot

Robert McCowan

Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Lynda Pak headshot

Lynda Pak

SVP, Technology Leader for Global Brands & Corporate Functions

The Estée Lauder Companies

As a CIO, it is crucial to enable the digital agenda while connecting technology with business value. Organizations have built new capacity for agility and speed, and they have learned to navigate uncertainty. The question is: what happens next for the faster, more adaptive digital business?

In this virtual boardroom discussion, CIOs will discuss:

  • Reprioritizing digital projects to meet new needs
  • Strategies to communicate value across the organization, from the board to the front line
  • Capturing innovation opportunities to fuel the next phase of digital evolution

10:00am - 10:45am EST Virtual Summit Keynote

Cloud Strategies to Power Digital Transformation

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Fletcher Previn

Chief Information Officer & Vice President, Information Technology


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Bridget Karlin

Global Managing Director, Global CTO and VP


The most successful businesses today connect digital transformation to business goals using innovative technology and increasing moving more of their enterprise workload to the Cloud. CIOs are charged with clearing adoption hurdles to align mission-critical tasks and business priorities with the multiple cloud environments.

This interactive session explores:

  • Case studies on successful transformations using open, flexible, and secure multi-cloud operating environments
  • Fostering digital transformation and creating a competitive advantage through a hybrid cloud strategy
  • Accelerating the skills and culture that leverages AI and cloud

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10:45am - 11:00am EST Break

11:00am - 12:00pm EST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Is Your Technology Getting the Most Out of Your Strategy?

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Bryan Kirschner

Vice President, Strategy


Bridget Karlin headshot

Bridget Karlin

Global Managing Director, Global CTO and VP


Lakith Leelasena headshot

Lakith Leelasena

CIO, Client Technology

JPMorgan Chase

Technology itself is not a strategy, but maximizing the right technology makes a strong strategy successful. Getting there requires excellent data for decision-making, actionable metrics for benchmarking and AI-enrichment of quality information to take the next step. In this session, CIOs will dive into the ways that data-driven enterprises leverage tech better to come out on top.

Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • Data scalability, data portability and AI-ready infrastructure
  • The right tools to enhance to enhance your digital-consumer strategy
  • Benchmarking tools and processes

11:00am - 12:00pm EST Virtual Summit Boardroom

A Distributed Workforce – Moving into the Future

Stephen Franchetti headshot

Stephen Franchetti

VP of Business Technology


Claus Jensen headshot

Claus Jensen

Chief Digital Officer and Head of Technology

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Warren Kudman headshot

Warren Kudman

SVP & Chief Information Officer

Turner Construction

Necessity drove most organizations to rapidly (and successfully) deploy a remote workforce for the first time. For this success to outlast necessity, CIOs must be at the forefront of building strong culture, sustained productivity and mutual trust for the remote work of the future.

In this virtual boardroom, CIOs will discuss:

  • Best practices for sustaining productivity and addressing burnout in a virtual environment
  • Tools and partnerships to ease this technical and cultural transition
  • A vision for the next evolution of remote work – what companies can do to thrive today and win in the future

11:00am - 12:00pm EST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Measuring and Communicating Business and IT Performance

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Jenna Cline

Head of IT Strategy and Planning


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Anna Ransley


Heineken USA

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Todd Treonze


Brooks Brothers

In digital transformation parlance, the word “value” is vaulting up the list of buzzwords. From here on out, CIOs will be translators of value, helping the business define its terms, build a rational strategy for execution, and align its technology investments accordingly.

In this session, you and your peers will:

  • Gain insight into the nuts and bolts of value creation in a variety of organizations
  • Gather tools for not only articulating and communicating value, but also tracking and measuring results
  • Develop the rules of engagement for discussing value with disparate business partner

11:00am - 12:00pm EST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Modern Endpoint Management in a Remote-Connected World

Doug Kennedy headshot

Doug Kennedy

Chief Growth Officer


Eric Craig headshot

Eric Craig

Senior VP & Chief Information Officer


Steve Rullo headshot

Steve Rullo

CIO - GE Capital, Global Operations & Finance

GE Capital

As the new realities of remote work and shifting consumer demands expand the scope of endpoints throughout your enterprise, transformational CIOs are focused on simplicity, security and system-reliability.

This virtual roundtable discussion sorts through the complexities of your cloud-connected world and seeks solutions for:

  • Managing endpoints quickly and securely to drive transformation
  • Maintaining and enhancing productivity in your remote workforce
  • Strategies for long term remote work post-pandemic

11:00am - 12:00pm EST Virtual Boardroom

Reimagining Your Technology Transformation Plans

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Cindy Finkelman

Chief Information Officer

FactSet Research Systems

Adam Noble headshot

Adam Noble

SVP & Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

American Water Works

Alok Agrawal headshot

Alok Agrawal

VP Global Systems Engineering


A winning CIO or CTO always thinks several moves ahead, but how do you effectively plan for the future in a time marked by constant uncertainty? What began as an emergency response has become the new normal, and an organization’s success depends on its ability to adapt and stay agile. This session covers the essential business of re-evaluating your technology roadmap – what stays, what goes and how to reinvent for the new year ahead.

In this virtual boardroom, you will discuss:

  • How your business is preparing for customer expectations in a Post-Covid world
  • The impact to your strategic roadmap and digital transformation initiatives
  • What initiatives are being prioritized heading into 2021

12:00pm - 12:45pm EST Virtual Summit Keynote

Championship Innovation – Major Moves to Keep Sports in the Game

Krishna Bhagavathula headshot

Krishna Bhagavathula

Chief Technology Officer

National Basketball Association

Rajan Mehta headshot

Rajan Mehta

EVP, Chief Product & Technology Officer

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc

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Amir Hameed

VP of Global Solution Engineering


Long before a jarring pandemic blindside threatened to sack major sports in 2020, technology innovators behind the scenes blazed away at redefining fan experience and engagement. This pivotal moment provided an opportunity to create a fresh game plan to reach customers and fans in different ways – expanding the use of technology to enrich experiences and bring fans closer to the game, its players and the organizations. This keynote panel brings together the technology champions who enabled the NBA’s acclaimed bubble and the WWE’s high-charged action in the ring.

RingCentral connects these powerful, customer-focused innovation stories that cover:

  • Quick pivots in workforce and technology implementation to get sports back up and running
  • Data and automation plays to elevate fan/customer experience beyond the venue
  • Technology’s game-changing ability to reimagine any field or industry

12:45pm - 1:15pm EST Networking

Community Discussion

An informal and interactive opportunity for you to network with peers in small groups.

1:30pm - 3:00pm EST Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for 1-to-1 in-depth conversations with your colleagues

Conducting business virtually makes it more challenging to meet and network with like-minded peers, and now it’s become even more critical to collaborate with CIOs who are facing the same challenges.

This is an opportunity to meet 1-to-1 in a private, virtual setting with community peers directly after the Virtual Executive Summit.

  • Peer-to-Peer meetings are 25 minutes in length, giving you the chance for more personal interaction and in-depth conversation with your fellow CIO peers.

  • All conversations are private and will not be recorded

  • Meet up to 3 peers based on your shared interests or priorities

How to Participate 

Available if you sign up and select peer meetings prior to the summit. To join your meetings or download meeting calendar invites, please reference the instructions that were emailed to you from

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

Monica Mast

Senior Program Manager