New York CIO Virtual Executive Summit

June 3, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT

June 3, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm 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 York CIO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Seizing momentum – influencing and leading the enterprise

Thriving through uncertainty - empowering people and delivering value

Advancing and scaling strategic, outcome-based technologies


Andre Bromes

Goodwill Industries International

Kenneth Corriveau

Omnicom Media Group
SVP, CIO Worldwide

Dean Del Vecchio

Guardian Life
Executive VP, Chief of Operations & Chief Information Officer

Michelle Garvey

J Crew
Chief Information Officer

Warren Kudman

Turner Construction
SVP & Chief Information Officer

Robert McCowan

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Earl Newsome

Chief Information Officer

Anna Ransley

Heineken USA

Atefeh Riazi

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Janet Sherlock

Ralph Lauren Corp

Michael Smith

The Estée Lauder Companies
Chief Information Officer

Deepa Soni

The Hartford
Chief Information Officer

Sigal Zarmi

Morgan Stanley
International CIO & Head of Transformation

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 York 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 3, 2021

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

The Intentional Infrastructure – Cloud Clarity for Greater Outcomes

Roy Ritthaler headshot

Roy Ritthaler

VP of Product Marketing, Cloud Management


Mahendra Durai headshot

Mahendra Durai

Chief Information Officer


Beth Boucher headshot

Beth Boucher

SVP & Global CIO

SiriusPoint Insurance

As the ongoing rush to the cloud continues, many organizations falter because they equate “movement” with “strategy.” Getting the most out of your cloud journey is the product of clear communication of terms and expectations, alignment with other business processes and functions, and partnerships among multiple internal and external stakeholders.

This session puts strategy in the crosshairs and discusses:

  • Creating definitional clarity for your comprehensive approach to cloud to eliminate ambiguity and crystalize the best processes for your organization
  • Building adaptability into your strategy so it can be augmented or amplified at any step in the journey to address shifting business needs
  • Breaking cloud strategy away from IT and creating cross-functional, business-wide alignment

8:45am - 9:00am EDT Break

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

Securing and Scaling Cloud Environments

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Harish Grama

General Manager, IBM Public Cloud

IBM Corporation

Bashir Agboola headshot

Bashir Agboola

Chief Technology Officer

Hospital For Special Surgery

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Jim Panos

Chief Information Officer

Central National-Gottesman

Studies show that 74% of CEOs believe cloud computing will be the most helpful technology to deliver results over the next 2-3 years. How can businesses digitally transform with cloud, while ensuring they have a secure environment where customers’ data is not compromised?

Join us for an interactive boardroom that explores how businesses can:

  • Make the transition to cloud rapidly while keeping experiences frictionless for consumers
  • Build secure and open hybrid cloud architecture and distributed cloud environments
  • Explore strategic cloud options and execute on them seamlessly

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

Forge the Path to Business Alignment with Low-Code Automation

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Michael Heffner

Vice President, Solutions and Industry Go-To-Market

Appian Corp

Andrea Markstrom headshot

Andrea Markstrom

Chief Information Officer

Taft Law

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Neal Stephen

CIO - Head of Auto, Commercial and Small Business Technology

TD Bank Group

In a highly disruptive and digital environment, hyper-automation and agility are critical to the transformation and optimization of business operations. To keep pace, organizations are increasingly looking to empower their technology-savvy workforce with low-code automation platforms to modernize legacy systems, improve customer experience and ignite innovation.

Join this boardroom discussion to explore how CIOs are:

  • Improving critical business processes with low-code automation platforms
  • Leveraging talent across the business to enable scalable enterprise ready innovation
  • Managing the pros and cons of democratized technology

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

Strategic Drivers to Digital Business Acceleration

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Vishal Ganeriwala

VP, Product Marketing

Citrix Systems, Inc.

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Ritesh Patel

Chief Digital Officer

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide

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Andrew Laudato


Vitamin Shoppe Inc

A CIO’s 2021 marching orders come straight from the top: In a Gartner survey, 7 out of 10 boards demanded digital acceleration in a disrupted global climate, while operational excellence through digital business topped the forward-driving agenda. How does your digital strategy measure up to the mission? Join your peers in an interactive discussion on modern digital design.

In this session, you will discuss:

  • What it means to be ‘digital-first’ – breaking down roadblocks and navigating roadmaps
  • What levers to pull to expand digital business and increase digital maturity
  • How CIOs can create the ability for remote and hybrid work environments

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

Information Management – Maintained and Modernized

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Greg Wilson

VP of Content Strategies

ASG Technologies

Dean Del Vecchio headshot

Dean Del Vecchio

Executive VP, Chief of Operations & Chief Information Officer

Guardian Life

Earl Newsome headshot

Earl Newsome

Chief Information Officer


In the burgeoning age of information gathering and sharing, organizations cannot afford to lose track of unstructured, unsecure content. This peer-driven boardroom will delve into the challenges of managing the explosive growth of information, and what tools can effectively capture and govern the most vital assets in the enterprise.  CIOs will discuss: 

  • Ways to reduce risk and achieve compliance while managing large volumes of information
  • Strategic advantages of modernizing infrastructure and cloud for customers, partners and employees
  • Approaches to increasing productivity and improving business process

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

Redefining the Digital Foundation for the Future of Business

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Thomas MacMillan

Chief Information Officer


Jamie Nelson headshot

Jamie Nelson


Hospital For Special Surgery

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Loni Stark

VP, Strategy & Product


As digitization becomes embedded in the business, CIOs will take on greater responsibility for customer relationships. Personalized customer experiences will be a key differentiator, while new partnerships across the business and data-driven insights will be paramount to success. The pace of change is accelerating – are you prepared to lead the charge?

In this interactive conversation, CIOs will discuss:

  • Creating unique, personalized customer experiences to create a competitive advantage
  • Alignment with CMO and other customer-facing stakeholders on new digital strategies
  • Increasing speed-to-insight on the data and analytics journey

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

The CIO Mission: Directly Aligning IT to Business Objectives

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Jay Chaudhry

CEO, Chairman & Founder


Swamy Kocherlakota headshot

Swamy Kocherlakota


S&P Global Inc

Keeping pace with business demands requires IT to embrace transformation. Poor user experience, slowed M&A value, expanded security concerns, and IT misalignment with business goals prevent top enterprises from obtaining agility and resiliency. As last year demonstrated, legacy systems don’t react quickly or scale to accommodate rapid change. It’s imperative that CIOs focus on removing the legacy infrastructure that slows IT transformation and impedes business growth.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Providing corporate access to any user on any device from any location
  • Promoting alignment between IT objectives and business initiatives
  • Deploying cloud technology that accelerates enterprise scaling and agility strategies

10:45am - 11:00am EDT Break

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

CIOs Connecting Business, Data and Technology

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Bryan Kirschner

Vice President, Strategy


Dutt Kalluri headshot

Dutt Kalluri

Senior Vice President, Office of CIO


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Aref Matin


John Wiley & Sons Inc

According to Gartner, the challenge for many IT and business leaders today is to instill a culture of data-driven decision making across the organization. Those who want to exploit the potential of new data and advanced analytics capabilities at scale typically face numerous challenges. As CIO, it's critical to develop a strong, clear strategy connecting business, technology, and data and analytics to maintain your competitive advantage and mitigate these challenges.

In this session, CIOs will

  • Discuss best practices for designing data and analytics programs
  • Identify and define quick-win opportunities supporting the business data strategy
  • Brainstorm technology and resource alignment

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

Advancing Digital Business Initiatives

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Tashina Charagi

Vice President, Digital Transformation


Billie Chock headshot

Billie Chock


Blue Buffalo

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Venkat Gopalan

Chief Digital and Technology Officer


As a CIO, it is crucial to enable the digital agenda while connecting technology with business value. During these disruptive times, organizations can leverage digital offerings to alleviate impacts on operations and business performance.

In this virtual boardroom discussion, CIOs will discuss:

  • How to reprioritize digital projects to meet new needs
  • Strategies to communicate value to your board/senior leadership
  • New and existing partnerships to push objectives forward

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

From Run to Grow: Shifting IT from Project to Product

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Philip Alfano

Field CTO


Michael Kingston headshot

Michael Kingston

Deputy Global Chief Information Officer

L'Oreal USA

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Jeff Wilkinson


Delaware North

Many CIOs need to transform their current project model into a product-centric model, building cross-functional teams that are faster, more iterative and better at managing uncertainty. As a CIO, this presents funding and operational challenges to ensure new delivery models maximize business impact and efficiency. This interactive boardroom will explore how CIOs move technology funding and delivery from rigid project-based models to focus on products, innovation and continuous delivery. Join this session to:

  • Understand what is driving the need to move from project to product
  • Discuss the practicalities of moving from project to product-centric models
  • Explore how your functional capabilities compare, to optimize value and cost

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

The Power and Value of Intelligent Automation

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Jon Walden

CTO, Americas

Blue Prism

Lakith Leelasena headshot

Lakith Leelasena

CIO, Client Technology

JPMorgan Chase

Colette Rubio headshot

Colette Rubio

SVP Enterprise Technology

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc

Seismic shifts in the global workforce have only accelerated the appetite for automation to fuel organizational speed, operational agility and competitive edge. This round table conversation will look beyond baseline process efficiencies to explore the robust future of intelligent automation — a seamless blend of humans, digital workers and systems. Join your CIO peers to discuss: 

  • Intelligent automation advancements through AI and machine learning that generate measurable ROI 

  • RPA knowledge-sharing, including on where to test, how to scale and what is possible 

  • Innovations that expand the scope of digital workers throughout the enterprise 

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

Optimizing Your Environment for Better Outcomes

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Dave Farrell

SVP & GM, Global Strategic Alliances

Red Hat

Ashish Parmar headshot

Ashish Parmar



Anna Ransley headshot

Anna Ransley


Heineken USA

As CIOs modernize their technology ecosystems, those reliant on on-prem ERP technology face several key challenges. These ERP systems may lead to gaps in capabilities or limit necessary customization. How you tackle these challenges – ERP upgrades, select cloud-based applications or a wholesale migration to the cloud – you need to have a strong strategy for maximizing your ecosystem today with an eye toward greater value tomorrow.

Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • The unique challenges of on-prem ERP systems and what you're doing to solve them
  • Optimizing your current environment while building a plan to evolve it
  • Navigating cultural and organizational changes on your journey

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

Enabling Work from Anywhere with 5G

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Eileen Mahoney

Executive VP & Chief Information Officer


Michael Smith headshot

Michael Smith

Chief Information Officer

The Estée Lauder Companies

Mishka Dehghan headshot

Mishka Dehghan

SVP, Strategy, Product & Solutions Engineering

T-Mobile for Business

Progressive organizations have included permanent work-from-anywhere (WFX) options in their connectivity strategy and according to IDC, 64% of business leaders will subsidize this connectivity. These new solutions will reduce the in-home bandwidth battle for employees, alleviate the burden of managing multiple vendors, and reduce security vulnerabilities is needed. Join your peers in a focused discussion on options to manage your work-from-anywhere environment.

In this session, we’ll discuss

  • Investing in the right technologies to support WFX and decrease risk
  • Long-term planning to deliver equitable access across your workforce
  • Moving from workforce support to workforce innovation

12:45pm - 1:15pm EDT Networking

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 York community. 

1:15pm - 1:30pm EDT Break

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

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues


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New York CIO Program Manager

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Monica Mast

Senior Program Manager