New York CIO Executive Summit

June 25, 2024 | Pier Sixty

June 25, 2024
Pier Sixty


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with New York's top CIOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

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

Benchmarking organizational readiness for driving innovation and adopting emerging technologies

Identifying transformative cost-saving opportunities for the digitized enterprise

Using outcome-driven metrics to manage cybersecurity in an ever-evolving threat landscape

New York CIO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Shannon Britton

Shiseido Americas Corporation

Andre Bromes

Salvation Army

Warren Kudman

Turner Construction
SVP & Chief Information Officer

Robert McCowan

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Earl Newsome

Chief Information Officer

Anna Ransley

Quaker Houghton

Atefeh Riazi

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Janet Sherlock

Ralph Lauren Corp

Michael Smith

The Estee Lauder Companies
Chief Information Officer

Eswar Veluri


What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

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

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your New York CIO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.


Governing Body Welcome Reception Session

Governing Body Welcome Reception

New York Governing Body members host an intimate networking reception & dinner with peers the evening before to kick off the Evanta Summit. 

Winning the Race – Navigating CIO Burnout
Just like marathon runners who push themselves too hard and risk injury, CIOs continue to push themselves to do more in high-pressure environments. Between rising CEO expectations, digital accelerations and other disruptions, stress levels are soaring. With leaders feeling the pressure and managing teams who are exhausted, how can CIOs go the extra mile to prioritize the mental health of themselves and their workforce?
Join this session to discuss:

  • Redefining your “win” strategy – Prioritizing no more than three goals at a time
  • Empowering yourself by empowering others – best practices for prioritizing mental, emotional and physical health
  • Broadening your support network – delegating effectively and communicating needs clearly to business partners

Breakout Sessions

A Data & Analytics Dialogue

As organizations collect more and more data, it’s crucial for leaders to empower the enterprise to use that data to ensure better business outcomes. How are you creating an effective D&A strategy that enables the entire organization for growth and innovation?

Join this interactive session to discuss:

  • Utilizing analytics to drive business decision making
  • Balancing the benefits of data control with data democratization
  • Building a foundation for successful AI implementation

GenAI Use Case — Efficiencies to Deliver ROI

CIOs play a pivotal role in leveraging AI to unlock new opportunities, enhance decision making and streamline processes. Niraj Patel, CIO at Greystone shares his journey on integrating AI tools to solve complex challenges, improve productivity and deliver massive ROI.

Join this session to hear about:

  • Capturing and communicating use case ROI
  • Measuring quality and overcoming challenges
  • Building an ecosystem for future innovation

Executive Boardroom Sessions

Empowering AI to Unlock the Potential of Your Business Applications

Generative AI has ushered in a transformative period, reshaping our expectations and driving widespread adoption of AI services. This shift is not only revolutionizing industries, but also compelling organizations to explore new possibilities in their entire digital landscape. The impact is profound, especially on applications, the digital forefront for many businesses.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Building and modernizing intelligent apps with user experience at the forefront
  • Harnessing AI to create novel opportunities and deliver unparalleled business value
  • Embarking on a new era of AI innovation

Transformative Shockwaves: Navigating Unpredictability Through Strategic Control

As lines of business continue to invest in new applications and processes, disconnected, siloed, and individual initiatives are creating shockwaves throughout the organization. Such random acts of digital lack the necessary degrees of strategic oversight and organizational change control, leading to unpredictability and elevated levels of organizational risk. 

Join this boardroom to discuss how to:

  • Adopt new digital solutions with proactive approaches
  • Eliminate chance outcomes from random acts of digital
  • Promote unity while mitigating risks

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact:  Haydn McKee at

Optimize Application Rationalization to Reduce Cost

CIOs are balancing an ever-increasing number of service providers which requires a strong vendor and application rationalization integrated into strategic decision-making. In order to allocate more funds towards innovation and differentiation initiatives, mission-critical systems need to be optimized, cost effective, and flexible.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Incorporate effective contract management
  • Strategies to avoid vendor lock-in
  • Financially optimizing the vendor portfolio

From AI Promise to Profitable ROI Outcomes

As businesses navigate the expanding data landscape and the intricacies of AI systems, understanding the true performance and ROI impact of AI initiatives becomes increasingly challenging. 

In this session, gain actionable insights with real-world use cases on how to:

  • Ensure data readiness for successful AI implementations

  • Leverage proven methodologies to operationalize AI for measurable ROI

  • Drive continuous AI-centric innovation at all stages of maturity

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs).To reserve your seat, please contact: Haydn McKee at

Operational Excellence to Improve Customer Experience

Meaningful enhancements in IT operations performance have often been achieved incrementally, demanding intensive attention over long time horizons. Does the rise of AI present an opportunity to make transformative leaps in customer experience or should CIOs wait to assess the results of early adopters?

Join this session to discuss:

  • Differentiating between hype and practical value
  • Communicating the ROI behind quick wins
  • Choosing the right time to invest in AI

Keynote Sessions

Optimizing for Agility – Network and Security Convergence

Integrating a complex ecosystem across all security areas can optimize defenses without simplifying adversaries’ challenges. This approach balances robust security with efficiency, crucial for navigating generative AI and tech advancements. Achieving this requires strategic selection and consolidation of platforms to enhance agility, reduce risk, and maintain cost-effectiveness.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • The composition of an effective security architecture
  • Value you can derive from a converged networking and security platform
  • Common consolidation mistakes people make and how to avoid them

You Speak, They Swarm — The Power of Story in Reaching Your Audience

Those who tell the stories rule society." (Plato) But busy executives don’t have time to learn complex communication models or esoteric storytelling processes — you need a simple, effective framework that can help you not only connect with any audience, but also elicit real change. Enter the Swarm Effect.

Join this session with Arthur Zards — an expert on storytelling, TEDster and provocateur — to:

  • Hone your skills in executive influence
  • Adopt a more authentic and engaging approach to speaking
  • Take your next presentation from “understandable” to “compelling

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

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Venue & Accommodation

Pier Sixty

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