New York CIO Inner Circle

August 15, 2023 | The Standard, High Line

August 15, 2023
The Standard, High Line

Collaborate with your peers

Join New York'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:

Supporting Faster, Data-Driven Decisions

Building Advanced Capabilities in a Competitive Environment

Planning and Implementing Generative AI

New York 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

Shannon Britton

Shiseido Americas Corporation

Kenneth Corriveau


Dean Del Vecchio

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

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

Godiva Chocolatier
Global CIO

Atefeh Riazi

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Janet Sherlock

Ralph Lauren Corp

Michael Smith

Estee Lauder
Chief Information Officer

Cindy Taibi

New York Times
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

Andre Bromes

Salvation Army

Eswar Veluri



August 15, 2023

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

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Optimizing Efficiencies Through Data, Automation and AI

Natalie Levinzon headshot

Natalie Levinzon

Head of Business Operations, Strategy and Digital Transformation


Robert Galvin headshot

Robert Galvin

Chief Technology Officer

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Richard Martin headshot

Richard Martin

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

PepsiCo Inc

Jim Panos headshot

Jim Panos

Chief Information Officer

Central National-Gottesman

Cindy Taibi headshot

Cindy Taibi

Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

New York Times

Don Choe headshot

Don Choe

Chief Technology Officer


Jon Harding headshot

Jon Harding

Global CIO


Ray Malak headshot

Ray Malak

VP, Information Security, IAM

Flagstar Bank

With organizations facing headwinds due to economic uncertainties, it is essential for business leaders to improve efficiencies, lower costs, increase productivity and support business growth. Technology leaders who adapt the IT strategy to leverage data, automation and generative AI practices will ensure their company remains competitive amid rapid change.

As speed and agility become essential components for an enterprise to make smarter, quicker decisions, CIOs must empower the organization with the right capabilities and information to maximize benefits and decrease time to value. Creating opportunities for speedy outcomes by providing accessible data, automating to make space for strategic work, and empowering leaders to make decisions with the support of AI models will ultimately lead to a more competitive enterprise.

Join your peers to discuss how CIOs are optimizing capabilities to increase IT’s impact and show great business value across the enterprise.

Supporting Faster, Data-Driven Decisions

  1. What goals do you have around using data insights to create a more efficient business? What challenges are you facing when it comes to those goals?
  2. How do you create new avenues for accessible data, while fostering data literacy for quicker and smarter business decisions?
  3. Is your data environment mature enough to move forward with automation and/or generative AI models? What do you need to do to get there?

Building Advanced Capabilities in a Competitive Environment

  1. What business processes are you currently automating and how do you identify the areas of the business that should be automated?
  2. How do your future automation plans affect cost/resource optimization and people productivity?
  3. Have you identified small use cases or pilots for incorporating generative AI within the enterprise? Have you realized any benefits as of yet?
  4. What does the future look like for generative AI in your enterprise? Are there pressures from the C-suite to implement this before your data environment is mature enough?

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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