Ohio CIO Inner Circle

August 22, 2023 | The Phoenix

August 22, 2023
The Phoenix

Collaborate with your peers

Join Ohio'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

Allowing easier access to data without compromising on robust security measures

Advancing automation in a competitive environment

Ohio 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

Michael Erickson

Baptist Health

Kiran Govindaraju

Ohio National Financial Services
2nd VP, IT & Actuarial Science

Lisa Heckler

Chief Information Security Officer

Phani Konduru

BrightSpring Health Services
Chief Digital & Technology Officer

Deval Motka

Chief Data Officer

Bob Schuetter

Chief Information Security Officer


August 22, 2023

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

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Optimizing Efficiencies Through Data and Automation

Shannon Culp headshot

Shannon Culp

Director Global Information & Cyber Security


Drew Perry headshot

Drew Perry


Serta Simmons Bedding

Lisa Heckler headshot

Lisa Heckler

Chief Information Security Officer


Jagan Kolli headshot

Jagan Kolli

Information Security Officer

Credit Acceptance Corp

Suresh Manchella headshot

Suresh Manchella

VP & Chief Information Security Officer


Jim Black headshot

Jim Black


Messer Construction

Eric Ranta headshot

Eric Ranta

Director, Customer Value & Transformation Advisors

Google Cloud

With organizations facing headwinds due to economic uncertainties, it is essential for business leaders to seek out ways to improve efficiencies to lower costs, increase productivity and support business growth.  Technology and security leaders who leverage data and automation as they adapt their strategy will ensure their company remains competitive amid rapid change.

Simply adding technology is not enough to increase speed and agility across the business. CIOs and CISOs must empower their teams with the right tools and information to maximize effectiveness and support the making of faster, better decisions. The ability to create IT strategies that lead to speedy outcomes while incorporating robust security measures will ultimately lead to a more competitive enterprise.

Join your peers to discuss how CIOs and CISOs are optimizing tools to increase technology’s impact across the enterprise.

Supporting Faster, Data-Driven Decisions

  • 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?
  • How do you allow easier access to data without compromising on robust security measures?
  • How are you fostering data literacy in your organization so employees can use the data to increase their productivity?

Advancing Automation in a Competitive Environment

  • What business processes are you currently automating and how do you identify the areas of the business that should be automated?
  • What tools are you using for automation?
  • How do your future automation plans affect cost/resource optimization and people productivity?

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

Evanta cares about the health and safety of our community. Please review the following recommendations prior to attending the gathering.



The Phoenix



  • Complimentary valet parking available in front of venue at 812 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • Self-Park Garfield Garage located at 13 W 9th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202. 
    • To enter the Phoenix handicap accessible entrance
      • Go to the elevators on the east side of the garage closest to the exit. When you exit the garage you will take a left onto Ninth Street. Then look for the black awning that says "The Phoenix" (elevator located inside).
    • To enter The Phoenix main entrance
      • Go to the elevators on the east side of the garage. When you exit the garage, take a left onto Ninth Street, and then take another left on Race Street. Look for the black awning that says "The Phoenix" (staircase inside).

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