Ohio CIO Inner Circle

March 5, 2024 | The Handlebar at the Riverfront Club

March 5, 2024
The Handlebar at the Riverfront Club

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:

Creating simplified, agile IT environments with minimal disruption to productivity

Allowing new technology to thrive next to legacy systems

Modernizing quickly and efficiently to keep up with evolving security threats

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

Lisa Heckler


Ryan Kean

Total Quality Logistics

Phani Konduru

BrightSpring Health Services
Chief Digital & Technology Officer

Bob Schuetter



March 5, 2024

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

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Modernizing Your Tech Stack

Mike Puzen headshot

Mike Puzen

Head of Central GTM, ChromeOS


Liam Durbin headshot

Liam Durbin

Chief Information Officer


Jacob Lorz headshot

Jacob Lorz

Vice President & CISO


Richard Thorp headshot

Richard Thorp



With a constantly evolving organization, IT environments need to be simplified and agile allowing new technology to thrive next to legacy systems. As security threats grow and evolve, so does our need to modernize quickly and efficiently. Within a modern workplace, our needs to securely embrace employees productivity from home or elsewhere must evolve too. How we approach investments today can deliver greater value in the future.

As technology and security leaders, CIOs and CISOs must continue to tackle these challenges on a daily basis, but what tangible outcomes exist? What can be done today to modernize what we have in place with minimal disruption to productivity?

Come together with your peers to have an in-depth discussion on the challenges you face with modernization and what considerations you might be missing as we all tackle this together.

Current Landscape and Outlook of Modernization

  • What does it mean to be a modern organization?
  • From your lens and industry, what is IT up against as it applies to security, complexities, productivity and keeping costs low?
  • How are CIOs and CISOs providing a modern work experience? Are there any unique aspects you are modeling now?

How to Prepare for the Future

  • What are key pillars CIOs and CISOs are considering when modernizing their tech stack?
  • With future technology considerations in mind, what foundational elements have you already put in place?
  • How do you measure the success of technology modernization? What key performance indicators (KPIs) or metrics will be used?

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.




  1. The garage entrance is located at 202 East Mehring Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 452022. 
  2. Enter the garage at the Mehring Way  entrance (located just before the corner  of Mehring Way and Joe Nuxhall Way  Main Street).  
  3. Proceed up the ramp to P1 level – enter  at the “Club Level Entrance,”on your right  where there is a RED awning. Park in this area. 
  4. We will have a Reds employee to greet  you and direct you to your event.

Taxi, drop-off, walking guests

  1. Guests should be dropped off in the  HOF Courtyard between the Team Shop  and Hall of Fame. 
  2. 100 Joe Nuxhall Way,  Cincinnati, Ohio 452022. Go down the stairs next to the  Johnny Bench statue.
  3. At the bottom of the stairs, look for the  Reds Special Event awning on your right.
  4. An access coordinator will be there to  direct guests to the event space.

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