Philadelphia CIO Virtual Executive Summit

December 3, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm EST

December 3, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm EST

Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Philadelphia CIO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Implementing AI and automation to streamline a remote work environment

Improving data governance and compliance strategies

Leveraging IT's newfound influence for deeper business engagement

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Joshua Beeman

University of Pennsylvania
Associate CIO

Tricia Blair

Aon Corporation
Chief Digital Officer

Greg Driscoll

Penn Mutual Life Insurance
SVP, Service Operations & CIO

Francisco Fraga

Campbell Soup
Vice President & Chief Information & Technology Officer

Kisha Hortman Hawthorne

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Dawn Kirchner-King

Armstrong World Industries

Edward Malinowski

Bayada Home Health Care

John Marcante

Vanguard Group
Global CIO

Justin Mennen

Rite Aid
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

Vishi Viswanathan

Day & Zimmermann Group
CIO & SVP Business Services


December 3, 2020

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

Cloud Strategies to Power Digital Transformation

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Harish Grama

General Manager, IBM Cloud

IBM Corporation

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Guru Rao

VP Technology

Lincoln Investments

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Michael Carr

Principal, CTO

Vanguard Group

The most successful businesses today connect digital transformation to business goals using innovative technology and increasing moving more of their enterprise workload to the Cloud. CIOs are charged with clearing adoption hurdles to align mission-critical tasks and business priorities with the multiple cloud environments.

This interactive session explores:

  • Case studies on successful transformations using open, flexible, and secure multicloud operating environments
  • Fostering digital transformation and creating a competitive advantage through a hybrid cloud strategy
  • Accelerating the skills and culture that leverages AI and cloud

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

2020 Mobility Trends – 5G’s Role in the “New Normal”

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Nelly Pitocco

VP of Product and Solution Engineering

T-Mobile for Business

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Ed Jablonski


Fulton Financial

As the enterprise workplace changes at an accelerated pace, enterprise and IT leaders are looking to the advantages of 5G to enable their workforce and support a “mobile-first” mindset. Now more than ever, having a network that can meet and anticipate your evolving business needs is crucial for your future success. 

In this session, engage in an open dialogue with your peers and T-Mobile’s 5G experts about:

  • How mobility will drive digital transformation, enable innovation and support a more mobile workforce
  • The ways 5G is powering the new remote work reality
  • Setting up advanced network security the enterprise can rely on

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

The New Language of Risk

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Evan Tegethoff

VP of Consulting Engineering


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Nassar Nizami


Jefferson Health

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Jon Bergman


The Lycra Company

From front-line employees to top-level directors, CIOs must be able to communicate cyber risk in a way that compels others to act. What metrics, measures, methods and messages resonate in today’s risk environment?

Join your peers in this virtual boardroom to discuss:

  • How organizations are assessing cybersecurity and risk
  • Metrics that matter
  • Tips for improving cybersecurity programs using these metrics

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

Designing the Digital Future with Customers in Mind

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Don Schuerman



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Dawn Kirchner-King


Armstrong World Industries

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Greg Driscoll

SVP, Service Operations & CIO

Penn Mutual Life Insurance

Designing the Digital Future with Customers in Mind

Remember when “embracing disruption” was an aspirational call-to-action – not a necessary navigation of everyday life? Now that you have your company’s undivided, fully-disrupted attention, why look back? As the pandemic pushes more and more customers online, CIOs must ensure that their experience is seamless – creating the right channels for connection and utilizing the right data to innovate products or services.

This conversation will focus on:

  • Designing and delivering an optimal digital future for your business
  • Leveraging a cultural shift to more agile, rapid technology outcomes
  • Ways to evolve a data-centric approach to consumer insight – fostering new business opportunities

8:45am - 9:00am  EST Break

10:45am - 11:00am  EST Break

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

Accelerating Digital Business Initiatives

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Alonso Rivas

Director, IT

Bimbo Bakeries USA

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Keith McMenamin

Vice President of Information Technology

Visit Philadelphia

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Bernardo Tiburcio

Global Digital Innovation Leader


As a CIO, it is crucial to enable the digital agenda while connecting technology with business value. During this unprecedented time, 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
  • New and existing partnerships to push objectives forward

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

Transformative Technologies for the Agile Enterprise

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Jeff Lewis

Vice President, Data Product Management

Comcast Business

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Christer Peltomaa


Comcast Business

The agile enterprise relies on the state-of-the-art technologies that allow it to keep up with an ever-changing ecosystem. Transformative technologies such as a secure, reliable, scalable network and infrastructure help to fuel innovation, improve efficiencies, and create memorable interactions with customers. An enterprise built on a versatile network can adapt more rapidly to changing market conditions and leverage agility as a competitive differentiator.

Join your peers to discuss:

  • How and why the need for agility and adaptability are critical for today’s enterprise
  • Building a scalable and secure network to enable an agile organization
  • Redefine how you manage networks, deliver services and enhance visibility

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

The Real Value of AI

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Andi Le

VP, Electronics & Imaging CIO & Digital Innovation


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Joshua Beeman

Associate CIO

University of Pennsylvania

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Steve Heilenman

Former Chief Information Officer

Computer Aid

Management boards and CIOs alike talk at length about the potential impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning on business processes, proficiency and performance. This session aims beyond the AI hype to target real world results in the enterprise. 

Join your peers to discuss:  

  • Building AI awareness and capabilities to move from POCs to production 

  • Practical use cases that drive successful outcomes  

  • The right tools and suppliers for your business 

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

Enabling Employees for Remote Work

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Terry Harris

SVP & CIO, Information Security Services

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

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Amir Hameed

VP of Global Solution Engineering


Remote work has quickly gone from a trend to a necessity, and the speed of this shift has placed both companies and employees in a challenging position. During this session front line executives share their advice, strategies, and real-world experience about what it really takes to enable remote work.

Join  your peers to discuss:

  • Empowering employees with effective, combined communications and collaboration tools
  • Balancing long-term and short term work-from-home strategies
  • Addressing rapidly changing challenges with solutions to engage the mobile workforce

12:45pm - 1:15pm  EST Networking

Community Discussion

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Keith McMenamin

Vice President of Information Technology

Visit Philadelphia

An informal and interactive opportunity for you to network with peers in small groups. 

December 3, 2020

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