Phoenix CIO Inner Circle

May 4, 2023 | Different Pointe of View

May 4, 2023
Different Pointe of View

Collaborate with your peers

Join Phoenix'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:

Accelerating High Growth and Digitally-Driven Outcomes

Advancing the Business Value of Security

Thriving through Volatility - Empowering People, Resiliency and Insights

Phoenix 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

Gary Desai

Discount Tire

Ed Dzadovsky

Circle K

Arun Kumar Bhaskara-Baba

Honeywell Aerospace
Chief Digital and Information Officer

Raghu Santanam Ph.D.

Arizona State University
Department Chair, Information Systems

J.R. Sloan

State of Arizona


May 4, 2023

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

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Optimizing Efficiencies Through Data and Automation

Anjum Ahuja headshot

Anjum Ahuja

Director, Security Engineering


Ryan Murray headshot

Ryan Murray

Chief Information Security Officer

State of Arizona

John Pontrelli headshot

John Pontrelli


Discount Tire

Bipin Jayaraj headshot

Bipin Jayaraj


Rogers Corporation

Keith Stocks headshot

Keith Stocks

VP, Third Party Cyber Risk Management

State Street

Bradley Wardman headshot

Bradley Wardman

Director, InfoSec

Booz Allen Hamilton

Kelly Summers headshot

Kelly Summers


Valleywise Health

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

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