Pittsburgh CIO Executive Summit

May 14, 2024 | David L. Lawrence Convention Center

May 14, 2024
David L. Lawrence Convention Center


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Pittsburgh's top CIOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

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

Defining profitable growth strategies and the value within security

Increasing operational efficiencies and productivity of security automation

Building a culture of security to enable smart, secure decision-making

Pittsburgh CIO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CIOs, for CIOs.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Bill Balint

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Erika Carrara


Susan Koski


Matt Putila

Highmark Wholecare
VP, Product Development & Management: Medicaid Technology

George Rosato

Director, IT

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CIO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Pittsburgh CIO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.


Executive Boardroom Sessions

Executive Boardroom hosted by Proofpoint

Details coming soon 

Cutting Costs is Half the Battle

Amid economic turbulence, technology leaders must look beyond cost savings to operation resiliency and efficiency. As economic conditions tighten, executives are looking for ways to strategically optimize costs while reinvesting in sustainable technologies.

Join your peers in this session to discuss:

  • Adoption of planning processes that accelerate new capabilities to support growth
  • Ways to optimize performance during turbulent times
  • When to accelerate, reduce or eliminate investment

What’s Your Threat IQ?

Threat intelligence can make rocket science look simple. The savvy tech executive must merge the strategic, tactical, technical and operational to create a holistic picture of the threat landscape that can be communicated to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Join this session to explore:

  • Assessing threat techniques
  • Communicating to a non-technical audience
  • Preparing your response team

Securing a Modern Data Governance Program

Establishing a secure governance program that successfully aligns with business priorities is paramount. As data becomes increasingly available across multiple cloud environments, it's more important now than ever to preserve the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information used in business processes, applications, and technology. Security leaders must establish a secure, modern framework that protects high-quality data throughout its lifecycle.

Join this session to discuss:

  • How to align data strategy with security objectives
  • Strategies to ensure availability, integrity and confidentiality in data while mitigating risks
  • The importance of complying with data-focused regulations while creating value from a data governance program

The New Language of Risk and Value Management

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

Join this session to share best practices on:

  • How risk management can be properly communicated with leadership
  • Different approaches to cyber incident response strategy
  • Assessing third-party vendors for incident detection and response partnership

AI's Role in Threat Detection

Tracking risk among digital assets to ensure high-level resiliency is top of mind for technology leaders. As remote work and use of mobile devices and cloud services continues to increase, this makes self-learning artificial intelligence an even handier threat detection tool. 

In this session, you will explore:

  • Ways to improve competency in tools and processes
  • How to leverage self-learning AI to identify advanced threats
  • Strategies to increase security operation efficiency and innovation

Keynote Session

Adopting a Growth Mindset and Boosting Resilience

At the very top of the world, as in the business world, constant change means we’re all navigating new terrain. Come together and bounce back from the greatest disruptive event of our generation, while being inspired by 3x world record-breaking adventurer Daniel Bull. He shares powerful and practical strategies learnt from Everest to Antarctica and beyond while empowering you to defy limits, grasp opportunities, and conquer your own mountains – in work and in life.

Daniel will share:

  • Proven strategies for dealing with unrelenting change
  • Powerful insights on courageous leadership in the face of ongoing uncertainty
  • What it takes to reach the top – adopting a growth mindset and boosting resilience despite epic challenges

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

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Venue & Accommodation

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Your Community Partners

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Key Partners

Community Program Manager

For inquiries related to this community, please reach out to your dedicated contact.

Marsha Wick

Community Program Manager