San Francisco CIO Inner Circle

November 3, 2021 | Domenico Winery

November 3, 2021
Domenico Winery

Collaborate with your peers

Join San Francisco'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:

Investing in your people and the right technologies

Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models

Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

San Francisco 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

Opinder Bawa

University of San Francisco

Kevin Cornish

Covered California
Chief Information Officer

Monica Khurana

Dodge & Cox
Chief Technology Officer

Tom Rodden

Varian Medical Systems

Avi Sokol

Vice President & Chief Information Officer


November 3, 2021

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Generating and Demonstrating Value with Data & Analytics

Andrew Yeager headshot

Andrew Yeager

Vice President, IBM Data and AI, Americas


Shan Swaminathan headshot

Shan Swaminathan

VP Enterprise Architecture

Delta Dental

Geeta Pyne headshot

Geeta Pyne

Chief Enterprise Architect


Monica Khurana headshot

Monica Khurana

Chief Technology Officer

Dodge & Cox

Thomas Squeo headshot

Thomas Squeo

Chief Technology Officer

Intrado Inc.

Michael Robinson headshot

Michael Robinson

Chief Information Officer


Laiq Ahmad headshot

Laiq Ahmad

CTO (GE Power Digital)

GE Power

Advancing digital initiatives, building new processes, and ensuring every decision is value-driven are key objectives for today’s CIO – they also rely on a clear data and analytics strategy for success. Though the CIO’s role in managing information and data assets hasn’t significantly changed in terms of accountability and responsibility, their role in driving insights, decision-making and business outcomes has taken a dramatic shift, compelling CIOs to take a more deliberate approach. 

In this engaging dinner conversation among peers, CIOs will discuss the shifts they’ve made to advance a data and analytics strategy, how they’ve positioned IT as an outcome-enabler, and how they’ve generated the greatest value across the enterprise. 

Data & Analytics Strategy, Implementation and Value Creation

  1. What are the biggest obstacles or skill deficiencies you have identified on the D&A journey, and how is your organization investing in developing critical skills and capabilities for the digital business? 

  2. How are you working across functions to find ways in which D&A can make an immediate impact? Who are your strongest partners and advocates across the business?

Measuring Business Outcomes, Impact and Collective Results 

  1. How can we align our D&A strategy to enterprise goals and demonstrate measurable outcomes from D&A investments?

  2. Especially in today’s economic environment, the business often needs quick and meaningful returns on investments. How are you measuring and communicating the immediate and long-term value of D&A investments?

  3. What complexities do you face when formulating an understanding of the cross-functional impact of an analytics initiative?

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

7:00pm - 8:00pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour

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

Please note that our onsite planning will continue to evolve, and all measures will be subject to change to ensure the best and safest possible experience. Please refer to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols for up-to-date local guidelines.



Parking & Transportation 

There is free self-parking available in their on-site parking lot alongside the Domenico Winery building.  There is also additional free parking after 5pm in the business complex one driveway over(1501-1599 Industrial Rd.)  Parking lot attendants will be present for the first hour of the event to make sure no one parks in towable areas.

Health & Safety Local Guidelines

Domenico Winery does not require masks for those who have been vaccinated.  Please note: the venue is in San Mateo County.

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