San Francisco CIO Executive Summit

December 6, 2022 | San Francisco Marriott Marquis

December 6, 2022
San Francisco Marriott Marquis


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with San Francisco'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:

Driving innovation – optimizing processes and elevating customer experience

Leading a team with the right talent and company culture

Influencing change and adaptability across the enterprise

San Francisco CIO Governing Body

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


Opinder Bawa

University of San Francisco

Kevin Cornish

Covered California
Chief Information Officer

Monica Khurana

Dodge & Cox
Chief Technology Officer

Geeta Pyne

Chief Enterprise Architect

Avi Sokol


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 San Francisco 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.


Keynote Sessions

Stress Management Strategies for Effective Leadership

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), there are an unprecedented number of employees struggling with stress and mental health concerns that negatively impact their work and home life. The skill of stress management is more important than ever for leaders to motivate and support their teams effectively while sustaining personal wellbeing.  

Join this interactive keynote to:  

  • Understand the critical role leaders play regarding stress management that can improve employee morale, retention and productivity 
  • Learn key strategies to reduce stress, overcome burnout and develop resilience in the face of challenges
  • Develop a comprehensive stress management plan that will result in long-term wellbeing and enhanced quality of life

CIO Leadership to Advance Customer Experience

Customer experience is a mission-critical priority for most organizations to achieve and maintain a sustainable and competitive advantage. CIOs have an opportunity to play an outsized role in advancing customer experience initiatives by leading with technology and IT acumen. Yet, false starts, roadblocks and complexity impede progress on these goals.

Join this interactive session to discuss:

  • How CIOs can support or lead customer experience initiatives
  • How technologies can play a pivotal role in capturing and acting on key customer data
  • What strategies lead to more efficient and effective customer interactions

Executive Boardroom Sessions

Connect Your Data to Know Your Customer

Customers expect enterprises to be familiar with their needs and past behavior to deliver outstanding experiences. Scattered and siloed customer data has often made this hard to achieve. Connecting data sources through a data fabric architecture can create a complete picture of the customer and allow for hyper-personalization and better business outcomes.

Join this interactive boardroom to discuss:

  • Bringing together siloed data through data virtualization
  • Expanding data insights to business-users through self-service
  • Maintaining appropriate levels of privacy and compliance

Intended and Unintended Consequences of Transitioning to Cloud

As organizations accelerate their cloud journey, they unwittingly accrue technical debt that magnifies exponentially across the IT estate. How can you get control of cloud costs, contracts and commitments before your technical debt results in disaster?

Join this session to collaborate with your peers on your cloud journey:

  • Intended Consequences of moving to the cloud
  • Unintended Consequences of the cloud
  • How to chart the most cost-effective course to digital transformation

Engineer Cloud and Apps for Resiliency - Preparing for the Always-On Tomorrow

The days of single public cloud deployments are gone. Driven by the numerous technology options, potential cost savings, and the need for business agility, enterprises will be relying on 3 or more cloud environments. But with complex integrations, threats to security, organizational changes, and inadvertent expenses, the question is always: where do you begin?     

Join this interactive discussion as CIOs discuss how to accelerate the cloud modernization journey by: 

  • Building and optimizing a resilient, cost effective and secure cloud/multi-cloud environment
  • Designing and operationalizing Data for Reliability into your DataOps Strategy
  • Utilizing automation and an engineering-led approach to create an always-on business

Breakout Sessions

Collaboration & Belonging in a Hybrid Work Environment

 As organizations continue successfully working in hybrid work environments, IT leaders continue to look for ways to improve digital experiences. Sporadic in-office collaboration and networking in hybrid environments can be a challenge for growing borderless teams. In fostering an environment centered on belonging, employees can experience better connections with their teams.

Join this interactive session to learn more about:

  • Connecting borderless teams in a virtual environment
  • Building a sense of belonging for all individuals
  • Creating equal opportunities in hybrid conference rooms

Navigating the Evolving Threat Landscape

Today's varied threat landscape features both foreign and domestic online security concerns that could stop or delay business. As business leaders, CIOs must improve resiliency to attacks and have solid plan in place. Come with your questions as one of the FBI’s foremost experts on cybersecurity walks CIOs through what to do before, during and after a breach.

Join this interactive session to discuss:

  • Actions to take during a breach from the business and public relations angles
  • Strategies for addressing the emerging threat landscape and mitigating risk
  • The relationship between investigators and organizations that could help during a time of crisis

Sustainability – A CIO’s Social and Business Responsibility

CIOs need to be strategists who create sustainable enterprises not just for social responsibility but also to bring value to the business.  What innovations are CIOs seeing in the sustainability space and how is success being measured?

Join this interactive session to discuss:

  • Getting the board on your side about technology solutions
  • Addressing governance on a global scale
  • Cultivating a culture that respects sustainability efforts and adds to the employee experience

The Beauty in Digital Innovation

In a world when the customer has rapidly changing demands, enterprises need to be able to adapt quickly. To do that, the technology and efficient processes must be in place to allow for true innovation at scale. Sephora’s tech makeover led to the creation of an omni-channel platform to give customers personalization like never before thanks to the strength of the organization, its experts in beauty. As a true leader in the future of commerce, it brought the in-person experience to the online customer.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Quickly addressing demands of customers
  • Personalization through an omni-channel experience
  • Upskilling the right people to the right positions


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

Evanta programs are uniquely positioned to succeed in the current landscape.

  • Our invitation-only gatherings are designed to be smaller in scale, providing a safe and comfortable environment.
  • All in-person programs are local and complimentary, with zero impact on your organization’s T&E.

We are committed to creating the safest possible environment for all participants, partners, and associates. As a part of our commitment we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue, and health agency guidelines. Information on vaccinations, face mask guidance, on-site safety measures, and more, can be found here: Health and Safety Resource Policy.


Venue & Accommodation

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

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San Francisco CIO Program Manager

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

Dan Philpott

Senior Program Manager Territory Specialist