San Francisco CIO Inner Circle

March 30, 2022 | University Club of San Francisco

March 30, 2022
University Club of San Francisco

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:

Digital talent strategy for the next normal

Adjusting your leadership direction for digital acceleration

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

Avi Sokol



March 30, 2022

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

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

How CIOs Should Attract, Develop and Retain Talent for Digital Acceleration

Monica Khurana headshot

Monica Khurana

Chief Technology Officer

Dodge & Cox

Datta Junnarkar headshot

Datta Junnarkar

CIO - Maritime

The Boeing Co

Madhuri Adettiwar headshot

Madhuri Adettiwar

Global Head, SaaS Transformation

GE Healthcare

Evan Wayne headshot

Evan Wayne


Cost Plus World Market

Kevin Cornish headshot

Kevin Cornish

Chief Information Officer

Covered California

Christopher Desautel headshot

Christopher Desautel

Chief Digital Officer

Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies

Cesar Marrufo headshot

Cesar Marrufo

RVP, Major Accounts


The digital acceleration caused by the pandemic and its consequent global crisis demand that CIOs quickly address the challenges of the new talent and ecosystems. Talent is the lifeblood of any successful organization but finding (and keeping) the right people in critical roles is no easy task. Remote work helps broaden the talent pool in some ways, but it also increases competition globally. How can CIOs tackle the severe scarcity of digital talent, the extended time it takes to upskill/reskill employees in their organizations and build a diverse IT organization?

In this interactive conversation among peers, CIOs will discuss their role in proactively contributing to organizational success.

Topic 1: Digital talent strategy for the next normal

  • How are you tackling the scarcity of digital talent in your organization?
  • How are you adjusting your employment value proposition to attract and recruit top talent?
  • How are you partnering with other areas of the business to ensure IT is aligned with overall organizational hiring goals and targets?

Topic 2: Adjusting your leadership direction for digital acceleration

  • Have you had to adjust your own leadership competencies when managing a distributed workforce?
  • How are you keeping a hybrid workforce engaged and motivated to drive digital initiatives?
  • How are you ensuring an excellent employee experience to ensure retention is maintained?

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



Health & Safety Guidelines

To ensure the well-being of participants, partners, and associates, we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue, and health agency guidelines.

 As a part of our commitment to create the safest possible environment, we are requiring all participants, partners, and associates to be fully vaccinated to participate in in-person programs, in addition to completing a health status attestation prior to arrival. Please refer to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols for up-to-date local guidelines.

Parking Information

The University Club of San Francisco does not offer onsite parking.

Nearest public parking options are:

  • Brocklebank Garage at Sacramento St. (between Mason and Powell)
  • Crocker Garage at California St. (between Taylor and Mason)
  • Grace Cathedral Garage at Taylor St. (between California and Sacramento)
  • Fairmont Hotel Garage at Powell and California

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