Seattle CIO Virtual Executive Summit

June 8, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm PDT

June 8, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm PDT


Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Seattle CIO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Seizing momentum – influencing and leading the enterprise

Thriving through uncertainty - empowering people and delivering value

Advancing and scaling strategic, outcome-based technologies


Brian Abrahamson

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Anja Canfield-Budde

University of Washington
Associate Vice President, Information Management

Darren Challey

Director - Director Security Operations and Technology (SOT) / Global Security Operations (GSO)

Chuck Markarian

Chief Information Security Officer

Sean Murphy


James Weaver

State of Washington


Virtual Summit Keynote Session

The CIO and CISO Partnership: Creating Enterprise Agility While Reducing Attack Opportunities

Today’s workforce must be productive, connected, and secure no matter where they sit or what device they use. With this increase in employee flexibility, comes increased enterprise security concerns as companies reach the limits of legacy castle-and-moat security architectures. Technology leadership means using IT to create a better user experience. CIOs and CISOs must work together to provide a secure user experience that protects company assets.

Join this session to learn more about:

  • Modernizing your network to reduce the technical and financial costs of internet-bound traffic
  • Strengthening security posture by implementing frictionless processes, regardless of user location
  • Getting granular visibility into user access activity

Virtual Summit Boardroom Sessions

Automating for the Road Ahead

Automation transforms work and simplifies how businesses operate. AI accelerates innovation by making every interaction, experience, and process more intelligent. Combining automation with AI will release $134B in labor value in 2022. Whether you want to automate complex operations or automate repetitive tasks, AI-powered automation can help.

Join this interactive conversation to discuss:

  • How AI-powered automation is transforming the future of work
  • Using machine learning and AI to help collect and analyze operational data 
  • Optimizing to reduce your manual processes by up to 80%

CIOs Connecting Business, Data, and Technology

According to Gartner, the challenge for many IT and business leaders today is to instill a culture of data-driven decision making across the organization. Those who want to exploit the potential of new data and advanced analytics capabilities at scale typically face numerous challenges. As CIO, it's critical to develop a strong, clear strategy connecting business, technology, and data and analytics to maintain your competitive advantage and mitigate these challenges.

In this session, CIOs will

  • Discuss best practices for designing data and analytics programs
  • Identify and define quick-win opportunities supporting the business data strategy
  • Brainstorm technology and resource alignment

Networking Session

Meet the Speakers

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CIO & CISO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the Seattle community.


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Seattle CIO Program Manager

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

Tony Stach

Program Manager