Southern California CIO Virtual Executive Summit

November 18, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm PST

November 18, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm PST


Collaborate with your peers

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

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

Leveraging AI and automation to streamline a remote work environment

New norms in acquiring and nurturing IT talent

Leveraging IT's influence for deeper business engagement


Glenn Coles

Yamaha Motor Corporation USA

Ginny Davis


James Davis

University of California - Los Angeles
Vice Provost IT & CTO, Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition

Mary Gendron

Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

Alex Grimwade

CIO, Disney Television Studios

Chad Hamilton

VP, Technology

Michael Keithley

United Talent Agency

Bryan Muehlberger

CIO & EVP of Technology

Lance Ralls



November 18, 2020

8:00am - 9:00am PST Virtual Summit Keynote

Performing in 2021 – Executing the New Normal

A paradigm shift has occurred in the last few months, positioning IT as agile superheroes. CIOs now must plan for a new wave of business expectations and quickly develop revenue generating innovations, while balancing employee workloads and resource capacity. In this keynote, CIOs will share how they intend to capitalize on their new position as a strategic business driver.

9:00am - 10:00am PST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Virtual Boardroom Hosted by Atlassian

A leader from Atlassian guides this engaging conversation.

9:00am - 10:00am PST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Virtual Boardroom Hosted by Slack

A leader from Slack guides this engaging conversation.

10:00am - 11:00am PST Virtual Summit Keynote

Keynote Session by Alfresco

Keynote details coming soon. 

11:00am - 12:00pm PST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Redefining the Role of the CIO

Increased demand and truncated timelines have ushered in a new vision of technology leadership in the enterprise. CIOs will have to adjust their focus to coordinate and advance digital initiatives that are increasingly defined and led by leaders throughout the enterprise. While this may reduce the breadth of CIOs’ responsibilities over time, their influence and impact within their organization will not change. 

In this session, you will discuss how to:

  • Manage new digital foundations with more speed to market

  • Redesign the IT operating model to allow IT and business teams to collaborate more closely

  • Evolve from digital evangelists to catalysts of other leaders’ digital ambitions

11:00am - 12:00pm PST Virtual Summit Boardroom

The Real Value of AI

Management boards and CIOs alike talk at length about the potential impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning on business processes, proficiency and performance. This session aims beyond the AI hype to target real world results in the enterprise. 

Join your peers to discuss:  

  • Building AI awareness and capabilities to move from POCs to production 

  • Practical use cases that drive successful outcomes  

  • The right tools and suppliers for your business 

12:00pm - 12:45pm PST Virtual Summit Keynote

Closing Keynote

Please check back soon for more details.

12:45pm - 1:15pm PST Networking

Community Discussion

An informal and interactive opportunity for you to network with peers in small groups. 

2:30pm - 4:00pm PST Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet 1-to-1 with peers in your community for in-depth conversations. 


Your Community Partners

Key Partner
Program Partner

Southern California CIO Program Manager

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

Dennis Keenan