Southern California CIO Inner Circle

November 9, 2021 | Il Cielo

November 9, 2021
Il Cielo

Collaborate with your peers

Join Southern California'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

Southern California 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

Glenn Coles

Yamaha Motor Corporation USA

James Davis

University of California - Los Angeles
Vice Provost IT & CTO, Manufacturing USA, Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Ginny Davis


Mary Gendron

Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

Alex Grimwade

CIO, Disney Television Studios

Chad Hamilton

VP, Technology

Michael Keithley

United Talent Agency

Greg Moore

KB Home

Bryan Muehlberger

CIO & EVP of Technology


November 9, 2021

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

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Generating Value and Improving Experience with D&A and Cybersecurity

Rakesh Loonkar headshot

Rakesh Loonkar

President, Co-Founder

Transmit Security

Glenn Coles headshot

Glenn Coles


Yamaha Motor Corporation USA

Carol Fawcett headshot

Carol Fawcett

Corporate Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Golden State Foods

Chad Hamilton headshot

Chad Hamilton

VP, Technology


Joel Manfredo headshot

Joel Manfredo


Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans

Theresa Miller headshot

Theresa Miller


LionsGate Entertainment

Greg Moore headshot

Greg Moore


KB Home

Lance Ralls headshot

Lance Ralls



Advancing digital initiatives, building new processes, and ensuring every business outcome is secure are key objectives for today’s CIO. 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 in their data and analytics strategies and how they are maintaining a secure business internally and externally without disrupting the user experience.

Leveraging data & analytics strategy and value creation for better business outcomes

  • How are you organizing and enabling data and analytics across the enterprise to improve business outcomes?
  • What are the biggest successes and obstacles you have faced along the D&A journey, and how do these impact the internal and external digital experience? 
  • How are you working across functions to find ways in which D&A can make an immediate impact on value creation and the user experience?

Improving the user experience with data and cybersecurity

  • How are you improving, not hindering, the user experience and/or customer journey with cybersecurity? How is data used to enhance the experience and generate better business outcomes?
  • How have you aligned your cybersecurity strategy with new business objectives and hybrid workforce models?
  • How do you balance your company's risk appetite with the needs of your customers? How do you incorporate data to make those decisions as objective as possible?

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.



Il Cielo


Parking & Transportation

Hosted valet parking provided by Evanta, a Gartner Company.

Health & Safety Local Guidelines

At this time, our host venue, Il Cielo, requires all guests to present proof of vaccination* upon arrival. For proof of vaccination, you can use:

  • CDC Vaccination Card. A photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable.

  • Vaccination Record or other official immunization record from within or outside the U.S., including from your healthcare provider. A photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable. If you are unable to get this record, call 311.

At this time, our host venue requires all guests to wear a mask in all public spaces. Masks will be provided for your convenience.  

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