Washington, DC CIO Inner Circle

March 5, 2020 | Nationals' Park

March 5, 2020
Nationals' Park

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Washington, DC CIO Inner Circle.

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

Washington, DC CIO Governing Body

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


Sam Abbate

Northrop Grumman
Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Jim Connelly

Lockheed Martin
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Mike Gordon

Lockheed Martin

André Mendes

US Department of Commerce
Acting CIO

Shamim Mohammad


Christopher Porter

Fannie Mae


March 5, 2020

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

5:00pm - 6:15pm  Discussion Topics

Building for the Future — Business Enablers, Drivers and Innovators

Scott Daitzman headshot

Scott Daitzman



Kurt John headshot

Kurt John

Chief Cybersecurity Officer

Siemens USA

Joseph Lee headshot

Joseph Lee

Firm Director, Information Security & Compliance

Arnold & Porter LLP

Izhar Mujaddidi headshot

Izhar Mujaddidi


Beacon Health Options

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Jayesh Panchal


International Monetary Fund

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Nuria Simo


Inter-American Development Bank

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Howard Spira

Senior Vice President and CIO

Export-Import Bank

The CIO and CISO roles have evolved to become customer-facing, revenue-driving digital experts. While the term digital means something different to every organization, the basic goal remains the same — to better serve customers and the business.

During this engaging conversation among peers, CIOs and CISOs will discuss their role in driving stronger business outcomes throughout the organization.

Building and Innovating New Processes and Businesses

  • What tactics have you used to increase awareness of technology and security across the business? How can you more effectively drive these conversations and changes?
  • How are you improving the cost, efficiency and value of program delivery?

Fostering a Growth Mindset — Enabling and Optimizing Culture

  • How should IT and security organizations foster a work culture that embraces change while enabling the business to move forward?
  • How are you developing your employees to have an owner mindset, and how can they strategically become business advisors and advocates for innovation?

6:15pm - 7:00pm  Interactive Session

7:00pm - 8:00pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour



Parking & Entrance Instructions: 

  • Guests have access to Parking Garage C, which is located on the corner of N St. SE and 1st St. SE .
  • After parking, guests should take the elevator in the back of the garage to Plaza Level (*PL) and enter through security at the date directly outside of the elevator bank.
  • The Budweiser Brewhouse will be immediately to their left after passing through security and entering the stadium.

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