7 Must-See Sessions at Evanta’s CIO Executive Summits

Community Blog
Written by Liz Ramey

OCTOBER 17, 2023

Evanta, a Gartner Company, offers CIOs many opportunities throughout the year to network and learn from one another during community gatherings. By the end of 2023, Evanta will have held nearly 90 virtual and in-person gatherings for CIOs across North America and EMEA, with another 102 gatherings in regions that offer joint CIO and CISO communities.

The first half of the year, CIOs joined sessions focused on cloud strategies, IT strategy and operating models, and digital business. In fact, one of the most highly attended sessions was a series of community Inner Circle dinners that focused on “Digitally-Driven Outcomes, Quicker Business Decisions.” 

As we turn the corner and move into the final months of the year, CIOs are focused on Artificial Intelligence strategies, innovation, and increasing productivity and efficiencies across the enterprise.

Here are just a few of our most captivating sessions to look forward to in the coming months.

  1. Delivering Sustained Innovation Through Economic Constraints at the Atlanta CIO Executive Summit

Anup Thomas, VP & CTO, Card Payments at Capital One Financial will discuss how to create methods and find results from enterprise-wide innovation, while ensuring morale and productivity are flourishing.

  1. Taking Flight with AI at the Boston CIO Executive Summit

In this session, Abha Dogra, Chief Digital and Technology Officer with CAE Inc, will describe how they are implementing AI in cutting-edge ways in the field of aviation, defense and security. She will discuss how her team has implemented and applied AI to optimize business outcomes.

  1. Shaping the Enterprise Culture for Digital Success at the Houston CIO Executive Summit

In this highly anticipated keynote, a group of CIOs will talk about overcoming obstacles while building a future-forward digital business and focusing on cultivating a thriving and agile culture.

  1. Weaving Innovation into the Core of Everything at the Minneapolis CIO Executive Summit

In this boardroom session, CIOs will have an intimate discussion about encouraging experimentation, ideation and failure throughout the enterprise in order to create an environment that thrives on innovation and change.

  1. Technology’s Role in Transforming Customer Engagement at U.S. Bank at the San Francisco CIO Executive Summit

During this opening keynote, Dilip Venkatachari, the Global CIO & CTO at U.S. Bank, will discuss how he and his team partners and collaborates with the business to create world-class customer engagement, while leveraging innovation and design thinking.

  1. Delivering on Innovation and Leadership at the Washington DC CXO Executive Summit

In this engaging keynote featuring Pritha Mehra, Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President at the US Postal Service, audience members will learn about leading innovation efforts, inspiring teams during a modernization journey, and providing excellent customer experiences through technology.

  1. Rising Together — Empowered Women, Empower Women at CIO Executive Summits across several communities.

At many of our CIO Executive Summits this fall, there will be a space for women and others to connect and network, providing a platform to empower and support each other. Attendees will share best practices, challenges and priorities that will help others grow and learn in their current and future roles.

These are just a few of many engaging sessions across Evanta CIO Executive Summits. We encourage you to explore gatherings in your community, or apply now to engage with IT leaders near you.

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Liz Ramey

Sr Director, Content at Evanta, a Gartner Company