Event Description

Annual CIO Summit at the Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay

The CIO was first introduced to lead the Data Processing and Information Systems departments of the past. Today, the job is a much different role. The skillset and responsibilities are worlds apart from what they were a decade or two ago. And the role continues to adapt to the changing face of the modern business enterprise. 

Discussing key topics such as the Cloud, Digital Transformation, Data & Analytics and the use of AI and IoT, the CIO Summit gives you the opportunity to meet leading decision-makers under one roof at one time, to be part of the discussions that are shaping the future of security and to network and develop contacts that will strengthen your business.

The program is driven by our senior-level Advisory Board including representatives from TNT, Henley Business School, Fox Networks Group, US Department of Defense and Wyndham Group.

The CIO Summit brings together leaders from across the public, large enterprises & mid-market sectors to provide you with a strategic and practical toolkit to help drive transformation including:

  • A full day of leading CIO’s discussing the latest industry trends
  • Workshops, panel discussions & round table sessions led by visionaries within technology
  • First-hand case studies on the challenges facing IT
  • Fantastic networking opportunities with peers throughout the day
  • Over 50 Senior Level IT Directors
  • Keynotes, Interactive Round-tables, and Lively Panel Discussions
  • Industry-leading topics around IoT, AI, Cloud, etc.
  • Dedicated space and time for peer-to-peer networking with fellow industry leaders

San Francisco


November 10 2022

Event Schedule

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8:00 AM

Registration Opens / Breakfast

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9:00 AM

Opening Remarks & Panel Discussion

Building modern security teams that scale with infrastructure

Cloud and DevOps have made deploying new infrastructure and applications faster and easier.
Organizations can now deploy code dozens of times within a week as opposed to months. With
this, most classical approaches to securing and monitoring infrastructure don’t work. Security
teams need to evolve with DevOps in a way that is more aligned with modern engineering
principles such as CI/CD and everything-as-code. While it may seem that only cloud-first tech
companies were embracing this modern security approach, even F500 companies are now
making the jump. During this roundtable discussion, we’d like to inspire security leaders to

● What methodologies do they use to encourage their team to embrace these principles
● What tips and techniques have helped accelerate this approach
● How do they tackle burnouts among security team members and improve retention
● What are their favorite modern security tools and why

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10:05 AM


Modernizing Data Governance for Faster Insights

The demand for self-service data and analytics is growing, but balancing that with security, privacy, and compliance creates huge amounts of friction and delays inof critical business initiatives. To accelerate business insights from data, at scale, the enterprise must modernize and automate manual data governance processes across their hybrid data estates.

Join Balaji Ganesan, Co-Founder, and CEO of Privacera, as he shares:
Strategies for automating and governing the data lifecycle from a single Unified Data Governance platform
Modernization of How to modernize data governance models from a dictated, command and control approach to a federated model involving all stakeholders
Open standards as How open standards are the foundation to future proof your data access, security and, privacy strategies

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10:35 AM


Staying Secure & Competitive: Navigating Digital Transformation in Uncertain Times

Digital transformation has changed the way we approach security. Recent circumstances – such as the rise of remote/hybrid work environments, the growing sophistication of cyberattacks and market volatility – has made the journey even more complex and treacherous. Modern organizations need better defenses against cyberattacks, but how do you protect your data when the landscape has so dramatically changed? How do you guard an attack surface that has expanded exponentially as a result of the increased use of cloud and mobile technologies? And how do you do this without negatively impacting application performance and employee productivity?

With over 25 years of security innovation leadership, Zscaler CEO, Chairman and Founder, Jay Chaudhry, has introduced numerous industry firsts and has fundamentally advanced the approach for cloud security. In this presentation, Jay will share practical insights and pragmatic recommendations for enterprises to accelerate digital transformation while improving organizations’ security posture in the wake of today’s escalating cybersecurity threat landscape. He will discuss how adopting a true Zero Trust architecture has a direct correlation to reducing organizational risk and helping ensure future success. As a trusted advisor to the top global enterprise CIOs and CISOs - 40% of Fortune 500 companies are Zscaler customers - Jay’s perspectives on security and IT can help attendees better understand and protect themselves against sophisticated, large-scale threats.

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11:05 AM

Mingle Break

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11:30 AM


Digital Transformation

Reimagine your Employee Experience with Best In-Class AI & Automation

In today’s market, many organizations are looking to implement AI and Automation into their EX strategy to improve their employee experience while reducing IT costs, unlocking cost avoidance, and solving supply chain issues. As CIOs navigate the transition to next-gen employee experience solutions, it is critical to understand how to plan their automation journey with a modern AI service experience platform that can solve those challenges.Join this session to discuss how to:
  • Modernize and revolutionize existing IT environments
  • Auto-resolve employee issues by 75% and improve employee engagement
  • Scale support requests and IT operations
  • Achieve significant cost savings with AI-driven Virtual Assistant
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12:20 PM


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1:30 PM


Data Strategy in your Digital Transformation and Cloud Adoption Journey

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2:00 PM

Panel Discussion

Delivering the Next Level of Business Efficiency through IT

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2:50 PM


Navigating Digital Transformation - The Right Way

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3:20 PM

Round Tables

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3:45 PM

Round Tables

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4:45 PM

Closing Remarks

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5:00 PM

Networking Cocktail Hour

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Words from our attendees

I just wanted to say congratulations on a great event and thank you all for your help, especially Kate and Tiffany who have spent time in advance and at the event with me to help me get the most out of the days here.I have really enjoyed the event, and made some good new contacts as well as insights into common challenges we are all facing in the CIO community. It’s been run superbly so thank you, and I look forward to the future events.

Eric Poon - IT Director - Peloton

I thought the quality and mix of contributions and the engagement from the audience was excellent. It felt more like an interactive team exercise in some respects, than a sit back and listen conference, and for me was more enjoyable and genuinely helpful for that. Similar folks, passionate about their brands and their work, but with different best practice to share – very collaborative, which I personally like. So all good and thanks for the chance to take part. It’s always a drain on time, which none of us have, but it was worth it.

Scott Strickland - CIO - Wyndham

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