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


December 5 2023

Event Schedule

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8:00 AM

Registration Opens / Breakfast

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9:00 AM

Opening Remarks & Panel Discussion

Shift from Problems to Value with Leadership and Technology

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10:05 AM


Accelerate Secure Digital Transformation with AI/ML and Zero Trust Architecture

Leaders in every age must decide whether new trends are worth pursuing or distracting hype. In recent years, business success has become increasingly reliant on its IT infrastructure, making advances in this field especially consequential for innovation and accelerated business outcomes. AI and zero trust architecture are two such trends, and their ability to reduce risk, eliminate cost and complexity, and increase agility are well-documented. Join this session and learn: How zero trust architecture secures users, workloads, IoT/OT devices, and business partners by addressing critical security shortcomings of legacy network architecture, How to reduce network complexity without exposing your organization to new risks, and How AI/ML adds defensive and business analytics capabilities that have the power to turn IT into the engine propelling business success forward.

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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


The Next Era - How AI will shape the IT landscape

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12:20 PM


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1:30 PM


IT is a Business

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2:00 PM

Panel Discussion

The Key to Building Influence: Deliver Change Through Data

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2:50 PM


Navigating Digital Transformation - The Right Way

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3:20 PM

Mingle Break

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3:45 PM

Round Tables

1. Revolutionize The Business Through Cutting Edge Technology

2. Convergence of IT Operations & Security

3. How will AI/ML impact your business?

4. Zero Effort Networking (ZEN) realizing the Promise of SDN

5. 3 Reasons why CIOs Are Champions of a Winning Data Strategy

6. How to Make Collaboration your Team’s Superpower: Scaling knowledge in hybrid and remote workplaces to increase business agility

7. Attack Surface Management: how it's evolving and reducing SOC workload

8. The Evolution of API Platforms

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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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