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CIO Institute: USA

May 18

CIO Institute: USA

Location: Columbia University

Date: Thursday May 18th 2023

Time: 08:30 - 18:30 EST

Event Summary

The Global CIO Institute - Columbia University is a unique opportunity for technology leaders gather to discuss the latest trends and insights in the fields of AI, cybersecurity, leadership, and data management.

Our expert speakers will share their insights and experiences on how to navigate these complex and rapidly evolving fields, and offer practical solutions to the most pressing issues facing technology leaders today. Join us for a thought-provoking and informative event that will help you stay ahead of the curve in this ever-changing landscape

Featured Attendees


Event Chair

Anna Ransley, Former CIO, Godiva Chocolatier


Dr Beverly McCann

Senior Cyber Security Analyst





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Fabian Libeau

VP of Sales, EMEA


Dr Beverly McCann

Senior Cyber Security Analyst





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Fabian Libeau

VP of Sales, EMEA



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Enjoy a cup of fresh barista coffee or fresh juice whilst grabbing a bite to eat- an excellent opportunity to to meet your peers and our speakers before the day ahead

Transformation is one of the leading concerns of today’s CIO. The panel will explore how you can nurture a culture of innovation to ensure you are giving your teams an environment to express progressive ideas.

  • How does the working environment affect motivation, collaboration and creativity?
  • Appreciating the value of cultural differences and building an environment in which minority groups feel accepted and confident to contribute
  • Incentivising idea sharing and encouraging unconventional thinking


Danielle Gomes, CIO, Johnson and Johnson LATAM

James Barrett, Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer, Turner Construction Company

Nora Osman, AVP IT Service Management, Montefiore Health System

Zachary Emnett, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

The world changed at the start of 2023 and the status quo is being challenged like never before. Business leaders are grappling to understand how they can embrace AI to stay relevant in this new era. While the recent breakthroughs in AI are remarkable, it is still unclear to enterprises how to transition from lab grade AI to Real World AI. 
In this session we will explore: 
  • The top 5 strategies for leaders to start building the enterprise of tomorrow with ROI generating real world AI
  • The secret to leaping from lab grade AI to real world AI deployed in your enterprise in weeks instead of years

Luv Tulsidas, CEO & Founder, Tim Delesio, Chief Technology Officer, Elliott Krohnke, Account Executive, Techolution

The Global tech landscape is swiftly evolving and with is regulation. To ensure compliance, it is vital to understand how these affect your organisation and how to be prepared for likely changes in the future.
  • Understanding the heart of regulations and building frameworks
  • Future-proofing strategies
  •  AI and Machine learning regulation
  • Engaging you legal team to be more tech-savvy

Moderated by Jo Ann Davaris, Chief Privacy Officer, Booking Holdings

In this session, we will explore the importance of security planning and how three-pronged organizational strategy planning can help protect from cyber threats.

  • Avoiding data breaches through human error with enhanced security hygiene
  • Achieving Board commitment to security strategy and regular quarantine reporting
  • Execution - getting the team on board and developing continuous improvement

Join this Keynote session with Kemas Ohale, Vice President Global Information Security at Lippert

Complacency and lack of investment in innovation can be fatal in an ever-evolving and constantly disrupted global supply chain. Bridging the gap between the need for transformation and the desire to change requires a strategic roadmap. Not knowing where to start shouldn’t stop you from forging ahead. This session will discuss the key issues facing the supply chain industry today:

  • Techniques to enhance agility and resiliency to be better prepared for the future
  • Disruption shaping and creating anti-fragility
  • Ensuring return on investment during digital transformation.

Join this interactive boardroom discussion in partnership with Kinaxis

Moderated by Dominic Thomas, EVP Business Consulting, Kinaxis

In the early days of computing, security was often an afterthought. Systems were designed with a primary focus on functionality. Yet, as digital connection became more foundational to our daily lives, security measures have become a must. We simply do not build unless we know it’s safe and secure.

The rise and role of digital accessibility follows many of these same parallels, enabling us to predict its future market impact. This session unpacks:

  • Lessons learned from cyber security and how that informs effective digital accessibility programs
  • Why "good” accessibility policy involves a mix of technology, teams, and approaches
  • How accessibility, likely cyber security, is always evolving -- with practical advice to keep pace

Join this keynote in partnership with Level Access, delivered by Tim Springer, CEO

Preparing your environment and your organization for continuously evolving threats has become increasingly difficult. The amount of new vulnerabilities being unearthed is growing exponentially, and the number of new threat actors and threat vectors is mounting at an alarming scale. Cybersecurity maturity can be a slow if not painful process, but it doesn't have to be. Join this session to discuss some top-of-mind questions posed by industry leaders:

  • It's impossible to "boil the ocean", so how do you measure your progress and show continuous improvement?
    • What frameworks do you use to evaluate your posture?
      • NIST and other frameworks help you determine how best implement security controls
      • MITRE and other frameworks help you determine your ability to detect threats
  • How do you stay on top of all the current threats, as well as keeping an eye on old threats that reemerge?
    • When news of a breach or a new threat emerges, how do you confidently present to your board that you were not affected, and are prepared to handle such threats?
    • Do you have a process in place to incorporate new threat intelligence quickly and assess your environment?
  • How do you share intel internally and with your peers?
    • How do you give your analysts the most current threat intel?
    • How do you share with your peers?
  • How do you deal with dozens of different security tools in an environment?
    • How do you consolidate those tools, such as SIEM, UEBA, and SOAR?

Moderated by Sudhir Udipi; Senior Director, Solutions Engineering; Securonix

In this interactive boardroom session ways to streamline IT solutions across different territories to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve the overall user experience. You will explore the importance of leveraging cloud technologies, adopting standardized systems, and managing data security and compliance across borders.

  • Share real-world examples of global IT implementations
  • Insights into best practices and common challenges faced by CIOs managing global IT solutions
  • Practical strategies and actionable insights to simplify IT solutions and effectively manage global operations

Join this interactive boardroom session in partnership with The Global IT Alliance (GITA),  moderated by Emery Geosits, Executive Director, 


As a tech leader, you play a critical role in shaping their organization's strategy, however, engaging the boardroom and getting buy-in for tech-led strategies can be challenging. This session will focus on the importance of aligning IT and business strategies to achieve organizational goals.how how you can build a strong business case for technology investments and communicate the value in the boardroom.

  • Clarifying the lack of understanding about technology, competing priorities, and budget constraints
  • Building a strong business case for technology investments and communicating the value to the Board.
  • Prioritizing investments, measuring success, and building a culture of innovation

Ramy Houssaini, Digital Trust Executive, Board Member, BNP Paribas

Join this interactive boardroom session, in partnership with Simform, which will delve into the importance of addressing cloud complexity to build a successful digital enterprise. 

Key highlights you can expect from this session:

  • Understanding the challenges posed by cloud complexity and how it affects your
    business operations
  • Discussing the significance of having a well-defined cloud strategy to increase margins,
    reduce time to market, and speed up innovation
  • Exploring the benefits of cloud innovation funding and how it can be leveraged to gain a
    competitive edge in the marketplace

Experts will provide valuable insights on how to effectively manage cloud complexity and unlock the full potential of your organization's cloud environment.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve and drive digital transformation within your organization.

Moderated by:

Abhi Dahagam, Head of AWS, Simform 

Ruben Ramirez, Technical Consultant, Simform 

Join this keynote session in partnership with Island

The application enterprises use the most is the browser. In fact, in most enterprises it has become our primary work environment, but the browser we most often use was built for consumers. What if the browser was designed for the enterprise? What could that do for security, productivity and work itself? Join this session to discuss:

  • Introduction of innovative possibilities for critical application protection
  • Simplifying and securing third-party contractor & business process outsourcer access
  • Providing viable and easy to consume BYOD strategies
  • Creating an employee experience centered on productivity and flexibility
  • Reimagining how IT leaders can enable users while creating unique business value

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, it's more important than ever for enterprises to prioritize not only their customers but also employees. One way to do so is by leveraging the power of generative artificial intelligence (AI). In this session, we will explore how enterprises can use generative AI to improve both customer and employee experience by covering topics such as:

  • Understanding the basics of generative AI and how it can be applied in the enterprise space.
  • Identifying areas of customer experience that can be improved using generative AI, such as personalized product recommendations, virtual assistants for quick customer service, quick response to customer feedback, and virtual try-ons and fittings.
  • Identifying areas of employee experience that can be improved using generative AI, such as onboarding, training, and communication.
  • Best practices for implementing generative AI solutions in the enterprise, including data privacy and security considerations.

Join us to gain improved understanding of how generative AI can be used in a variety of settings. This will help you be equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to implement generative AI solutions in your own organizations and drive meaningful improvements in both customer and employee satisfaction and productivity.

Moderated by Tushar Patil, Managing Director, Nagarro

In today's digital world, customer experience has become a crucial factor in determining the success of a business.
This session will provide insights into the latest trends and best practices for delivering exceptional customer experience in digital spaces. We will explore the critical role of technology in enhancing customer experience and discuss strategies for leveraging digital channels to build stronger relationships with customers.

  • The importance of data analytics in understanding customer behavior
  • Leveraging digital channels to build stronger relationships with customers
  • Balancing innovation with security and compliance


As the business uses for AI become more sophisticated by the day, companies of all sizes and industries are striving to integrate AI into every aspect of business they can. However, market research has shown that the ROI on these investments are still only reaped by a select few industry leaders.

This boardroom discussion will allow participants to discuss the most pressing challenges that their businesses are facing as they implement AI at scale within their organizations to drive value and mitigate risks so that they can stay ahead of their competition.

Join this interactive boardroom in partnership with Turing, moderated by Jonathan Siddharth CEO & Co-Founder, and Sandip Parekh VP and Head of Services, Turing

Technology Talent Development is a crucial aspect of modern business operations as technology plays a significant role in shaping companies and the future of IT work. With the fast pace of technological advancements, organizations face challenges in attracting, retaining, and developing talent. A few challenges that organizations are facing include a shortage of skilled technology professionals, the need to reskill and upskill current employees, and the pressure to align technology with business strategy. 

  • Ensuring their organizations have the necessary talent to meet these business objectives.  
  • Creating a culture of continuous learning, invest in talent development programs, and embrace more technology to support the reskilling and upskilling initiatives. 
  • Taking proactive steps to address these challenges and align talent with corporate strategic direction.

Join this keynote session with Kenneth Corriveau, EVP and CIO Omnicom Media Group

Chair's closing comments 

Networking drinks reception in partnership with Cribl

Prize draw

Star prize - Michelin starred dining experience for two in NYC

Additional Prizes:

  • Apple Airpods,
  • Rocketbook e-notebook
  • Fossil smartwatch

Featured Partners

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