Innovation Insider


The Innovation Insider series reviews how IT leaders can prepare their businesses for disruptive exponential technologies.

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Most Recent Event:

January 25th – [11:30] AM – [2:00] PM EDT

Topic: The Role of the CIO: Innovation Within the Business

We’ll Discuss Culture, Design Thinking, Innovation, Transformation, Governance, Privacy, Frontiers of Human and Team Potential:

  • Assess your company’s capacity for, and culture of, innovation
  • Explore your own personal capabilities in leading innovation
  • How to manage privacy & governance within a culture of innovation
  • Understanding the impact of finance with innovation
  • How Design Thinking can help build capabilities around innovation
  • How to find the right innovation & exponential technology expertise
  • What innovation technologies should CIOs be tracking now e.g. Virtual Reality, Big Data, IoT, Quantum Computing, AI etc.

2016 Group Discussions Topics Summary


5 CIOs Discuss | IT Outsourcing, Office 365 Migration, Security without Compliance, DLP & SEIM, Organizational Innovation

5 CIOs Discuss | IDaS, SaaS Providers, Legacy System Security, CISO Reporting Tools, Cloud Migration


6 CIOs Discuss | Ransomware Attacks, Vendor Selection, SharePoint Adoption, SSO, Team Building

5 CIOs Discuss | IT Profit Generation, Financial Calculations, Capacity Planning, Organizational Design, Data Analytics & Geospatial Maps


6 CIOs Discuss | Marketing Tools, Sourcing, Help Desk Ticketing Processes, Outsourcing Software, Security Assesments


What Are Exponential Technologies? Learn How CIOs can be Innovative Business IT Leaders

2015 Group DiscussionsTopics Summary

5 CIOs Discuss |New Approaches to Building High Performance Teams

6 CIOs Discuss| AWS Success, BI Tool Success, DR/BCP Ideas, New Technology Adoption and Older Employees

4 CIOs Discuss | Board Reporting, Company Culture, Prevention and Recovery, Cloud Services

5 CIOs Discuss| Managed Security Services, Cloud Services, BI Tools

5 CIOs Discuss| Security, HIPAA, Emerging Threats, Privacy

5 CIOs Discuss| Recruiting, BI, Big Data, Electronic Signatures, Microsoft Azure

Previous Discussion Group Guests Including:

  • Andy Foland, Vice President, DECO Recovery Management
  • Ashish Bhatia, Director, Information Technology, Host Hotels and Resorts
  • Bryan Caporlette, CTO, G&G Outfitters
  • Caterina Luppi, CIO, American Psychiatric Association
  • Christopher Lumley, VP Information Systems, MECU of Baltimore
  • Darren Death, CISO, ASRC Federal
  • David Ronis, IT Affiliate Manager, DSM
  • Donald Wiegner, Chief Information Officer, Mariner Finance
  • George Cacchiani, Vice President, Information Technology, Quorum FCU
  • Jim DePietro, CIO, Bowman Consulting
  • Jim Goehrig, CIO, Wiley Rein LLP
  • Joe Topinka, CIO, SnapAV
  • Josh Rosales PhD, IT Director, Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Les McCollum, Managing Vice President, CISO, ICMA-RC
  • Madeline Delahan, CIO, Armed Forces Benefit Association
  • Manny Cordero, CISO, SGT
  • Matthew Richard, CIO, Laborer’s International Union of North America
  • Mike Raeder, Senior Director, Digital Signal Corp
  • Neal Guernsey, CIO, STG
  • Nick Dryfuse, CIO, Microstrategy
  • Rafael Maldonado, CIO, NADA
  • Richard Gonsman, CIO, Chimes Inc
  • Rick Moore, CIO, National Committee for Quality Assurance
  • Sam McMakin, CIO, Managing Director American Chemistry Council
  • Sandy Scheuerman, CIO, First Potomac Realty Trust
  • Shola Oyewole, CIO, United Therapeutics
  • Simon Cooper, CIO, Service Power
  • Stacy Duncan, Vice President of IT, DavCo Restaurants Inc.
  • Stephen Simons, CIO, Direct Energy Solar
  • Tony Habash, CIO, American Psychological Association
  • Tony Meoni, VP Information Technology, AHIP

Past CIO Executive Series Events Include: