Charlotte CIO Inner Circle

June 1, 2023 | Duke Mansion

June 1, 2023
Duke Mansion

Collaborate with your peers

Join Charlotte's top CIOs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CIOs today:

Accelerating High Growth and Digitally-Driven Outcomes

Advancing the Business Value of Security

Thriving through Volatility - Empowering People, Resiliency and Insights

Charlotte CIO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the discussion topics and agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CIOs, for CIOs.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Reenie Askew

City of Charlotte, NC
Assistant City Manager & Chief Information Officer

Ken Athanasiou

VF Corp
Chief Information Security Officer

William Curtiss

Paper Excellence
Global CISO

Frank DePaola


Steve Hagood

Trane Technologies
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

Margarita Rivera

Quarterra Group , A Lennar Company
Vice President, Information Security & Privacy

John Scrimsher

Kontoor Brands

Patrick Thompson

Chief Information & Digital Transformation Officer

Bonnie Titone

Duke Energy

Kimberly Trapani

American Tire Distributors
Chief Digital Security Officer


June 1, 2023

4:30pm - 5:30pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Leading with Digital Sustainability - A Strategy Led by Technology

Sebastian Scheiter headshot

Sebastian Scheiter

Director, Chrome Enterprise Sales

Google Chrome Enterprise

Reenie Askew headshot

Reenie Askew

Assistant City Manager & Chief Information Officer

City of Charlotte, NC

Donna Hart headshot

Donna Hart



Jeff Hughes headshot

Jeff Hughes

Chief Information Officer

Brighthouse Financial

Chuck Jones headshot

Chuck Jones

VP, IT, CIO Integrated Digital Supply Chain


Venetia Manners headshot

Venetia Manners


Kroll Business Services

Martin Strasburger headshot

Martin Strasburger

Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

Duke Energy

Darrell Thompson headshot

Darrell Thompson

CIO & Sr. Vice President Information Technology

Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated

Marc Varner headshot

Marc Varner

Corporate VP & Global CISO

Lowe's Companies

Enterprises are under pressure to address multiple challenges impacting the planet, their people and profitability. This is all happening while a recession is looming, quiet quitting is real and climate change is a top concern. Now is the time to position technology leaders as key partners in tackling these issues and maximize sustainable value across their businesses.

Join this conversation with your peers to explore sustainable strategies.

Prioritizing Environmental, Social and Financial Sustainability

  • How are you reducing the impact your company and products have on the planet?
  • Have you considered the impact of sustainability on your people? Are you identifying and managing the impact your business practices have on your people?
  • How are you managing the business' fiscal health and future profitability?

Digital Sustainability Efforts

  • What positive impacts can you make as a technology leader that impact the bottom line for the environment?
  • How are you viewing your role differently given recent sustainability efforts globally?
  • Looking toward the future, how can you set up your teams and your organization up for success to lessen your footprint?

6:45pm - 7:15pm  Networking Break

7:15pm - 8:30pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:30pm - 9:30pm  Social Hour

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

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Duke Mansion



Complimentary valet parking provided on-site.

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