Washington, DC CIO Inner Circle

October 11, 2022 | The Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City

October 11, 2022
The Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City

Collaborate with your peers

Join Washington, DC'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:

Designing a holistic secure digital framework

Workforce and partnership strategies for digital success

Washington, DC CIO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Ryan Boulais

AES Corporation

Mike Gordon

Lockheed Martin

Kurt John

Expedia Group
Global Chief Security Officer

André Mendes

Department of Commerce

Shamim Mohammad

CarMax Inc
EVP, Chief Information and Technology Officer

Chris Porter

Fannie Mae
Chief Information Security Officer


October 11, 2022

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

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Using Digital Acceleration to Sculpt an Enterprise Change

Tom Kennedy headshot

Tom Kennedy

Vice President, Sales


Howard Spira headshot

Howard Spira

Senior Vice President and CIO

Export-Import Bank of the United States

Bogdan Oprea headshot

Bogdan Oprea


Agency Insurance Company

Shah Behzadi headshot

Shah Behzadi

VP Global Infrastructure


April Wiggs headshot

April Wiggs

Chief, IT Enterprise Project Services

Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

George Petasis headshot

George Petasis

Assistant Dean for Technology and CIO

Georgetown University

Amit Khosla headshot

Amit Khosla

Business Information Security Officer

Fannie Mae

The ability to pivot nimbly in a rapidly changing world can be a major asset. However, making the transition demands the reimagining of business models, technology strategies and company culture—all at the same time. Restructuring a segregated project management model reaps major rewards at the divisional and enterprise-wide levels.

Innovation and progress are the lifeblood of a robust enterprise. With a more complex operating model comes the need for a much more robust security strategy. To improve business outcomes, the forward-thinking leader is continuously adopting new technologies and protecting existing assets.

In this interactive conversation, CIOs & CISOs will have the opportunity to discuss what organizations are doing to embrace the digital era.

Topic 1: Embracing an Age of Agility

  • What are you doing to create an agile enterprise culture?
  • How are you implementing a continuous delivery model
  • How are you fostering rapid innovation?

Topic 2: Securing the Next Wave of Technology

  • How are you embracing new technologies and innovative improvements?
  • How are you combining high visibility and zero trust to protect individual and collective assets?
  • What advancements are needed for a more robust security strategy?

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




Daily valet parking at the Ritz-Carlton, flat rate of $25 for up to 8 hours. Self parking is not available

Pentagon Row Garage-900 Army Navy Dr. (1301 S Joyce St.) - $12

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