Washington, DC CIO Inner Circle

November 29, 2022 | The Tower Club Tysons Corner

November 29, 2022
The Tower Club Tysons Corner

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:

Mastering the art of change and adaptability

Accelerating high growth and a data-first mindset

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


November 29, 2022

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

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Enabling a Risk-Smart Culture

André Mendes headshot

André Mendes


Department of Commerce

Amit Khosla headshot

Amit Khosla

Business Information Security Officer

Fannie Mae

Shah Behzadi headshot

Shah Behzadi

VP Global Infrastructure


Chris Soong headshot

Chris Soong

Chief Information Officer

Huntington Ingalls Industries

Keith Young headshot

Keith Young

Enterprise Information Security Official

Montgomery County

Joe Lee headshot

Joe Lee

Firm Director, Information Security & Compliance

Arnold & Porter LLP

Michael Levin headshot

Michael Levin

Vice President of Cyber Defense Engineering

UnitedHealth Group

JR Williamson headshot

JR Williamson

Senior VP & Chief Information Security Officer


April Wiggs headshot

April Wiggs

Chief, IT Enterprise Project Services

Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

Omar Khawaja headshot

Omar Khawaja

VP & Chief Information Security Officer


Most leaders realize the importance of a robust risk culture, yet the emphasis on risk awareness can reinforce the perception that the goal of risk culture is vigilance in pursuit of risk avoidance. Instead, a risk-smart culture keeps the focus on the pursuit of strategic objectives — framing risk consideration in terms of the impact of decision-making on the likelihood of achieving organizational goals.

Risk-informed decision-making is particularly critical for emerging risks. Because these are more abstract in nature, a direct link to defined business goals is necessary to drive proper action. Leaders must have a clear and consistent framework to candidly communicate risks across the business.

In this interactive conversation, CIOs & CISOs will have the opportunity to discuss their role in leading the charge on capturing and communicating risk:

Topic 1: Driving a Risk-Informed Organization

  • Who owns the risk strategy at your organization and who is involved in risk conversations? How have you built out risk management guidance at your organization?

  • What are strategies you use to articulate and quantify risk for senior leadership?

  • How would you describe the current risk culture at your organization?  What is your goal state and what are the obstacles that you have to overcome to achieve that goal?

Topic 2: Navigating Emerging Risks and Threats

  • How are you seeking out ways to solicit candid and frank feedback to uncover the areas where emerging risks might result in bigger repercussions?

  • What are your strategies to tie risks back to strategic business goals?

  • What is your framework for navigating new and emerging threats?

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




Complimantary self-parking available at venue. 

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