Houston CIO Community


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Join a powerful network of C-level peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CIOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

Programs
  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
Insights
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
Connections
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

Houston CIO Governing Body


A regional Governing Body leads the Houston CIO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CIOs, for CIOs.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

David Cain

CVR Energy
VP & CIO

Vagesh Dave

McDermott International
Global VP/ CIO

Paula Smetana Stuart

Crescent Energy
Chief Information Officer

Michael Thompson

Gulfport Energy Corporation
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

John Varkey

Waste Management
VP, Enterprise Digital Services

Governing Body Members

Mark Arnold

J.B. Poindexter
VP of Business Systems & CIO

Bhupesh Arora

Magellan Midstream Partners
VP & Chief Information Officer

Puneet Bhasin

Unum
EVP, Global CIO & Chief Digital Officer

Jason Bourg

APTIM
VP of IT, CIO

Angie Cabrera Day

Callon Petroleum
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Jesse Carrillo

Howard Hughes Corporation
Chief Innovation Officer

Joe Carroll

CITGO Petroleum
Chief Information Officer

Graham Crisp

TechnipFMC
SVP & CIO

James Druzbik

Group 1 Automotive
CIO

Dan Durkin

YES Prep Public Schools Inc.
Managing Director of Technology

Scott Gilhousen

Houston Independent School District
Chief Technology Information Officer

Chris Hanz

Houston Astros
CIO

Dave Harger

Hi-Crush
Vice President - IT

David Harmon

Oil States International
CIO

Bradley Hoover

Texas A&M University System
Chief Information Officer of the RELLIS Campus

Jason Jackson

Kyndryl
Distinguished Engineer and CTO, Industrial Sector

Ryan Kelley

Par Pacific
CIO

Dolly Kripalani

Onsemi
Head of Digital Transformation - HR

Julio Lago

Celeros
VP & CIO

Ladd Laird

Honeywell
CIO

Sebastien Lehnherr

SLB
CIO

Lee Leiber

Baylor College of Medicine
CIO

Jason Lu

CSAT Solutions
Chief Technology Officer

Noel Malcaba

Bristow Group
CIO

Jeremy Manning

Gulf Capital Bank
CIO/CISO

Pragati Mathur

ConocoPhillips
Chief Digital & Information Officer

Aparna Mathur

Nabors Industries
VP IT

Robert McLemore

Rush Enterprises
Sr. VP & CIO

Sindhu Menon

Harris County, TX
Executive Director and Chief Information Officer

Travis Osborne

APA Corporation
VP, IT

Phillip Pappan

Superior Energy
Chief Information Officer

Kara Pelecky

American Bureau of Shipping
Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President

Ken Piddington

U.S. Silica
CIO

Siva Pothi

Teleperformance
Chief Information Officer

Nikki Puma

LGI Homes
Vice President, Information Technology

Suresh Rajamani

Newpark Resources
VP & CIO

Don Reny

Gulf States Toyota
VP Information Technology

Atif Riaz

Murphy Oil Corp
Chief Information and Digital Officer

Bill Rothe

Hilcorp Energy Company
Vice President, IT

Darren Ruhr

Precision Drilling
Chief Administrative Officer

Erik Tennison

AIG
Associate Information Officer

Rennu Varghese

The Friedkin Group Inc
VP & CIO

Randy Volkin

Perry Homes
CIO

Boyan Vukichevich

Shaw Group
Senior Director Information Technology

Stuart Wagner

Enterprise Products Partners
CIO

John Wilke

Zachry Group
Vice President, Enterprise Services

Hema Yalamanchi

The Kraft Heinz Company
Global Chief Data Officer

Rob Zelinka

Jack Henry & Associates
Chief Information Officer

Don Zimmerman

Fertitta Entertainment
SVP and CIO


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

  1. Shaping the Efficient Enterprise with AI & Automation
  2. Strengthening Partnerships for Wider Business Impact
  3. Illustrating IT’s Value through Business-first Initiatives

Upcoming Programs


VIRTUAL

February 28, 2024 | 1 hour

Houston CIO Town Hall

Harnessing Generative AI for Productivity and Innovation

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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IN-PERSON

April 24, 2024 | an evening

Houston CIO Inner Circle

Willie G's Seafood

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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IN-PERSON

September 11, 2024 | an evening

Houston CIO Inner Circle

The Houston Club

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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IN-PERSON

December 10, 2024 | 1 day

Houston CIO Executive Summit

Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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