Session: The Future is Now: CIO Panel on Emerging Technologies and Business Strategy
In this panel, CIOs from leading companies will discuss how emerging technologies are driving business innovation and transforming industries. The discussion will also touch on how CIOs can effectively balance innovation with business strategy and drive successful outcomes. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights into how to leverage emerging technologies to drive business growth and competitive advantage.
- Where are we now (contextualize the digital infrastructure landscape and progress thus far)
- What we problems and opportunities we see in next 3-5 years and how we prepare our teams aka Where are we going
- Spotlight on sustainability and how the CIO's view sustainability as a business imperative
Jae Evans, Global Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President, Oracle
Penelope Prett, Chief Information, Data & Analytics Officer at Accenture
Ron Guerrier, 5 Times CIO, CIO Hall of Fame Inductee, & current Fortune500 Board Director at Equinix
Asha Keddy: Senior executive (Former Corp P at Intel) and Board Member
Biography Jae Sook Evans: https://www.oracle.com/corporate/executives/jae-evans/
Biography Penelope Prett: https://www.accenture.com/in-en/about/leadership/penelope-prett
Biography Ron Gurrier
Guerrier serves as a Board Director at Equinix, a Fortune500 digital infrastructure company which operates in over 100 countries. Guerrier also is the Chairman Emeritus of the Board for Innovate @UCLA and is the Executive Adviser for STEM Advantage, a non-profit organization that opens doors for young women and underserved communities to pursue their dreams of a career in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Guerrier sits on the Board of Directors of SBP (SBPUSA.org), an organization which assists with the rebuilding of homes and restoring lives after natural disasters.
Guerrier has more than 25 years of experience managing technology in the both the public and private sector across various industries. Most recently he served as the Global Chief Information Officer for HP Inc. This role was responsible for further building out a world-class IT organization, to deliver and enable the highest levels of productivity for over 70,000 employees, contractors, and partners around the globe. Prior he served on Governor JB Pritzker’s Cabinet as the CIO and Secretary of Innovation & Technology for the State of Illinois, held the position of CIO at Express Scripts, the nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager, and functioned in the same role at Farmers Insurance Group from 2015 to 2018. Prior to that, Guerrier spent 19 years at Toyota North America, rising from repossessions coordinator to chief information officer for the Financial Services division. Guerrier earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a master’s degree in operations management and supervision from North Park University.
Throughout his career, Guerrier has earned numerous honors and awards, including the 2019 & 2020 Crane’s Top50 Award, 2019 & 2020 Top Technology Executive to Watch from HMG Strategy, Gartner’s 2018 CIO Breakaway Leader of the Year, 2018 CIO Digital Edge50 Award, LA Business Journal’s CIO Lifetime Achievement Award, 4x CIO100 Award recipient, 2020 Orbie Chicago CIO of the Year, 2020 StateScoop State Executive of the Year, the 2022 ITSMF Global Technology Executive of the Year, 2022 Forbes50 CIO Next List. He has also written numerous articles for publications such as GovCIO, Entrepreneur, CIO Review, and Fortune Magazines. Guerrier was inducted in Foundry’s CIO Hall of Fame Class of 2022.