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About the Forum

Attendees across the region have come to expect a dynamic agenda with relevant, up-to-the-minute topics and exciting speakers who will share their wealth of knowledge and experience, helping you gain practical insights into your business challenges. The Charlotte CIO Forum includes powerful keynotes, informative breakouts, discussions with subject-matter experts, and cutting-edge solution providers.

38 Advisors

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Speakers are hand-selected by our Advisory Council for their expertise and ability to translate big ideas into stunning presentations.


May, 2019

We have worked diligently to put together a stimulating and focused agenda, bringing together experts, visionaries and professionals from the IT industry. We look forward to sharing this exciting conference with you.

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Sheraton Charlotte Hotel

2019 location is to be determined.

Charlotte is filled with exciting things to do and places to see, and Sheraton Charlotte Hotel gives you the best access to it all. Located in vibrant Uptown, our modern hotel offers the ideal blend of welcoming onsite amenities in convenient location in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina.

Sheraton Charlotte Hotel


555 S. McDowell St, South Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 372-4100

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Advisory Council

  •  Paula Guilfoyle

    Paula Guilfoyle

    Claim Leadership

    Founder & President

  •  John Murdock

    John Murdock

    Executive Search Partners


  •  Raja Musunuru

    Raja Musunuru

    AAA Carolinas

    VP & CIO

  •  Anja Pincus

    Anja Pincus

    Essity North America Inc.

    IT Director Strategic Projects, CIO Office

  •  Bruce Anderson

    Bruce Anderson

    OGE Energy

    Smart Grid IT Mgr.

  •  Elizabeth Austin

    Elizabeth Austin



  •  Michael Bates

    Michael Bates

    Snyder's-Lance, Inc.

    Director, IT Point Solutions

  •  Shoukat Ali Bhamani

    Shoukat Ali Bhamani

    Schaeffler Group Americas

    CIO & CDO

  •  Jon Brady

    Jon Brady

    Speedway Motorsports, Inc


  •  Larry Bumgardner

    Larry Bumgardner


    IT Project Leader

  •  Eric Christian

    Eric Christian

    Carolinas Healthcare System

    VP & CTO

  •  Steve Clement

    Steve Clement

    BB&T Corp.


  •  Leslie Cothren

    Leslie Cothren

    Universal Mental Health Svcs.

    IT Director

  •  Larry Eighmy

    Larry Eighmy

    The Halo Group

    Executive Security Consultant

  •  Steve Ermish

    Steve Ermish

    Cardinal Innovations Healthcare

    VP of Technology

  •  Chris Estes

    Chris Estes

    4S Commerce

    Managing Principal

  •  Cam Faison

    Cam Faison

    Charlotte Pipe & Foundry

    SVP & CIO

  •  David Garrett

    David Garrett

    Novant Health, Inc.

    SVP & CIO

  •  Tommy Hinson

    Tommy Hinson

    Sunlight Financial, LLC

    Director of Infrastructure & Security

  •  John Hoffler

    John Hoffler

    BB&T, Inc.

    Manager, IT UNIX Engineering

  •  Brandon Jackson

    Brandon Jackson

    City of Gastonia

    Assistant IT Director

  •  Jerry Johnston

    Jerry Johnston

    Wells Fargo

    SVP Corporate Service Delivery

  •  Robert Jones

    Robert Jones

    Co-Chair Membership, Charlotte SIM Chapter

    Principal, Jones Grove IT Recruiting

  •  Michael Keating

    Michael Keating

    Springs Global US, Inc.

    VP, IT

  •  Allen Kim

    Allen Kim

    CPI Security Systems


  •  Adam Mann

    Adam Mann

    Charlotte Pipe & Foundry - SIM

    Dir., Tech Svcs.

  •  Jack Rech

    Jack Rech

    National Gypsum

    Senior Director of IS

  •  Marvin Reem

    Marvin Reem

    Bob Jones University


  •  Craig Richardville

    Craig Richardville

    Carolinas Healthcare System

    SVP & Chief Information & Analytics Officer

  •  Nikhil Sawant

    Nikhil Sawant

    Snyder's-Lance, Inc.

    SVP & CIO

  •  Darren Schmidt

    Darren Schmidt

    Corning, Inc.

    Director of IT, Cable Systems

  •  Vince Simonowicz

    Vince Simonowicz

    City of Rock Hill


  •  Mark Stewart

    Mark Stewart

    Penske Racing

    IT Director

  •  Jeffrey Stovall

    Jeffrey Stovall

    City of Charlotte


  •  Joe Topinka

    Joe Topinka



  •  Greg Turner

    Greg Turner

    Siemens Energy

    Dir. of IT, Charlotte Hub

  •  Jeff Vince

    Jeff Vince

    Dimension Data

    IT Operations Director

  •  Chris Wolfe

    Chris Wolfe

    The Business Journals

    Director, Systems & IT Operations


Join us this year in Charlotte, NC as we discuss cutting-edge technologies with influential thought-leaders.


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