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CIOs must manage not only for today, but for tomorrow, and for years into the future. This implies a constant job of predicting what is going to happen next -- at your company, in technology advancements, in competitive marketplace conditions, and more. Our Predictions Panelists are asked to take the stage and share insights they foresee for 2021. Which Prediction will crown the next #ITpsychic?


Head of Cyber Security
AmTrust International

Ian Thorton

CISO,  Legal and General Group PLC

David King


Jeff Roberts

Director of Enterprise Architecture, TDECU 

Ethan Pack

Global Head of Security Architecture, Schroders

Ashraf Aboukass

Director of Information Systems, Harmony Public Schools

Ismet Sean Isik

CIO, TETRA Technologies

Alexis Collins

Tomorrow’s industry leaders are already using technology to gain and maintain a competitive advantage over their peers — and putting it at the forefront of their business. Now is the time to either join them in embracing digital transformation, or be overtaken by those that do.....

By invitation only these leaders will share directions over an epicurean meal. An opportunity to compare, contrast and debate paths over conversations that just don't happen within the confines of the office or static of an event.



Date & Time:
Houston, Texas


60 IT leaders collaborate in a day of thought-leading exchange as we examine directions from within the Office of the CIO; all under the umbrella of riveting keynotes, revealing panels, engaging round-tables and unparalleled networking.

"If we do not share our stories and shine a sight on inequalities, things will not change." - Ellen Pao
Fostering the next generation of Women in Technology; hear their stories of leadership and diversity. 

Our past panelists have included...

The #WITpanel

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We know that leading an innovative enterprise can fall under so many areas; if your senior peers lead and strategize on these relevant disciplines, we would love to know. Refer them to this discussion.


CIOhouston sponsors are on the edge of Enterprise Innovation


Join select local executives and elite strategists for a day of collaboration and engagement. 

What to expect...

A Day of Intimate Collaboration

We’ve gathered 60 leading CIOs and IT strategists from the biggest brands and largest enterprises under one roof for one day - this is true #CIOcollaboration.

Epicurean Lunch & World Cocktails

Today's conversations will be over a Michelin Lunch and exquisite cocktails.

By Invitation-Only

By hand picking our invitees we were able to engineer an audience of top IT leaders from a diverse range of industries - we've created a true melting pot of insight.

Five Star Hotel in the heart of Houston.

As CIOhouston is by invitation only for a select group of leading strategists who represent the biggest brands, once your registration is approved you will be provided all location and event details. You won't be disappointed as we only select the best venues to make this a memorable experience underlining the thought leading discussions and game changing relationships you'll walk away with.

Head of Information Security & GovernancePeabody

Mark Nicholls

Dir. Network Infrastructure and Communications, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

Karen Fuller

CIO, City of College Station

Sindhu Menon

Deputy CIO - Enterprise Applications, City of Houston 

Summer Xiao

Craig Dunn

Head of Cyber Services, Hiscox

Director, Enterprise Business Applications, Kirby

Anita Jacob

Director Of Enterprise IT Operations, Quanex Building Products Corporation

Colleen Pratts

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Chicago (Midwest Sales)

Los Angeles (West Sales)

New York, (East Sales)

London, UK (EMEA Sales)

Singapore (APAC Sales)

Baroda, India (Research)

Here CIOs take stage to discuss the clear and present danger today’s enterprises face; a discussion that goes beyond the textbook and reveals the real paths, strategies, and directions of these leaders that defend against the unknown. #CIOpanel



Allen Wuescher

Senior Vice President Of Technology

Larry Hack


Greg Moreno-Earle


Ron Veillon

CIOTexas A&M University

Melody Childs

Tomorrow’s industry leaders are already using technology to gain and maintain a competitive advantage over their peers — and putting it at the forefront of their business. Now is the time to either join them in embracing digital transformation, or be overtaken by those that do.....

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Global Head of Security Architecture, Schroders

Ashraf Aboukass

Every year at CXOsync we explore directions from within the Office of the CIO; what are these strategists planning and what paths are they taking? Through these discussions we're able to understand their paths and identify industry trends. By pairing our audience with a selection of industry innovators on edge of product and solution development for the enterprise we're able to incubate true thought-leaders with actionable technology. From leading blue-chips like IBM, Microsoft and CISCO to newly funded start-ups this is where we gather the latest and greatest.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get to the venue?

FREE Uber passes are on us or take Valet at NO cost.

Can I refer a colleague?

All referrals must be approved by our event producer. Simply CLICK HERE to submit your referral for approval. 

Are there any speaking opportunities?

If you would like to be considered for seat on one of the panels CLICK HERE to let us know and we'll be in touch. 

Is there a FEE?

Being a closed-door event of 60 leaders that were specifically invited there is NO fee to attend.

Who can attend?

Attendees all represent end user roles at the companies they serve and are in a decision making capacity (Director IT, VP IT, CIO). Companies represented with the audience represent organizations with at least 250 employees or 100 million in revenue.

Who can not attend?

  • Non full-time staff members, consultants, or contractors

  • Former employees or individuals in transition

  • Solution providers are not permitted to join attendees in the general audience, however, we do allow solution providers to attend under the provision of a sponsorship

  • Upon RSVP, registration will decline due to personal email address and inability to verify your position and responsibilities

What IT Leaders Say

They love it. Read what the previous attendees had to say!


It was my first time attending the conference, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought the conference was well put together and found it very informative. Thank You for the invite, and I look forward to attending next year.

- HealthTexas Medical Group


Everything was great. Food was good. Service was good. The speakers were very good and the information was valuable. I also enjoyed the table conversations.

- Luminex Corporation


It was nice meeting people faced with similar challenges in a similar role and being able to leverage the different perspectives.

- UnitedHealth Group


What IT Leaders Say

They love it. Read what the previous attendees had to say!


I had a wonderful time at the event. The CIOSynergy event is always very well done each year!

- City of Houston


Thanks for the invitation to the CIOSynergy meeting.  I enjoyed meeting the other attendees, hearing about their issues and challenges, and learning about supplier technologies.  The moderated commentary by other guests was interesting and I enjoyed the women in technology discussion.

- Goodman Manufacturing 


CIOHouston is definitely the best opportunity to be part of an extremely enlightened group of technology leaders in the World. Insights from the Panelists are not only informative & extremely relevant, but also helpful towards adding value in one’s own organization, be it through the use of Technology or Strategic approach. It is & will always be an honor to be able to attend this session.

- GE Power

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