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CIO Insights: Pitt, Airport Authority, Nationwide, Mettler Toledo

CIO Insights: Ed McCallister, SVP & CIO, UPMC

When: Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Where: Via ZOOM


About Event


CIO Insights Series: Sizzlin’ Summer of CIOs #2

It’s summertime and we’re still at home, so the Pittsburgh Technology Council has organized a series of CIO Insights to help you connect, learn, and inspire you to think about the role of information technology in the future.

There is no question that 2020 has been a challenging year. Companies have had to pivot like never before. We are all learning, changing, and growing. 

During these CIO Insights panel discussions, we’ll hear from regional IT executives about what they have learned over the past few months, where they will be investing in the future, and what they need from the technology community to help their organizations grow.

•    Mark Henderson, CIO, University of Pittsburgh 
•    Katherine Karolick, SVP IT, Allegheny County Airport Authority
•    Steve Farley, VP of IT, Nationwide Insurance
•    Niraj Shekhar, Head of Global IT Services, Mettler Toledo
Moderated by Ben Blanquera, VP, Covail

This event is for anyone who wants an inside peek into the world of IT, including CIOs, CISOs, IT staff, business development professionals, university students, and educators.

Technology Companies will gain an insight into these leading organizations, their IT structure, and priorities in the wake of COVID-19 to give us insight into IT trends and investment areas in the next year.

IT Leaders and Staff will be provided with a benchmarking opportunity to learn about how each of these organizations have pivoted the IT strategy in the wake of COVID-19 and how they are planning for the future.

Grab a cup of coffee, your favorite breakfast, and enjoy the conversation.  

WHEN: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
WHERE: Pre-registration via Zoom

8:30 AM | Welcome Remarks by Audrey Russo, President and CEO, Pittsburgh Technology Council
8:35 AM | Panel Discussion
9:15 AM | Question and Answer
9:30 AM (Approx.) | Attendee Networking Breakout Session* #1
9:45 AM (Approx.) | Attendee Networking Breakout Session* #2
10:00 AM | Conclusion

*Attendee Networking Breakout Sessions

  • We will offer two attendee breakout sessions for networking. 
  • Each session will be 10 minutes long.
  • At the end of the first 10 minutes, you will be automatically switched into a new breakout session.
    *If you do not want to participate in attendee networking, you can leave the meeting once the presentation has ended.

COST: Free | *PTC & Columbus CIO Group Members Only Event

Pre-registration & approval is required: REGISTER HERE

Special Thanks:

Special thanks goes to Covail, based in Columbus, OH. Covail is thrilled to be a contributing member of the Pittsburgh technology ecosystem. Their roots are founded in the power of collaboration and they are excited to collaborate with the PTC to bring our two CIO communities together.

Covail enables enterprises to build Intelligent Operations which reduce risks and total cost of ownership through  Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automation, and Cybersecurity solutions. Learn more at

Thank You to Our Sponsors! 

CIO Insights Sponsors:

Supporting Sponsor:

Contact Information:

  • For content or logistics questions - Program Director: Monica Takacs, Sr. Director for Industry Networks,
  • For registration questions - Taylor Bombalski, Assistant Director, Events & Talent Initiatives,
  • For sponsorship questions - Ashley Steckel, Director of Business Development and Advertising,
  • For membership questions - Ryan Gent, Membership Director,