The Center for Digital Transformation (formerly CRITO)    

CIO Roundtable Meetings




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Peter High

President, Metis Strategy / Author


Peter High is the President of Metis Strategy, a CIO advisory firm. He has advised leading chief information officers at multi-billion dollar corporations domestically and abroad. In addition, Mr. High moderates the popular podcast entitled, “The Forum on World Class IT,” and is a published author. Peter has written for the Wall Street Journal, CIO Magazine, CIO Insight, Information Week and is a featured contributor for Forbes. More information



Matthew E. May

Founder, EDIT Innovation / Author

  Matthew E. May counsels executives and teams on matters of strategy, culture, and innovation through his firm, EDIT Innovation. He spent over eight years as a close advisor to Toyota and has written four books on business innovation. The concept of elegance has been at the heart of Matthew's philosophy, which can be defined in three simple words: less is best. Elegance is the special breed of simplicity that Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. referred to when he wrote, "I would not give a fig for simplicity on this side of complexity, but I would give my life for simplicity on the other side complexity." More information



Friday, June 20, 2014

Jeffrey Dyer, PhD

Co-Founder, Innovator's DNA / Author / Professor of Strategy at Brigham Young University & Wharton

  Dr. Dyer has considerable consulting experience having spent 5 years working as a strategy consultant and manager at Bain & Company.   Dr. Dyer regularly gives speeches, consults, and conducts training programs in the areas of innovation, change, and strategy. Dr. Dyer’s teaching and research is focused on innovation, organizational change, and strategic alliances. He is the only strategy scholar in the world to have published five times in both Strategic Management Journal (the top academic journal devoted to strategy) and Harvard Business Review (the top practitioner journal). More information


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Vinnie Mirchandani

The Deal Architect / Author

  Vinnie Mirchandani is a former technology industry analyst (with Gartner), outsourcing executive (with PwC, now part of IBM) and entrepreneur (founder of sourcing advisory firm, Jetstream Group).He is a thought leader on trends in software, outsourcing and offshoring. He has personally helped clients evaluate and negotiate technology contracts valued in excess of $ 5 billion and has consistently advised companies on IT risk management, globalization and sourcing issues. More information



Tuesday, March 4, 2014

John Hagel

Director & Co-Chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge

  John Hagel III has nearly 30 years experience as a management consultant, author, speaker and entrepreneur, and has helped companies improve their performance by effectively applying information technology to reshape business strategies. John currently serves as co-chairman of the Silicon Valley-based Deloitte Center for the Edge, which conducts original research and develops substantive points of view for new corporate growth. More information




December 11, 2013 (Wednesday)

CEO panelists

Jeff Margolis, Trizetto/Welltok

Steve Milligan, Western Digital Corporation

Victor Nichols, Experian North America

(Hosted by Experian)


October 15, 2013 (Tuesday)
Roger Martin

Dean of the Rotman School of Management

Expert and Author on Integrative Thinking

(Hosted by UC Irvine)


June 7, 2013 (Friday)
Tim Dombrowski
Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Dana Landis and Peter Santora
Korn/Ferry International
"Talent Management"
(Hosted by Disneyland)


May 13, 2013 (Monday)

Peter Weill

Sr Research Scientist and Chair of MIT's Center for Information Systems Research

"What is Your Digital Business Model to Engage Customers?"

(Hosted by Allergan)


April 10, 2013 (Wednesday)

Michael Chui

Principal, McKinsey Global Institute

(Hosted by Sybron Dental/Danaher Dental Platforms)


January 30, 2013 (Wednesday)
Victoria Labalme

Coach, Author and Communications Expert

"How to Make your Speeches Come Alive"

(Hosted by Pacific Life)




November 2, 2012 (Friday)
Hal Varian
Chief Economist, Google and Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley

(Hosted by UC Irvine)


June 26, 2012 (Tuesday)
CIO Roundtable Retreat
Dr. Nicholas Vitalari
Author and Managing Director at Elasticity Labs
(Hosted by Disneyland)


April 25 (Wednesday)
Joel Brenner
Expert on digital security and author of "America The Vulnerable"
(Hosted by UC Irvine)


February 9 (Thursday)
Thomas Malone
Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management, MIT
Founder & Director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence
(Hosted by The Irvine Company)

December 1, 2011 (Thursday)
Sherry Turkle
MIT Sociologist and author of "Alone Together"

(Hosted by Emulex)

October 3, 2011 (Monday)
Peter Hinssen
Internationally-renowned IT expert and author of "The New Normal"
(Hosted by Broadcom)

June 24, 2011 (Friday)
CIO Roundtable Retreat
Dr. Nick Morgan
Communications Expert and Coach
(Hosted by Disneyland)

April 27, 2011 (Wednesday)
Bhaskar Chakravotri
Executive Director, International Business Center and the Center for Emerging Markets Enterprises (CEME) at Tufts University
(Hosted by UC Irvine)

January 25, 2011 (Tuesday)
Erik Brynjolfsson
Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business
"Digitization and Innovation: How IT is Transforming Competition"

John Gantz
CRITO Research Industry Fellow and Senior Vice President of Research at IDC
"Decision Point: Dilemmas Ahead for CIOs"
(Hosted by Pacific Life)


December 7, 2010 (Tuesday)
George Westerman
Research Scientist in MIT Sloan's
Center for Information Systems Research (CISR)
"The Real Business of IT: How CIOs Create and Communicate Value"
(Hosted by Broadcom)

October 12, 2010 (Tuesday)
Tom Davenport
"Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results"
(Hosted by PacificLife)

June 18, 2010 (Friday)
Marshall Goldsmith
CEO and Executive Coach
"Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, and How to Get It Back If You Lose It!"

Peter High
Author, Founder of Metis Strategy
"World Class IT"
(Hosted by Disneyland)

April 22, 2010 (Thursday)
Charlene Li
Author, Thought Leader and Analyst on Emerging Technologies
(Hosted by Allergan)

January 12, 2010 (Tuesday)
Jeanne W. Ross
Director of MIT's Center for Information Systems Research (CISR)
"Becoming an IT Savvy Firm"



December 1, 2009 (Tuesday)
Bob Zukis
National IT Strategy & Operations Lead Partner
"Why isn’t IT spending creating more value?”
(Hosted by The Irvine Company)

October 13, 2009 (Tuesday)
Dr. Werner Vogels
VP and CTO of
"Cloud Computing"


Padhraic Smyth
Professor at UC Irvine's Information and Computer Sciences
"Fostering Innovation: Lessons Learned from the Netflix Competition"
(Hosted by UC Irvine)

June 9, 2009 (Tuesday)
CIO Retreat at Disneyland
Howard Morgan

Executive Coach
“Coaching Top Talent—Help Them Discover the Answer"


Dean Nicolacakis, Managing Partner
Marik Brockman
, Principal, Insurance
Diamond Management & Technology
"The Role of CIOs in Business Design”

May 26, 2009 (Tuesday)
Andrew McAfee
MIT and Harvard Business School
"Enterprise 2.0 - The State of an Art"
(Hosted by The First American Corp.)

February 24, 2009 (Tuesday)
Tim Stanley
Former CIO and SVP of Innovation, Gaming and Technology at Harrah’s Entertainment
"The Harrah's Story"
(InformationWeek’s CIO of the Year)

January 20, 2009 (Tuesday)
Robert Scott
former Vice President, Innovation & Architecture, Global Business Services at Procter & Gamble
"Global Shared Services as a Source of Innovation - the Procter & Gamble GBS Story"
(Hosted by Broadcom)


October 14, 2008 (Tuesday)
Andrew Shimberg
Executive Vice President and Managing Director of nGenera Corporation

"Silence Fails – Why Most Corporate Projects Fail"
 (Hosted by United Healthcare)

June 3, 2008 (Tuesday)
Brad Johnson
Partner at McKinsey and Leader of the McKinsey Technology Initiative
"Key long-term business technology trends”

Marshall Goldsmith
CEO and Executive Coach
"Succession: Are You Ready?"
(Hosted by Disneyland)

March 31, 2008 (Monday)
John Seely Brown
Former Chief Scientist, Xerox Corporation
"The Expanding Roles for the CIO in a Rapidly Changing and Strategically Challenging World"
(Hosted by UC Irvine)

February 5, 2008 (Tuesday)
Tom Weakland, Managing Partner, Healthcare
Dean Nicolacakis, Diamond Partner
Diamond Management and Technology

"Digital IQ"
(Hosted by Ingram Micro)


October 8, 2007 (Monday)
Nicholas Vitalari
Executive VP at nGenera Corporation
“The Next Stage for the Office of the CIO”
“Making Innovation Last: Regenerative Power in Business”
(Hosted by Broadcom)

August 7, 2007 (Tuesday)
Jay Wagman and Al Leveckis
Co-Founders of QuestG
“Net Gen/Media-Savvy Workforce and The Arrival of Virtual Worlds in Business”

Lisa Barron
Professor at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business
“Negotiation Strategies”
(Hosted by Pacific Life)

June 26, 2007 (Tuesday)
Annual CIO Kickoff Retreat
(Hosted by Disneyland)

March 14, 2007 (Wednesday)
Marshall Goldsmith
CEO and Executive Coach
“Developing Leadership Skills for the CXO suite”

Malvina Nissam
IT Business Practices Manager, IT Innovation at Intel Corporation
“Delivering Innovation through IT”
(Hosted by HireRight)

January 9, 2007 (Tuesday)
Susan Cramm
Executive Coach and Columnist for CIO Magazine
“Creating your Aspirational Story for the Future of IT”
(Hosted by the Irvine Company)


October 3, 2006 (Tuesday)
Peter Santora
Managing Director of Korn/Ferry International
“The Future of the CIO”

Dan Mummery
Partner Latham & Watkins LLP
“IT Outsourcing”
(Hosted by UC Irvine)

July 11, 2006 (Tuesday)
Peter Weill
Director of MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research
“How Top Performing Enterprises Govern IT”

Kristen Behfar
Professor at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Management
“Communication between Technologists and Managers”
(Hosted by UC Irvine)

June 13, 2006 (Tuesday)
CIO Kickoff Retreat
(Hosted by Disneyland)