CTO Forum

"One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others." - Lewis Carroll

Join the Six Series thought leaders from academia and industry to bring new constitution for Customer Intimacy.
We inspire and enable the next generation of business leaders

Are you ready to lead?

At the CTO Forum, we encourage the highest level of technology and business leaders to network, explore topics of mutual interest, share knowledge, and forge solutions that are critical to the industry. New ways of thinking enhance the competitive landscape, but also create a new breed of leaders. Do you intend to lead? If so, we have a place for you.

About CTO Forum

Founded on the concept of a collaborative think tank comprised of leading executives, CTO Forum supports businesses at large. It is dedicated to the premise that smart innovation, not financial engineering, acts as the wellspring of competitive differentiation, industry leadership and positioning for long-term success in the increasingly competitive global marketplace.

The powerful collaboration and dialogue that occurs at each of the CTO Forum events is extended here on our community website, where our members are encouraged to contribute opinions, thoughts and ideas. Please note that full access to this website is provided only to our members, though all non-member visitors may peruse upcoming events and learn more about membership.
Our Vision

We enable technology and business leaders at the highest levels to network, explore topics of mutual interest, share knowledge and forge solutions that are critical to the industry – all within a trusted, non-commercial environment that only an independent, non-profit organization can provide.

Innovators engineering a brighter future

CTO Forum Advisory Board

We are fortunate to have the guidance of a talented and committed Advisory Board. Our board sets the agenda for all of our events, selecting top-tier speakers and thought leaders to examine the most important industry topics.

Basheer Janjua
Basheer Janjua
President, CTO Forum

Raji Arasu
SVP, Intuit Platform, Intuit Inc.

Shankar Arumugavelu
SVP & Global Chief Information Officer IO, Verizon

Curt Belusar
Head of ISO Hardware Engineering, Apple, Inc.

Cary Bran
SVP, Strategic Alliances and Partnerships Poly, Inc.

Jeff Calusinski
Chief Technology Officer, United Services Automobile Association – USAA

Jason Morris
SVP, Enterprise Technology & Services, Walmart, Inc.
Scott Crowder
SVP & CIO, BMC Software

Kedar Deshpande
Chief Executive Officer, Zappos.com, Inc.

Zeeshan Sheikh
Zeeshan Sheikh

SVP, Chief Information & Digital Officer, PSEG Services Group

Kristina Draper
Technology Division Executive, Wells Fargo & Company

Mahmoud ElAssir
Vice President, Google Cloud Enterprise – Customer Experience, Google, Inc.

Amir Kazmi

Chief Information and Digital Officer, WestRock Company

Ryan Kean
Vice President, Technology Strategy & Architecture, The Kroger Company

Jeremy King
Senior Vice President, Head of Engineering, Pinterest, Inc.

Rashmi Kumar
SVP & CIO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Robin Landeck
Vice President of Digital Engineering, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Paul Lehman
CIO, Blucora

Mark Papermaster

SVP & CTO, Advanced Micro Devices

Arun Rajan
CTO, Whole Foods Market

Fahim Siddiqui
Senior Vice President – Information Technology, The Home Depot

Andre Sublett

Vice President of Software Engineering, GE Healthcare

Fiona Tan
Global Head of Customer & Supplier Technology, Wayfair

Radhika Venkatraman
CIO/CDO Global Markets & Credit Suisse Holdings (USA), Credit Suisse

Dr. Jeffrey Welser

VP, Exploratory Science & University Partnerships; Lab Director, IBM Research – Almaden & Pacific Rim, IBM