About The Council

The Technology Executive Council (TEC) is the premiere council of technology executives assembled exclusively by CNBC. The council, in conjunction with CNBC, leads ongoing high-priority discussions about employing breakthrough technologies to solve problems and power growth while addressing the challenges presented by these innovations.

Members have the opportunity to contribute to the TEC program in a variety of ways on CNBC TV, on CNBC’s digital platforms and at live CNBC events.

Members of the TEC also have ongoing opportunities to meet other leading technology executives (CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, CISOs, etc.) and have deep, impactful conversations around topics such as employing new technologies, their impact on consumers and society, and the ethical challenges that arise amidst digital transformation. Submit the application form below to apply.

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Latest Member Events

  • April 29, 2021 at 3pm ET

    Hacking the Vaccine: Tech’s role in ending the global pandemic

    An interactive, roundtable-style discussion on tech’s role in ending the global pandemic.

    April 29, 2021 at 3pm ET

    Join the TEC to participate.

  • July 14, 2021 at 2pm ET

    Signature Member Forum

    In this signature event series, expect peer-to-peer networking with themed breakout sessions on topics such as cybersecurity and the Solar Winds hack, education and the skills gap, and climate change.

    July 14, 2021 at 2pm ET

    A members-only forum

  • September 30, 2021 at 3pm ET

    Member Town Hall: Top Startups for the Enterprise

    An interactive, roundtable-style discussion. For members only.

    September 30, 2021 at 3pm ET

    A members-only event

  • November 17, 2021 at 1pm ET

    3rd Annual Member Summit

    Flagship member event with interactive sessions, panels, and marquee speakers

    November 17, 2021 at 1pm ET

    Join TEC to participate

  • December 14, 2021 at 3pm ET

    Member Town Hall: On to 2022, a Reporter Roundtable

    An interactive, roundtable-style discussion. For members only.

    December 14, 2021 at 3pm ET

    Join TEC to participate

  • Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 3pm ET

    Member Town Hall: The Future of US Technology Leadership

    An interactive, roundtable-style discussion on the future of US technology leadership on a global scale. Featured speakers include: Jim Breyer, Founder & CEO, Breyer Capital; John Chambers, CEO, JC2 Ventures and Chairman Emeritus, Cisco Systems; U.S. Representative (NY) & Homeland Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Innovation Subcommittee Chair, Yvette Diane Clarke. Deirdre Bosa, Technology Reporter, CNBC; and Eamon Javers, CNBC. Special presentation with TEC member Phil Quade, CISO, Fortinet. Members-only virtual town hall event.

    Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 3pm ET

    Join TEC to participate in this members-only event.

  • Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 2pm ET / 11am PT

    Member Town Hall: Reporter Roundtable

    Join fellow members and a panel of CNBC reporters as we reflect on a year of accelerated digital transformation, and look ahead to 2021. Participation strongly encouraged! All members are welcome to keep their cameras on throughout the town hall and join in the conversation. With Jon Fortt, co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk Alley”; Eamon Javers, CNBC’s Washington Reporter; and Meg Tirrell, CNBC’s Senior Health & Science Reporter.

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 2pm ET / 11am PT

    Join TEC to participate in this members-only event.

  • October 29 from 1-4pm ET / 10am-1pm PT

    Virtual Members' Summit

    The CNBC Technology Executive Council Summit is CNBC’s most exclusive technology event of the year. Digital transformation spurred by the global pandemic has had and will continue to have big implications across all aspects of society; summit sessions to cover the pandemic’s impact on: Government & Democracy, Economy, Public Health, Work, & Social Justice. Confirmed speakers include:

    Frank Slootman, Chairman & CEO, SnowflakeTom Leighton, CEO & Co-Founder, Akamai TechnologiesAlex Stamos, Adjunct Professor, Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation & Former Chief Security Officer at FacebookMichael Ellison, Co-Founder & CEO, CodePath.orgAlexis Wichowski, Deputy CTO of Innovation, New York CityDeirdre Bosa, Technology Reporter, CNBC; Jon Fortt, Co-Anchor, CNBC’s “Squawk Alley”

    October 29 from 1-4pm ET / 10am-1pm PT

    Join the TEC to attend.

  • September 17, 2020 at 3pm ET / 12pm PT

    Signature Virtual Experience - Robotics ROI: Attainable automation in a pandemic and beyond

    The pandemic has prompted a new wave of automation enthusiasm, as robots are being seen as less of a potential threat to frontline employees, and more of a health and safety partner. But even in the best of circumstances, big swing automation can be expensive, disruptive, and take years to show a return. Join fellow TEC members as renowned MIT researchers Matt Beane and Erik Brynjolfsson deliver an exclusive, first look at their latest findings, which challenge conventional wisdom while offering a playbook for higher-yield automation even as the pandemic rages on.

    Speakers:
    Prof. Matt Beane, Assistant Professor in the Technology Management Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Digital Fellow with Stanford’s Digital Economy Lab
    Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson, Director of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab at the Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI) and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

    TEC Member Breakout Facilitators:
    Wendy Pfeiffer, Nutanix Chief Information Officer
    Martin Davis, Southern Company Chief Information Officer
    Param Kahlon, UiPath Chief Product Officer

    Mainstage moderator: Deirdre Bosa, CNBC Technology Reporter

    September 17, 2020 at 3pm ET / 12pm PT

    Join the TEC to attend.

  • Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 2pm ET / 11am PT

    Exclusive Virtual Members' Open Forum: Redefining Innovation

    Retooling tech leadership skills to create innovative, crisis-resistant teams as we look ahead to an uncertain 2021.
    You helped lead through one of the biggest technological challenges your company has ever faced. How do you maintain the momentum and build on what you have achieved as we head into the final months of a turbulent 2020? Hear from members on what they are doing and share your expertise, including members Vanessa Colella, Chief Innovation Officer at Citi Ventures, and Ed McLaughlin, President of Operations & Technology at Mastercard.  Moderated by CNBC Technology Reporter Deirdre Bosa.

    Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 2pm ET / 11am PT

    Join TEC to participate in this signature members-only event

  • July 15, 2020 from 3pm to 5pm ET

    TEC Signature Virtual Event - Innovating through a disruptive era

    Speakers to include: Jim McKelvey, Square co-founder, author of The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a TimeJason Kelly, Ginkgo Bioworks Founder; Tomer Weingarten, SentinelOne CEO; Bijal Shah, CTO and Chief Payments Officer, Guild Education; and  Jon Fortt, CNBC “Squawk Alley” Co-Anchor.

     

    July 15, 2020 from 3pm to 5pm ET

    Join TEC to participate in this signature members-only event

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 3pm ET / 12pm PT

    AI and machine learning - dependency, limitations and bias during this transformational era

    CNBC Senior Media & Technology Correspondent Julia Boorstin leads a discussion with Miriam Vogel CEO, EqualAI. Plus: A breakdown and discussion of the latest TEC quarterly survey results.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 3pm ET / 12pm PT

    Join the TEC to participate

  • Friday, May 29, 2020 at 2pm ET / 11am PT

    Security & Privacy in a Covid-19 World

    From medical data to corporate security, our information has never been more vulnerable. Insights, actionable ieas, and a discussion of concrete challenges in a private forum.

    Friday, May 29, 2020 at 2pm ET / 11am PT

    Learn more about TEC membership and recent events

  • Friday May 8, 2020 at 2pm ET / 11am PT

    Trial by Fire: Tackling Covid-19

    A discussion on how digital transformation is allowing companies to spring into action in the fight against Covid-19 and what it means for future production and tech deployment. A private, interactive discussion to surface best practicies in this unprecedented time.

     

    Friday May 8, 2020 at 2pm ET / 11am PT

    Join the TEC to participate in this members-only event.

  • Friday, April 17, 2020 at 2pm ET / 11am PT

    Doubling Down on Digital Transformation

    A conversation about how how technology executives are acting to ensure business continuity, productivity and customer success during and after the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Friday, April 17, 2020 at 2pm ET / 11am PT

    Learn more about TEC membership and recent events.

TEC Member Benefits

INFORM

Timely and tailored news and information

  • Weekly newsletters curated with industry content
  • Regular industry updates from CNBC’s Senior Editor
  • Participation in & insight from quarterly member surveys
  • Access to on-demand library of content and resources

ENGAGE

Exclusive invitation-only membership experience

  • Member summit with with roundtable discussions, networking, interactive panels, and more
  • VIP private roundtable series
  • Members-only town hall events
  • Off-the-record #WhatsWorking peer conversations

ELEVATE

Learn from and engage with the best in the business

  • Breaking news conference calls with featured guests
  • Digital networking via Slack community & digital directory in members-only portal
  • Executive development series, including media training to gain skills needed to lead and communicate effectively to boards, at events, to media, and more

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

Ed McLaughlin

President, Operations & Technology

The tech Council has been great. It’s been incredibly valuable. And I think the most important thing is probably the people getting together with peers, which is often hard to find in the right forum, the polling so you can share information, understand what people are interested in, and then making those personal connections.”

Wendy Pfeiffer

Chief Information Officer

The purpose of the council is … around idea exchange, information exchange, access to knowledge and to a collaborative team of other executives, and I’ve made some great contacts throughout the process. And I’ve also been able to contribute to others, which is important to me.”

Param Kahlon

UiPath / Chief Product Officer

It’s been extremely useful for me to participate and learn from other members on how they’re dealing with the pandemic … Personally, I was able to connect with some of our customers and partners as well. As a follow-up, I had an in-person meeting with Sanjay Srivastava who is the Chief Digital Officer at Genpact – he happened to have just relocated to Seattle. We were able to meet in-person, grab coffee, and that started a stream of collaboration and work with them.”

Nicole Raimundo

Chief Information Officer

[During the TEC sessions and events,] I feel like we’re all in this together. Everything is new. No one has experienced a pandemic before. … Whether it’s big companies, small companies, whatever sectors, and we’re all kind of in that same space.”

Council
Members

Paul
Daugherty

Accenture

Paul Daugherty is Group Chief Executive – Technology & CTO for Accenture.

Jacques
Erasmus

Activision Blizzard

Jacques Erasmus is Chief Information Officer for Activision Blizzard.

Cynthia
Stoddard

Adobe

Cynthia Stoddard is Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Adobe.

Chris
Soong

Alion Science and Technology

Chris Soong is Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President for Alion Science and Technology.

Rajeev
Ronanki

Anthem

Rajeev Ronanki is Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Officer for Anthem.

Omkaram
Nalamasu

Applied Materials

Omkaram Nalamasu is Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer for Applied Materials.

Anthony
Bartolo

Avaya

Anthony Bartolo is Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer for Avaya.

Nicholas
Colisto

Avery Dennison Corporation

Nicholas Colisto is Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Avery Dennison Corporation.

Vinay
Pai

Bill.com

Vinay Pai is SVP of Engineering for Bill.com.

Yuri
Broze

Birchbox

Yuri Broze is Vice President, Engineering for Birchbox.

Stephen
Boyer

Bitsight

Stephen Boyer is Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer for Bitsight.

Timothy
Mayopoulos

Blend

Timothy Mayopoulos is President for Blend.

Dorien
Weijts

Blue Yonder

Dorien Weijts is Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Blue Yonder.

Darren
Dworkin

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Darren Dworkin is Senior Vice President of Enterprise Information Services and Chief Information Officer for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Jeetu
Patel

Cisco

Jeetu Patel is SVP and General Manager, Security & Applications for Cisco.

Vanessa
Colella

Citi Ventures

Vanessa Colella is Chief Innovation Officer & Head for Citi Ventures.

Rich
McGhee

Cognizant

Rich McGhee is Chief Technology Officer for Cognizant.

Debra
King

Corteva Agriscience

Debra King is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer & Chief Transformation Officer for Corteva Agriscience.

Yonatan
Striem-Amit

Cybereason

Yonatan Striem-Amit is Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder for Cybereason.

Mark
Webb

Dominion Energy

Mark Webb is Senior Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer for Dominion Energy.

Chris
Drumgoole

DXC Technology

Chris Drumgoole is Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer for DXC Technology.

Dr. Jason
Ruckert

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Dr. Jason Ruckert is Vice Chancellor & Chief Digital Learning Officer for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Milind
Wagle

Equinix

Milind Wagle is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Equinix.

Nicola Morini
Bianzino

Ernst & Young

Nicola Morini Bianzino is Global Chief Technology Officer for Ernst & Young.

Scott
Zoldi

FICO

Scott Zoldi is Chief Analytics Officer for FICO.

Philip
Quade

Fortinet

Philip Quade is Chief Information Security Officer for Fortinet.

Sally
Gilligan

Gap

Sally Gilligan is Chief Information Officer for Gap.

Sanjay
Srivastava

Genpact

Sanjay Srivastava is Chief Digital Officer for Genpact.

Erica
Brescia

GitHub

Erica Brescia is Chief Operating Officer for GitHub.

John
Arsneault

Goulston & Storrs

John Arsneault is Chief Information Officer for Goulston & Storrs.

Dean Del
Vecchio

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Dean Del Vecchio is EVP, CIO & Chief of Operations for The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.

Kalyan
Kumar

HCL Technologies

Kalyan Kumar is Corporate Vice President & Chief Technology Officer for HCL Technologies.

Suresh
Venkatarayalu

Honeywell

Suresh Venkatarayalu is Chief Technology Officer for Honeywell.

Robert
Thomas

IBM

Robert Thomas is Senior Vice President, Cloud and Data Platform for IBM.

George
Turner

IHG

George Turner is Chief Commercial and Technology Officer for IHG.

Kimberly
Anstett

Iron Mountain

Kimberly Anstett is Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer for Iron Mountain.

Bernardo
Tavares

Johnson & Johnson

Bernardo Tavares is Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Consumer Health Group for Johnson & Johnson.

Ed
McLaughlin

Mastercard

Ed McLaughlin is President, Operations & Technology for Mastercard.

Sven
Gerjets

Mattel

Sven Gerjets is Chief Technology Officer for Mattel.

Anand
Bahl

Micron Technology

Anand Bahl is CVP, Chief Information Officer for Micron Technology.

Mark
Porter

MongoDB

Mark Porter is Chief Technology Officer for MongoDB.

Julie
Orlando

Nanotronics

Julie Orlando is Chief Product Officer for Nanotronics.

Brad
Peterson

Nasdaq

Brad Peterson is Executive Vice President & Chief Technology and Information Officer for Nasdaq.

Anthony
DeLima

NEORIS

Anthony DeLima is Global Leader Digital Solutions & Head of NEORIS USA for NEORIS.

Lookman
Fazal

NJ Transit

Lookman Fazal is Chief Information Officer for NJ Transit.

Wendy
Pfeiffer

Nutanix

Wendy Pfeiffer is Chief Information Officer for Nutanix.

David
Hoag

Options Clearing Corporation

David Hoag is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Options Clearing Corporation.

Anupam
Khare

Oshkosh Corporation

Anupam Khare is Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Oshkosh Corporation.

Steven
Zerby

Owens Corning

Steven Zerby is Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Owens Corning.

Sineesh
Keshav

Prologis

Sineesh Keshav is Chief Technology Officer for Prologis.

Naveen
Agarwal

Prudential

Naveen Agarwal is Chief Marketing Officer for Prudential.

Gabrielle
Wolfson

Quest Diagnostics

Gabrielle Wolfson is Senior Vice President & Chief Information and Digital Officer for Quest Diagnostics.

Manish
Sood

Reltio

Manish Sood is Chief Executive Officer and Founder for Reltio.

Bobby
Ghoshal

ResMed

Bobby Ghoshal is Chief Technology Officer for ResMed.

Marcos
Sainz

Returnly

Marcos Sainz is Chief Technology Officer for Returnly.

Jo-ann
Olsovsky

Salesforce

Jo-ann Olsovsky is Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Salesforce.

Elena
Kvochko

SAP

Elena Kvochko is Chief Trust Officer for SAP.

Shadrach
Kisten

Sesame Workshop

Shadrach Kisten is Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer for Sesame Workshop.

Chris
Bedi

ServiceNow

Chris Bedi is Chief Information Officer for ServiceNow.

Vincent
Marin

Sidley Austin

Vincent Marin is Chief Information Officer for Sidley Austin.

Michael
Liberty

Signifyd

Michael Liberty is Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer for Signifyd.

Gene
Farrell

Smartsheet

Gene Farrell is Chief Product Officer for Smartsheet.

Maria
Renz

SoFi

Maria Renz is EVP & Group Business Unit Leader, Money, Invest & Credit Card for SoFi.

Dan
Schiappa

Sophos

Dan Schiappa is EVP & Chief Product Officer for Sophos.

Martin
Davis

Southern Company

Martin Davis is Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Southern Company.

Ann
Dozier

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Ann Dozier is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer for Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits.

Swamy
Kocherlakota

S&P Global

Swamy Kocherlakota is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer for S&P Global.

Ashley
Pettit

State Farm

Ashley Pettit is Senior Vice President, Enterprise Technology for State Farm.

Arnie
Katz

StubHub

Arnie Katz is Chief Product & Technology Officer for StubHub.

Carol
Juel

Synchrony Financial

Carol Juel is Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Synchrony Financial.

Cody
Sanford

T-Mobile

Cody Sanford is Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer for T-Mobile.

Nicole
Raimundo

Town of Cary, North Carolina

Nicole Raimundo is Chief Information Officer for Town of Cary, North Carolina.

Vipin
Gupta

Toyota Financial Services

Vipin Gupta is Group Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Toyota Financial Services.

Glenn
Allison

Tractor Supply Company

Glenn Allison is Vice President, AI, Data, & Innovation for Tractor Supply Company.

Scott
Spradley

Tyson Foods

Scott Spradley is Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer for Tyson Foods.

Param
Kahlon

UiPath

Param Kahlon is Chief Product Officer for UiPath.

Carissa
Rollins

UnitedHealthcare

Carissa Rollins is Chief Information Officer for UnitedHealthcare.

Jason
Bressler

United Shore

Jason Bressler is EVP, Chief Technology Officer for United Shore.

Bassam
Chaptini

Unqork

Bassam Chaptini is Chief Technology Officer for Unqork.

Rajat
Taneja

Visa

Rajat Taneja is President of Technology for Visa.

Himanshu
Niranjani

Visible

Himanshu Niranjani is Chief Technology Officer for Visible.

Andrew
Laudato

The Vitamin Shoppe

Andrew Laudato is EVP, Chief Operating Officer for The Vitamin Shoppe.

Tom
Kellermann

VMware Carbon Black

Tom Kellermann is Head Cybersecurity Strategist for VMware Carbon Black.

Sanjay
Macwan

Vonage

Sanjay Macwan is Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for Vonage.

Justin
Dean

Weedmaps

Justin Dean is Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer for Weedmaps.

Michael
Taylor

World Wide Technology

Michael Taylor is Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Services for World Wide Technology.

Colleen
Berube

Zendesk

Colleen Berube is Chief Information Officer for Zendesk.

Harry
Moseley

Zoom Video Communications

Harry Moseley is Chief Information Officer for Zoom Video Communications.

Preferred Access to CNBC Events & Virtual Experiences

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    Healthy Returns

    Healthy Returns

    Virtual summit focsed on investing in health care innovation.

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    CNBC @WORK LIVESTREAM: LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT AMID CRISIS

    Hear insights and tips from industry leaders, experts, and influencers.

    CNBC @WORK LIVESTREAM: LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT AMID CRISIS

    Hear insights and tips from industry leaders, experts, and influencers, featuring:

    • Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global; Founder, Huffington Post
    • Lazlo Bock, Co-founder and CEO, Humu
    • Carmine di Sibio, Global Chairman and CEO, EY, and more
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    Debrief and discuss industry-moving events with WEC’s Senior Editor Recent call with Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb: Managing Workforce Changes and Challenges Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Debrief and discuss industry-moving events with WEC’s Senior Editor. Recent call with Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb: Managing Workforce Changes and Challenges Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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    VIP Dinner Series with Special Guest

    Interactive roundtable with peers and CNBC editors.

    VIP Dinner Series with Special Guest

    Interactive roundtable with peers and CNBC editors.

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    Annual Summit

    Convenes full cohort of WEC members for a half day of programming sessions, networking hour and dinner discussions.

    Annual Summit

    Convenes full cohort of WEC members for a half day of programming sessions, networking hour and dinner discussions.

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    Disruptor 50 Celebration

    Disruptor 50 Celebration

    The Disruptor 50 is CNBC’s annual list of breakthrough venture-backed startups developing revolutionary new technology into scalable business models to build the next generation of great public companies.

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    CNBC Evolve Summit

    CNBC Evolve Summit

    CNBC Evolve features iconic global companies and executives who are embracing change and transforming for the future.

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    @WORK SUMMIT

    @WORK SUMMIT

    Building and empowering the workforce of the future.

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