TennesseeCIO is supported by executive level, strategic sponsors known as Underwriters.

Meet Our TennesseeCIO Underwriters

TennesseeCIO is supported by executive level, strategic sponsors known as Underwriters. Senior executives representing these organizations serve on TennesseeCIO's Advisory Board and attend the CIO-led, non-commercial chapter leadership programs.

Verinext delivers transformative business outcomes through technology and services so customers are ready for everything that comes next. From intelligently automating time-consuming tasks and protecting data assets to securing infrastructure and improving customer experiences, Verinext activates the innovation that makes technology truly work so businesses can make their next move with confidence. Verinext is the new name for the combination of Anexinet, Veristor, Light Networks and SereneIT. With five offices across the south and northeast, Verinext is backed by Mill Point Capital LLC. Learn more at

To connect with Verinext, contact Mark Segars at

KANINI, a services firm, is at the forefront of revolutionizing their clients' digital transformation journey. With a commitment to innovation and an agile mindset, KANINI offers flexible engagement models, all underpinned by its robust Global Delivery Framework. Recognizing that each business is unique, with distinct needs and preferences, KANINI leads the way in focusing on process maturity and industry thought leadership to help shape and enhance the customer journey. This bespoke approach ensures that results are driven in a way that resonates with each customer. At the heart of KANINI’s ethos is a deep understanding of businesses and their varied processes and maturity, which is crucial for crafting successful solutions. As a software development company, KANINI's expertise extends well beyond agile development, encompassing a broader niche to serve its clients effectively.

To connect with Kanini, contact Babu Krishnasamy at

Lumen is a global communications services provider that ignites business growth by connecting people, data and applications - quickly, securely and effortlessly, via one of the world’s most interconnected networks. Our connectivity, cloud, collaboration, and security solutions along with our managed services practice are designed to elevate enterprise business performance and deliver the most user-friendly, intuitive and productive technology environments.

To connect with Lumen, contact David Shields at

Wavicle Data Solutions provides award-winning cloud data, analytics, and AI solutions that accelerate value, reduce risk, and empower organizations to unlock the power of data. We combine deep technical expertise and industry knowledge with proprietary automation tools to support the rapid shift to modern data architectures, real-time insights, and AI. We pride ourselves on delivery reputability, employee retention, and flexible engagement models - all of which allow us to elevate our clients and meet them where they are at.

To connect with Wavicle, contact Katie Nelson at

Google Cloud is the new way to the cloud, providing AI, infrastructure, developer, data, security, and collaboration tools built for today and tomorrow. Google Cloud offers a powerful, fully integrated and optimized AI stack with its own planet-scale infrastructure, custom-built chips, generative AI models and development platform, as well as AI-powered applications, to help organizations transform. Customers in more than 200 countries and territories turn to Google Cloud as their trusted technology partner.

To connect with Google Cloud, contact John Burtchaell at

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