CIOL Executive Dialogue Panel Announced

February 11, 2020


Twin Cities

New this year, we’re hosting an Executive Dialogue prior to our CIO Luncheon. Our moderated distinguished panel of technology executives – Anil Arcalgud (Ecolab), Tom Butterfield (TCF Bank), and Sarah Engstrom (CHS) – will provide key industry insights, including the latest technology trends and opportunities, recruitment and retention of diverse, local talent, how vendors partner meaningfully to add value, why being involved in the community is good for business, and more. Session tickets are available to sponsors of the event. Contact Aileen Kasper ( to learn how to get involved.

More about the panel:

Anil Arcalgud – Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Ecolab

Anil Arcalgud is executive vice president and chief information officer for Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources.Previously, Arcalgud established and led Ecolab’s Global Business Services function, responsible for its strategy formulation, roadmap planning and service execution globally across all divisions of Ecolab. Arcalgud joined Ecolab in 2009 after a 13-year career with Motorola, where he served in a number of leadership roles in finance and technology within the company. Prior to Motorola, Arcalgud worked in finance and business advisory for more than eight years with for Price Waterhouse-Coopers and ANC Co.

Tom Butterfield – Chief Information & Operations Officer, TCF Bank

Thomas J. Butterfield is chief information and operations officer and leads the information technology team, centralized operations, loan servicing, deposit operations and payment services. He was chief information officer of legacy TCF.  Butterfield joined legacy TCF in March 2015. Before joining TCF, Butterfield was senior vice president, technology strategy and business solutions for Target Corporation. He also held several additional IT leadership positions during his eight-year tenure with the company. Prior to his roles at Target, he held several senior technology positions with UnitedHealth Group, Deluxe Corporation, First Bank Corporate Payment Systems, Norwest Bank Card Services and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa.

Sarah Engstrom – Chief Information Officer & Vice President of Productivity and Privacy – CHS, Inc.

Sarah Engstrom is chief information security officer & vice president of productivity and privacy at CHS, Inc. Located in Inver Grove Heights, MN, this Fortune 100 company is a farmer-owned cooperative in energy, agriculture and financial services – serving a diverse set of domestic and international customers. She joined CHS in December 2015 and is responsible for building information security, productivity and privacy programs that strive to make CHS employees more secure and productive with technology.Engstrom has been the sponsor for Genesys Works at CHS for the past three years, and is passionate about the experiences the program fosters – both for the students and the leaders involved. CHS has had a blended high school and college intern program, and we even have a fulltime employee who graduated from the Genesys Works program in the Support Services department!


About Genesys Works


Genesys Works Twin Cities is a nonprofit social enterprise providing opportunities for driven, low-income high school students through meaningful work experiences. Our program consists of eight weeks of technical and professional skills training, a paid year-long corporate internship, college and career coaching, and alumni support to and through college. In partnership with educational institutions and impactful businesses, we are transforming the workforce by creating inclusive opportunities in STEM careers – the fastest growing and most lucrative careers of our state. To learn more, visit

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