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The CIO Forum | Now in Its 20th Year

Our conference program is refreshingly different to what you're used to seeing at regular tradeshows and conferences. Why?

  • Built Around Your Needs: We create The Forums conference program based on research and feedback from our clients, senior level IT executives, who like you are dealing with critical issues on a daily basis
  • First class speakers: Conference sessions are led by peers or industry experts, who have a clear understanding of the business obstacles inherent in controlling large technology departments and how they can be managed and resolved.
  • Intimate sessions: Sessions are for small groups of under 25 delegates. This environment encourages attendees to be able to share best practices, successful case studies, and receive opinions and suggestions from their colleagues.  

The entire conference is built around helping you become a more effective executive and opening doors to new perspectives and points of view to help you and your department move forward.

 

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2018 / Keynote
2018 / Keynote
  • Keynote Presentation

    Ken Jennings, All-Time ‘Jeopardy!’ Champion

    While working as a software engineer for a Salt Lake City healthcare staffing company in 2004, Jennings got the phone call telling him that his contestant audition had been successful and he would appear on a June game of Jeopardy! He spent a month making flash cards and cramming on familiar Jeopardy! subjects like US presidents, world capitals, and “potent potables.” Much to his surprise, his Jeopardy! appearance extended beyond a single game in June: Jennings took advantage of a recent rule change allowing Jeopardy! champions to appear on the show indefinitely, and spent the next six months hogging America’s TV screens. Before losing on the November 30th show because he didn’t know enough about H&R Block, Jennings won 74 games and $2.52 million, both American game show records.

    The streak made Jennings a 2004 TV folk hero, and he appeared as a guest on shows including The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kelly, and Sesame Street. Barbara Walters named him one of “The Ten Most Fascinating People of the Year.” The Christian Science Monitor called him “the king of Trivia Nation” and Slate magazine dubbed him “the Michael Jordan of trivia, the Seabiscuit of geekdom.” ESPN: The Magazine called him “smug (and) punchable,” with “the personality of a hall monitor,” thus continuing America’s long national struggle between jocks and nerds.

    On February 14, 2011, Jennings challenged “Watson”—an IBM computer designed to beat humans at Jeopardy! — along with fellow grand champion Brad Rutter. Every Friday, Jennings writes a quiz based on the previous week’s events for Slate magazine. Also, his “Kennections” trivia puzzle is featured most weekends in Parade, the popular Sunday newspaper magazine, with additional puzzles appearing every week on Parade.com.

     

2018 / Industry Sessions
2018 / Industry Sessions
  • The Role of Data Science in Digital Disruption

    Jim Noble, Former CIO at General Motors, AOL Time Warner, Altria Group (Philip Morris, Kraft Foods, Miller Brewing), Merrill Lynch, and General Electric (UK), Former Chief IT Strategy Officer at BP & General Motors

    Author Jim Collins famously said: “The crazy pace of change today is the slowest pace of change we will experience in our lifetimes.” Many industry sectors are being driven to transform their business models, not because they want to, but because competitors and new entrants are using data sci...

     


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