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The CIO Forum | Now in its 18th 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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2015 Keynote Speaker
2015 Keynote Speaker
  • Opening Keynote

    Dr. Leroy Chiao, Astronaut and Pioneer in Commercial Spaceflight

    Dr. Leroy Chiao is a renowned American astronaut and international space station commander. A pioneer in the commercial space sector, his accomplished track record in space, in the lab, and in the field offers audiences an unparalleled glimpse into space exploration and how lessons learned apply to businesses worldwide. His broad technical expertise allows him to offer compelling insights on future technology trends, the fascinating biomedical effects of spaceflight, and the need for our renewed focus on innovation.

    Leroy Chiao has a unique perspective of the world, being one of the few individuals to have seen it from space. Ever since he sat transfixed as a child watching the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, he knew that his destination was the stars. The son of Chinese immigrants, Chiao became one of the most accomplished astronauts in the history of the United States’ space program. He is a veteran of four space missions, and during his stellar, 15-year NASA career, he logged 229 days in space – more than 36 hours of which were spent in Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA), and he earned the honor of commanding the International Space Station. He is also one of only 166 people to walk in space (a feat he accomplished six times). His most recent mission was as commander and NASA science officer of Expedition 10 aboard the International Space Station.

    For his work, Chiao earned numerous accolades, including NASA’s Distinguished Service Medal, two Exceptional Service Medals, and four Space Flight Medals. He is also the only American to be awarded the Order of Gagarin Medal by the Russian Federation.

    A trusted expert, Chiao frequently appears on television and other news media addressing science, space exploration, and international issues. He has also has testified before the U.S. Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science and Space and served on the White House-appointed Review of U.S. Human Spaceflight Plans Committee.

     

2015 Industry Sessions
2015 Industry Sessions
  • Data & Analytics Success Stories That Any Organization Can Achieve

    Eugene Kolker, Chief Data (Analytics) Officer at Seattle Children’s -- Hospital, Foundation, and Research Institute

    Using data and analytics to drive decision-making and organizational change is relatively new to many industries. Effectively incorporating data and analytics into strategic and day-to-day processes requires vision, commitment, and persistence.

    At Seattle Children’s, an early adopter of ...

     

    Transforming the business by taking a customer view

    Bret Wingert, Vice President, Business Transformation, Insight

    As businesses respond to changing technology and markets, they often focus on Systems and Processes. While this introspective approach is important and necessary it can be at the expense of customer experience. By establishing leaders who always focus on the customer experience, organization...

     

  • Embracing Consumerization

    Ashley Sprague, Director - Employee Technology, Netflix

    As the user has greater and greater influence on their corporate technology experience, the dynamics of how and where the IT Department fits in your organization shifts. This shift raises a lot of questions, not just technically, but also culturally.

    Join Ashley Sprague of Netflix, as sh...

     

    1nsp1re: the cheat sheet for inspiring leaders

    Melissa Goodwin & Tamara Carillo, Founders, The Idea House

    1nsp1re is a results-driven experience that helps a leader learn a new framework for transforming everyday behaviors and outcomes within their team and the organization. Our foundation is based on our i11 platform - a strategic set of skills developed for an executive to create their own lead...

     

  • The Value Visualization of IT

    Michael D. Harris, Author of The Business Value of IT

    Are you maximizing the value of your software development initiatives? Are your business units and IT departments working together towards the same goals? Do you have metrics readily available to make decisions to change direction or stop a project all together at any point during the develo...

     

2015 Discussion Groups
2015 Discussion Groups
  • Digitalization, Data & The Internet of Things: a discussion group

    Free-flowing peer led conversations about core topics facing CIOs and CISOs

    Decision making has changed. The ability to collect data in real-time and make informed decisions has become essential. Whether it is buying habits of customers across large geographical areas, or the performance of a small widget on an assembly line, new streams of information allows stakeh...

     

    Innovation as the norm: a discussion group

    Free-flowing peer led conversations about core topics facing CIOs and CISOs

    It seems like a long time ago when innovation was considered “above and beyond” the role. Now, questioning, tinkering and re-imagining seems to expected. How does this change how we structure our hiring, teams, processes or even meetings? Where do we prioritize innovation in our hierarchy of...

     

    Engagement: a discussion group

    Free-flowing peer led conversations about core topics facing CIOs and CISOs

    Whether it is engagement with stakeholders, engagement with the business, or engagement within IT, having everyone pulling in the same direction has never been more important. As every aspect of the business leans heavily on IT now, and with more dependence often comes more pressure. Success...

     

  • The Pillars of Project Management : a discussion group

    Free-flowing peer led conversations about core topics facing CIOs and CISOs

    We have seen the successes of the famous project turnarounds and the horror stories of the disastrous failures -- but what about the art of consistent delivery on goals? Where are the celebrations of the timelines that are quietly met? The articles where the budget was kept to? The case stud...

     


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