CIO Perspectives Incorporates State of the CIO Benchmarking Research Into Networking Discussions

CIO Perspectives Incorporates State of the CIO Benchmarking Research Into 
Networking Discussions 
Networking Opportunities to Accompany Cloud, Social, Mobile and Big
Data Discussions 
FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/11/13 --   IDG's CIO -- the
executive-level IT media brand providing insight into business
technology leadership -- in partnership with the CIO Executive
Council, announces new CIO Perspectives sponsor offerings to foster
interaction. The CIO Perspectives forums are one-day regional,
invitation-only, gatherings of CIOs from mid to large-sized companies
that connect peers and solutions providers with each other. 
CIO Perspectives forums provide an ideal atmosphere for solution
providers to develop relationships with enterprise CIOs and lead
discussions on key business and technology topics during scheduled
sessions and breaks. In 2013, two additional networking opportunities
have been incorporated: 

--  Executive Networking - In this casual, fast-paced session,
    participating sponsors will meet and talk in small-group discussions
    with attendees on the tech and business priorities outlined in the
    State of the CIO research. This executive networking session will
    highlight individual perspectives and new connections for everyone in
    the room.
--  Executive Briefing - This sponsorship opportunity includes two fifteen
    minute pre-scheduled face-to-face meetings with qualified attendees.

"The quality of attendees at CIO Perspectives conferences is always
very high, and the intimate nature of the event fosters high-value
networking," said Samir Gulati, vice president of Marketing at
Appian. "The Executive Networking service is a way to focus that
networking time even more directly." 
The new networking opportunities will expand conversations allowing
solution providers to share their vision and customer success stories
in a collaborative and educational environment. "We are excited to
facilitate new opportunities for IT decision-makers and solution
providers to have an open dialogue, through Executive Networking and
the Executive Briefing sponsorship," said Adam Dennison, vice
president and publisher, CIO.  
Edge Technologies Lead Agenda
 CIOs and business leaders will fill
the agenda and focus on the enterprise impact and opportunities that
cloud, social, mobile, big data and consumerization of IT investments
provide. Additionally, leadership topics will be included, from
vendor management to the CIO/CMO relationship and talent management
and development. 
The 2013 CIO Perspectives forums kicked off and debuted the new
sponsor opportunities in Dallas on February 27, 2013, which was
followed by Atlanta on March 13, 2013. After attending the CIO
Perspectives Dallas forum, one attendee stated, "Great topics,
interesting peers and a format that encourages interaction -- tough
combo to beat." 
Scheduled for April 17th, the New York forum has an outstanding
lineup of speakers including: Kevin Horner, president, CEO and
director, Mastech, Inc.; Dave Finnegan, chief information and
interactive officer, Build-A-Bear Workshop; Michael Rodgers, EVP and
CIO, Saks Fifth Ave; and Michelle McKenna-Doyle, SVP and CIO,
National Football League. 
Participate in upcoming 2013 CIO Perspectives forums! 

--  April 17, 2013 | New York, NY
--  May 22, 2013 | San Francisco, CA
--  June 12, 2013 | Washington, DC
--  July 17, 2013 | Boston, MA
--  September 18, 2013 | Chicago, IL
--  November 13, 2013 | Houston, TX
--  December 11, 2013 | Los Angeles, CA

Registration Information 
 To learn more about the conference or to
register visit, call 800.883.9090 or
Sponsorship Information
 Series sponsors include AirWatch, AlgoSec,
Appian, Box, China Telecom, Citrix Systems, Inc, Clear Peak, Comcast,
Compuware, Dimension Data, EarthLink, Flexera Software, Infragistics,
IntelliCorp, IntraLinks, K2, Mezeo Software, Micro Focus, MOBI
Wireless Management, NetIQ, Pythian, Quest Software, Rackspace,
Randstad Technologies, Seamless Technologies, Silver Peak, Software
AG, Stefanini IT Solutions, ViaWest, VMware, WatchDox, Inc.,
WatchGuard, WHIPTAIL and Windstream Communications. For more
information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Adam
Dennison, vice president & publisher, CIO at  
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