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CIOsynergy was founded to provide a unique platform to bring together the true visionaries of enterprise IT leadership. These are the ‘thought leaders’ that instigate both change and stability within the organizations they serve. Operating in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, London & Toronto CIOsynergy events are proudly sponsored by organizations that truly believe in the power of thought-leadership; their products and services foster more greener, efficient, and diversified enterprises. Sponsors have included IBM, Oracle, RedHat, Informatica, VMware, Hitachi, Mahindra Satyam, WhiteHat, Riverbed, QlikView, and Comcast Business among many more.
On Thursday, February 9th at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, CIOsynergy with a clear emphasis on thought-leadership brings forth the who’s who of the IT community in this ultimate networking and unparalleled learning environment. This exclusive event incorporates face-to-face meeting opportunities through a series of open mic panel discussion and think-tanks coupled with inspiring business relevant keynote, and C suite networking programs.
directIT Chicago hosts the CIO panel that will focus on the emerging trends in enterprise IT and their impact on greater efficiency and cost effectiveness. Participating in the panel will be Julianna Cole, CIO – YMCA; Bill Swislow, CIO – Cars.com; Jolanta Gal, CIO – Feeding America; and Bridget Dancy, CIO – Cook County Circuit Court. CIO’s and IT leaders are welcome to adopt the knowledge, experience, and lessons from not only a community of CIO’s but also from the true visionaries of the organizations that have created technology & solutions to support tomorrow’s business. Attendees have included the Chief Information Officers and IT leaders from Wal-Mart, Salesforce.com, Home Depot, Bank of America, Forbes Media, Wells Fargo, Shell, Allstate, State Farm, Career Education Corp, Pepsi, Sara Lee, Kraft, BP, Loyola University, Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, & Walgreens among 1000’s more.
Nepal Patel, Principal, North America at CIOsynergy commented, ‘Leadership and Management skills are very different but equally important; we see many effective paths to attaining key management skills but find effective leadership skills take a more fine-tuned approach. The role of the CIO requires an effective leadership model that will incubate a team of forward thinking innovators who can effectively leverage technology to support the goals of the business and its many facets. Who else better to guide these aspiring leaders then world renowned CEOs to the likes of Steve Forbes, Jimmy Wales, Howard Putnam, and Jeff Ma all of whom have shared their recipes for effective leadership to 100’s of CIOs and IT leaders through CIOsynergy.