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Fort Wayne Area Chief Information Officer Forum

Fort Wayne Area CIO ForumThe Fort Wayne Area Chief Information Officer (CIO) Forum is comprised of Information Technology leaders (CIOs, IT Directors, and IT Strategists). We meet quarterly, generally from 7:30 – 9:30 AM in various locations, sponsored by the group or other strategic partners, to discuss IT issues, trends, and best practices. This conversational series of sessions are designed to allow the free and confidential exchange of ideas so that CIOs and IT leaders can optimize their Information Technology operation.

The Fort Wayne Area CIO Forum self select the topics. The attendance in the group is limited to optimize the discussion. It is not a sales meeting of any type, although we do review appliances, applications, tools, and methodologies. It is designed to help CIO and IT Leaders remain connected to technology trends.

Contact us at 260-403-5855 if you are interested in joining this group or sponsoring a quarterly meeting. Additionally various corporate sponsors host networking and learning events during the year.


Next Meetings

Making Time

making time 

Details In Brief

Manufacturing Time

About the session:

Technology is all around us.  It promised to help us be more efficient and productive.  Although this is most likely true it has also left many of us stressed and exhausted.  What if you could manufacture time?  How would you use it?    Join our discussion and hear the top time management strategies from our guest speaker and share yours.  Additionally tour the new Franklin Electric facility.  

HAVE STRONG OPINIONS OR A HOT TOPICS YOU WOULD LIKE DISCUSSED? We'd love to hear from you - send videos, articles, quotes and more - so we can synthesize and bring it in to the discussion!

What: 4Q13 Fort Wayne CIO Forum  

Host: Franklin Electric

Where: 9255 Coverdale Road Fort Wayne Indiana 46809

When: Friday, December 13, 7:30 AM prompt - 9:30 AM 

Registration: Required - click here December 2013 CIO Forum. Registration is limited and forum member receive priority. 

  • You will not want to miss this meeting.

    Submit your "Hot Topic" issue here: Hot Topic

    For more information about the next meeting contact Clifford Clarke.



CIO Forum at a Glance

Educational Value: 

Connecting with peers is great. It provides us all with invaluable insights; but based on comments from the advisory committee we will now feature a technology briefing. This quarters meeting will feature a demonstration of Microsoft's cloud communication / collaboration tool Microsoft Lync.


Relationship Value: 

The forum members have enjoyed the predictability of our format; however the packed meeting did not optimize the potential for building of strong relationship. At the request of the advisory committee we will extend the meeting to 9:30 AM. This will respect your time and give opportunities to build strong relationships.


 Forum Feedback

  • “Very well done -- Clifford thanks for organizing this.”
    --Steve Gilliom, PHD Inc.
    “ITIL (Forum Topic) makes us all better professionals”
    --George Beckett, Parkview Health Systems
    “Excellent topic -- great presentations”
    --Joe Schoeph, Avalign Technologies
    “Great session”
    --Vicki Thompson, Superior Essex
    “Very impressive. I wish I had known about this group a long time ago.”
    --Kerry Sylvester, Water Furnace International
    “I would like to see more interaction -- how can I help?”
    --James Jordan, Strategic Data Management
    “I would enjoy some time allotted to open up a round table discussion”
    --Mike Altendorf, Do It Best Corp.
    "Gentlemen, Another great meeting with the ‘surprise unveiling’ of the Oracle UPK – running on any platform."
    --J.R. Miller CIO,

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