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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. Our 2013 dates are March 22, June 14 , September 13, and December 13. Additionally various corporate sponsors host networking and learning events during the year.


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.



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Details In Brief

DISCOVER: The Future Growth of IT

About the session:

We've got a lot to talk about... the future of IT in the region is up to us!  How do we intelligently strengthen our professional and personal communities? Find, share and learn what's necessary to keep your enterprise moving.

  • The War for Talent continues
  • The hidden cost of executive development & briefings
  • Using Process Improvement to applying the 9 1/2 Secrets talk
  • Collective Strength: Research, bench-marking, sharing knowledge and resources

And as time allows, we will continue exploring the vendor free model, golf outings,  social connecting and more.

What: 2Q13 Fort Wayne CIO Forum  

Host: Indiana Tech

Where: Andorfer Commons A120 Joyce Schlatter Board Room, 1600 East Washington Boulevard, Ft. Wayne, IN 46805

When: Friday, June 14, 7:30 AM prompt - 10:00 AM

Registration: Required - click here June 2013 CIO Forum.  General registration for Techapalooza is limited and via invitation. 

  • 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.


    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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