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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 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.

Next Meetings

Details In Brief

Our meeting will take place within Techapalooza.  This meeting our special guest and speaker will be Paul Ingevaldson. Mr. Paul Ingevaldson is the author of "The 9 1/2 secrets of a Great IT Organization".  Techapalooza provides education that will inspire the innovative use of technology to improve our supply chain efficiencies and to help the attendees grow - all while having fun.  

Techapalooza 2013 is a week long event running from March 18 - 22 hosted by Do It Best Corp. at their World Headquarters at 6502 Nelson Rdoad, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  This is the third year of this event and it is growing in popularity.  Techapalooza features both local and national technology professionals discussing and presenting Technology and business topics.  Techapalooza is also know for the fun with bands and local vendors showing off their less serious sides.  

What: 1Q13 Fort Wayne CIO Forum at Techapalooza 

Host: Do It Best Corp.

Where: 6502 Nelson Road, Fort Wayne, IN  46803

When: Friday, March 22, 7:30 AM prompt - 10:00 AM

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


  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Announcements and Hot Topics 
  • Paul Ingevaldson
  • Private CIO Q&A session with Paul Ingevaldson
  • 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.


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