Fort Wayne Area Chief Information Officer Forum
The 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 remaining 2013 dates are September 13, and December 13. Additionally various corporate sponsors host networking and learning events during the year.
Winning the Talent
Details In Brief
Winning the Talent
About the session:
Organizations are increasingly finding it difficult to find the right talent. The talent is ill equipped to handle the challenges of the rapidly shifting marketplace. And the qualified talent is looking for quality of life, upward mobility and is in high demand. And to top that off, the region has taken blow after blow;
A Regional Forecast...
"Many large companies that brought money into our community have left, are leaving or are rumored to leave soon ... adding up these numbers, they represent over $1B in community revenue."
- So what's a employer to do?
- What about our educators?
- What about our economic development agencies?
We've got to work together and to do this; we need to get past the misalignment and trust gaps and focus on solutions.
In this quarters Forum, we're taking off the gloves to have a serious discussion about:
- Our biggest hurdles
- What's working (what's not)
- How we can prioritize
- How we can work together
HAVE STRONG OPINIONS? 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: 2Q13 Fort Wayne CIO Forum
When: Friday, September 13, 7:30 AM prompt - 9:30 AM
Registration: Required - click here September 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
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.
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.
“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, www.OneHundred.com