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Fort Wayne Area CIO ForumThe Northeast Indiana 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 Northeast Indiana 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.



Joy Inc. - Business Value of Joy


Details In Brief

Joy Inc. with author Richard Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations  

About the session:

Intentionally focusing your company's culture around joy creates the opportunity for a more passionate, engaged team and sustainable, profitable business results. This session includes a discussion of iterative and incremental development, estimation, planning game, and work authorization as described in "Extreme Programming Explained" by Kent Beck and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Culture: How to ensure the right team: a learning environment, client involvement, and leadership. Methodology: How to define your environment by joy using the following practices - pairing, High-Tech Anthropology®, open and collaborative workspace, daily stand-up meeting, making mistakes faster, doing the simplest things possible, hands-on visual planning, estimation without fear, integrated quality advocacy, and test-driven development.  

What: 1Q14 Fort Wayne CIO Forum  

Host: Do It Best - Techapalooza dib techapalooza

Where: 6502 Nelson Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46803

When: Friday, March 28, 7:45 AM prompt - 10:00 AM 

7:45 CIO Connect
8:00 Summit Room for Open Session
9:00 Private Q & A with Richard

Registration: Required - click here March 2014 CIO Forum. Registration is limited and forum member receive priority. 


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.
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    --George Beckett, Parkview Health Systems
    “Excellent topic -- great presentations”
    --Joe Schoeph, Avalign Technologies
    “Great session”
    --Vicki Thompson, Superior Essex
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    --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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