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Northeast Indiana Chief Information Officer Forum

How to Build Business Value from the Office of the Chief Information Officer

Hosted by Fort Wayne Metals


Details In Brief

How to build business value from the office of the CIO.   

About the session:

The budget season is upon many of us.  Many senior leaders (CEOs, CFOs, and COOs) understand the intrinsic value of their company's Information Technology environment, but how is that quantified?  How can information technology capital improvement projects and risk protection efforts be prioritized with new product launches and business expansion?  Especially as leaders continue to ask more of the IT environment without expanding it's budget.  What do senior leaders need to hear to aid their decision making?  How can CIOs better communicate the IT value proposition?  How can the office of the CIO support and advance the mission of the company?

Our panel discussion with area senior leaders, explains what they are looking for from their IT environments.  The panelist are:



Nancy Jordan, Sr. Vice President Individual Annuity Operations, Lincoln Financial Group
Kenneth Jones, CEO at St. Joseph Hospital
Wes Herschberger, author, entreprenuer, and CEO of MapleTronics

After, our roboust panel discussion we will tour Fort Wayne Metals facilities.  Fort Wayne Metals is a leading manufacturer of wire-based medical grade materials. Space is limited.  The official registration link will be published shortly, but mark your calendars now.     

What: 3Q14 Northeast Indiana CIO Forum  

Host: Fort Wayne Metals

Where: 9609 Ardmore Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46809

When: Friday, September 12, 7:30 AM prompt

Registration: Required -  September 2014 CIO Forum.  Space is limited and forum member receive priority.  

Attire: Business casual.

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For more information about the next meeting contact Clifford Clarke.


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 – 10:00 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.


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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