November 6-8, 2016

Hotel Palomar Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ, USA

  • Past and present attendees:

    Martha Heller
    Heller Search Associates
    Paul Moulton
    EVP & CIO
    Costco Wholesale
    Ed McLaughlin
    Chief Information Officer
    David Jarvis
  • Governing Board:

    Lynn Gibson
    Chief Technology Officer/VP
    CHRISTUS Health
    Jay Leek
    The Blackstone Group
    John Meyer
    Naval Meteorology & Oceanography Command
    Chuck Fredrick
    City and County of Denver

A forum for innovative IT thought leaders

Despite the economic downturn freezing or cutting budgets and yielding a slow recovery, businesses are regaining strength and global IT spending is expected to increase in the coming years. But even with an economic upturn on the horizon and more importance placed on IT, we arent out of the woods yet. The role of the CIO is more important than ever as financial turmoil continues to alter the global economy, making it difficult to put your organization in a position to achieve success. The business goals have changed and CIOs are now tasked with trying to find emerging opportunities to drive value throughout the enterprise.

We're in a historic transition - one marked by challenges, but filled with possibility. Preparing for the upturn and making the right decisions in times of change can better position your enterprise to succeed. Accordingly, the theme of this year's summit is CIOs in Transition - The Shift from Cost-Saver to Value Provider.

The CIO Summit, our flagship event, is a unique opportunity for leading IT thinkers to collaborate on current industry challenges and trends. Attending CIOs and IT executives engage in peer-on-peer networking, while discussing the issues currently affecting CIOs from a variety of industries.

As an IT leader, now is the time to produce real business value for your organization. We at CDM Media know that in order for you to take time out of the office, it must be time well spent. The CIO Summit agenda offers a balanced schedule of focused educational sessions, one-on-one meetings and networking opportunities that will maximize your time and efforts, providing you with ideas and strategies truly capable of changing business practices.


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November 6-8, 2016 | Hotel Palomar Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ, USA


who attends Who Attends?


benefits Benefits


1:1 pre-determined 30-minute meetings


Dedicated Roundtable, Thought Leadership and Keynote sessions on summit agenda


14 hours of networking across the event


testimonials Testimonials

I learned a lot at this event and have a number of takeaways from the sessions. I like the short presentation formats and that there is time to chat with the speakers. I enjoyed the meetings being back-to-back because the speed seemed to really work out perfectly and it prevented a bunch of wasted time. I was able to meet some interesting vendors, too. The meetings and event, in general, were well managed.

Managing Director - IT, Charles Schwab

The CDM Media events continue to get better. Topics and the quality of the sessions have even significantly improved since I was last at a CDM event. Discussions had a lot of depth. Overall, it was a great event and I'd definitely attend another.

SVP - Digital Strategy, Banco Popular

What a great experience! I really enjoyed the professionalism and fellowship. There was some good information in all the sessions.

Manager Corporate Systems, Commercial Metals Company


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