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Northeast Indiana Chief Information Officer Forum

Techapalooza 2017

The Northeast Indiana CIO Forum will participate in the week-long technology fest - Techapalooza.  Hosted by Do It Best this annual event brings an IT conference to our community, encourages innovation, and gives attendees an opportunity to build IT skills.  Plus the Techapalooza Band will entertain and bring the excitement to get those brain cells going.  There is no cost to attend.  Registration is by invitation and is required.  Click this link to request an invitation to this event. 

 Forum members must register separately for our private peer only meeting.    registernow


Details In Brief

CIO Forum: Cybersecurity 

Featuring - Hacked! Author and Speaker Ankit Fadia

About the session:

The Northeast Indiana Chief Information Officer (CIO) Forum will meet during Techapalooza, Thursday, March 16, promptly at 7:30 AM. The CIO Forum will meet prior discuss the threats and security strategies before listening to our speaker and author Ankit Fadia.  Cybersecurity has been a hot topic for some time.     

What: 1Q17 Northeast Indiana CIO Forum

Host: Do It Best - Techapalooza dib techapalooza

Where: 6502 Nelson Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46803

When: Thursday, March 16, 7:30 AM prompt - Please note this special day.

Registration: Required - click here to register now for the Thursday, March 16, 2017, CIO Forum. Registration is limited to forum members and their guest.

For more information about the next meeting contact Clifford Clarke.


About the Forum

IT LeadershipThe 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.




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 quarter's 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.


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