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CIO Magazine & CIO Executive Council Gamify CIO Leadership Event Agenda
[February 21, 2013]

CIO Magazine & CIO Executive Council Gamify CIO Leadership Event Agenda

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)--

IDG's CIO-the executive-level IT media brand providing insight into business technology leadership-and the CIO Executive Council, announce new attendee and sponsor experiences at the annual The CIO Leadership Event. The 2013 agenda incorporates gamification through multiple Idea Lab sessions, which focus conversations and team challenges on three streams of content: Business Strategy, People Power and Technology Differentiators. In addition, the Leadership Master Class and topical technology discussion group sessions will drive greater participation by both IT decision-makers and IT solution providers.

The annual conference of the CIO Executive Council, The CIO Leadership Event-taking place May 5-7, 2013, in Boca Raton, Florida-brings hundreds of CIOs and senior IT decision-makers together to develop strategies that accelerate IT impact within their businesses. The two and a half day conference will conclude with an awards ceremony honoring the 2013 CIO Hall of Fame inductees and the CIO Ones to Watch Awards honorees.

"In addition to honoring the 9th annual CIO Ones to Watch Award recipients, the CIO Executive Council is excited to leverage the thought leadership of council members and staff to produce the Leadership Master Class," said Pam Stenson, senior vice president and general manager of the CIO Executive Council. "By taking part in this class, future CIOs will be able to network with current CIO Executive Council members and CIO Hall of Fame inductees during the career and leadership coaching sessions, providing a unique opportunity focused on preparing the CIOs of the future."

Idea Labs
Attendees will experience the power of gamification through participation in the Idea Lab team competition following each general session. The session presenter will pose a challenge or question, and each team will come up with its most innovative or actionable responses. Over the course of the event, attendees will generateand collect dozens of game-changing ideas. At the end of the conference, the team with the most points will be the overall The CIO Leadership Event winner. IT solution providers have the opportunity to sponsor and join one of the four teams, allowing them to work directly with IT decision-makers and build lasting relationships.

Leadership Master Class
The Leadership Master Class is a fast-paced career and leadership development training and mentoring session for senior IT decision-makers looking to reach the rank of CIO. The class will be led by CIO Hall of Fame members, CIO Executive Council mentors and other veteran CIOs who know what it takes to navigate an IT career to the CIO position.

Technology Discussion Groups
Throughout the agenda, there will be technology discussion groups hosted by The CIO Leadership Event sponsors. These discussion groups will be focused around a specific technology or leadership area. The 40-minute focus groups provide valuable face-to-face networking time between event participants and sponsors, as well as an open forum for all session attendees to gain valuable insights from one another.

Event Speakers
CIOs are senior business leaders as much as technology chiefs, so this conference will draw compelling context from cross-industry CEOs, CIOs, CFOs and COOs. Speakers include:

  • Jeff Balagna, CIO, Eli Lilly
  • Hope Gurion, Chief Development Officer, CareerBuilder
  • Dr. Robert Laskowski M.D., MBA, president & CEO, Christiana Care Health System
  • David Williams, CEO, Deloitte (News - Alert) Financial Advisory Services
  • Tom Wilson, CEO, Allstate
  • To see the agenda and other The CIO Leadership Event presenters, click here

"CIO conferences are known for uniting leading IT executives and building a captivating agenda that sparks conversations," said Adam Dennison, vice president and publisher, CIO. "This year we are excited to accelerate conversations and add a competitive twist with the Idea Labs. This program structure encourages IT solution providers to share their thought leadership, while also gaining invaluable insight into the goals and challenges IT decision-makers are facing. We are looking forward to the compelling list of take-aways from this component of the event."

Registration Information
To learn more about the event or to register visit, call 800.366.0246 or email:

Sponsorship Information
Sponsors include CareerBuilder, AT&T Inc., Dell, Microsoft (News - Alert), ServiceNow and Box. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Adam Dennison, vice president & publisher, CIO at

About CIO
CIO is the premier content and community resource for information technology executives and leaders thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of IT transformation in the enterprise. The award-winning CIO, CIO magazine (launched in 1987), CIO executive programs, CIO custom solutions, CIO Forum on LinkedIn (News - Alert), CIO Executive Council and CIO primary research-provides business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT's role in achieving business goals. Additionally, CIO provides opportunities for IT solution providers to reach this executive IT audience. The CIO Executive Council is a professional organization of CIOs created to serve as an unbiased and trusted peer advisory group. CIO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at

About the CIO Executive Council
CIO Executive Council is a member-led executive organization of global business leaders working to drive value from the intersection of business, information technology and strategy. Through peer reliance, collaboration and outreach, members apply the knowledge, insights and best practices of their peers to the success of their enterprises and their own personal achievement. Launched in April 2004, by the parent organization of CIO magazine, the Council is comprised of hundreds of the world's leading chief information officers. To learn more about CIO Executive Council, please visit their website at CIO Executive Council is part of IDG Enterprise, an International Data Group company. Company information is available at

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