Thursday October 5th, 2017

By Invitation Only: 100 IT leaders collaborate in a day of thought-leading exchange as we examine directions from within the Office of the CIO

9:30am - 5:00pm






Insight leaders...

World renowned thought-leaders take stage at CIOsynergy; those who have walked the line from concept to reality. From the founders the of the most disruptive companies of our time to the CEO's that have soured revenues and market share through the adoption and support of innovative cultures... These are the CIOsynergy thought-leaders that breed conversations that just dont happen within the confines of the office 

Since 2008 CIOsynergy has harnessed thousands of CIO's and IT leaders together through 100's of events through North America and Europe. CIOsynergy events engage these leaders into an intimate day of thought-leading exchange under the umbrella of riveting keynotes, revealing CIOpanels, engaging round-tables and unparralled networking. By invitation-only these are the Who's Who of IT leadership and this is their path.

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The coveted CIOpanel has been the center of discussion at CIOsynergy events since inception in 2008, we've brought forward leading CIO's that have rallyed to innovate the landscape and here they have a platform to share not only their successes but also the challenges and lessons learned. 100's of CIO's have taken seat on the CIOpanel and are recognized as our industry thought-leaders as they share best practices and directions from within the Office of the CIO. Here's the 2017 panel...

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Founders Panel...

Thought leading insight is a recipe at CIOsynergy we have created from collaborating founders and leaders from some of the most innovative companies. This collaboration takes stage as the Founders panel and is a moderated exploration of the trends that are driving enterprise innovation. Leaders that have walk the line from concept to reality give insight into some of the most advanced solutions that are driving the biggest enterprises today and what tomorrow has in store for us.

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Thursday October 5th









Every year at CIOsynergy we explore directions from within the Office of the CIO; Are these leaders planning to innovate, divest, or secure? Through these discussions we're able to understand their path and identify industry trends. By pairing our audience with a selection of industry innovators on edge of product and solution development for the enterprise we're able to incubate true thought-leaders with actionable technology. From leading blue-chips like IBM, Microsoft and CISCO to newly funded start-ups this is where we gather the latest and greatest.   

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9:30 AM

Check-ingrab a coffee and prepare for a day of collaboration, today's discussions start in the CIOlounge where you'll join Atlanta's leading IT strategists

9:50 AM

Let's set the tone for a day of collaboration; under the umbrella of our renowned keynote and revealing panel's we have an audience of 100 IT leaders from within Atlanta. To support their daily endeavors we'll introduce our sponsors who through cutting edge innovation in the enterprise have helped turn concept into reality.  

10:05 AM

The Predictions Panelinsight into IT predictions for 2017. What should leaders & strategists be on the lookout for? Will our vulnerabilities take a turn? Will A.I. find a home in the enterprise? or will collaboration take new heights? Our predictions panel under the moderation of Scott Shuster will take a stab at it and we'll crown one the #ITpsychic

10:35 AM

CIOinsights led by market leader Nintex, who will share the insight and knowledge to help shape trending maneuvers.

Retreat to the CIOloungemore than a cocktail reception these are the connections that add light to daily decisions made. Conversations with colleagues and peers in the CIOlounge under the umbrella of the latest technologies and visionaries behind them - from the masters of intrusion detection to the pioneers of Hybrid Cloud; you'll meet them during our cocktail reception

12:15 PM

Leaders Lunch connects the dots at CIOsynergy; this epicurean lunch is the foundation of todays relationship building

The CIOpanel takes stage to reveal directions from within the Office of the CIO; Are these IT leaders innovating, divesting, or securing? We'll find out in this investigative discussion that goes beyond the successes to pin-point hurdles, strategies, best-practices and those ever important lessons learned

1:35 PM

3:30 PM

Sweet Collaboration - round-tables congregate over dessert; nothing makes more sense of IT than stories of ROI, it's battles and game plans over dessert.

The Founders Panelinsight into the coming trends for the CIO from the visionaries behind the companies and their technology that digitize the largest brands. Why they did IT!

2:15 PM

Retreat to the CIOlounge; grab coffee while touring the latest innovation our sponsors have mapped

2:30 PM

4:40 PM

CIOdraw; we know IT folks love gadgets that's why you'll love the CIOdraw™. Our sponsors have put forth a compilation of great giveaways; from Apple's latest to Amazon's voice automation and even weekend getaways at BMW driving schools. At CIOsynergy™ we’ve seen it ALL, but are always taken back as they get better and better.

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Thomas Musgrave  

EVP & CIO, AmeriCold Logistics 

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Nancy D'Amico  

SVP & Chief Information Officer, LeasePlan

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Gary Brantley 

CIO,DeKalb County Schools

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Robert Scott Marshall 

Associate CIO for Enterprise Portfolio Mgt &AV Services,University of North Georgia 

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Predictions Panel...

The predictions panel gives insight into what IT leader's are predicting what innovations will shift the landscape they operate upon over the next 12 months. Here we give our prediction panel an opportunity to look into their crystal ball and advance us insight into some of the most advanced solutions that are driving the biggest enterprises today and what tomorrow has in store for us. You'll hear their predictions on Oct 5th as we look to crown the 2017 CIO Atlanta #ITpsychic . Here's the 2017 panel...

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Teena Piccione

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SVP Technology, Fidelity Investments

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Brent Messer  

Chief Information Officer , City of Chattanooga

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Jay Ferro  

Chief Information and Technology Officer,ExamWorks, Inc.

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Mark Hoeting  

CIO,Georgia Institute of Technology 

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Dale Gawley  

Chief Information Officer , AXIS Capital

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Michael Rutty  

Subject Matter Expert,Actiance, Inc.

10:55 AM

Industry Insights by Capriza allows us the take a peek into the trends that are changing the digital landscape for some of the largest enterprises

1:15 PM

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4:00 PM

Keynote; at CIOsynergy we partner with renowned keynotes that have pushed the limits of their profession to shape the future. Rick Smith; Former Co Founder and CEO at Fast Radius and TED Speaker shares insights on the Clear & Present danger enterprises face and where we went wrong.                  Speech Topics