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The CIO Forum | Now in its 20th Year

Our conference program is refreshingly different to what you're used to seeing at regular tradeshows and conferences. Why?

  • Built Around Your Needs: We create The Forums conference program based on research and feedback from our clients, senior level IT executives, who like you are dealing with critical issues on a daily basis
  • First class speakers: Conference sessions are led by peers or industry experts, who have a clear understanding of the business obstacles inherent in controlling large technology departments and how they can be managed and resolved.
  • Intimate sessions: Sessions are for small groups of under 25 delegates. This environment encourages attendees to be able to share best practices, successful case studies, and receive opinions and suggestions from their colleagues.  

The entire conference is built around helping you become a more effective executive and opening doors to new perspectives and points of view to help you and your department move forward.


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2018 / Keynote
2018 / Keynote
  • Opening Keynote:

    Rohit Talwar, Award Winning Futurist, Author and CEO of Fast Future

    Rohit is a global futurist, award-winning motivational speaker, strategic advisor, author, entrepreneur, and the CEO of Fast Future. He delivers keynote speeches, executive education, consultancy, research, and future-focused leadership mentoring to clients internationally. He works with major corporations, business schools, governments, professional services, investors, associations, and NGOs to help them anticipate, prepare for and create the future. He has delivered over 1500 keynote speeches and executive workshops in 70+ countries on six continents.

    Rohit leads Fast Future Publishing - delivering a series of multi-contributor books exploring the emerging future. He is the co-author of Designing Your Future, lead editor and a contributing author for The Future of Business, and editor of Technology vs. Humanity. He is also a co-editor and contributor for the recently published Beyond Genuine Stupidity – Ensuring AI Serves Humanity, and three forthcoming books - Future Transformations – Reimagining Life, Society, and Business, Unleashing Human Potential – The Future of AI in Business, and 50:50 – Scenarios for the Next 50 Years.


2018 / Industry Sessions
2018 / Industry Sessions
  • Steph Curry Cybersecurity: Nothing But Net!

    Todd Barnum, CISO, GoPro Inc

    At RSA 2017, over 75% of the CISOs polled said they were looking for new positions. Are CISOs wearing out their welcome with employers? In their effort to secure the company’s sensitive data, many CISOs end up alienating many of their colleagues or creating “hostile work environments.” Is it...


    The Digital Consumer is Changing the Face of Commerce: Lessons from Healthcare & Beyond

    Bob Booz, Former Director of Healthcare IT & Initiatives, Univeristy of Connecticut School of Business

    Digitization of commerce has moved from an emerging trend to a critical reality. Yet most businesses still view consumers as an often-undifferentiated public with similar buying methods and patterns. Unilateral solutions are offered to the business by IT and operations that may not satisf...


  • The Importance of Analytics

    Bryan Merchant, Director of Software Engineering and IT Operations, Amplifire

    Matt Hays, Sr. Director of Research and Analytics, Amplifire

    Putting a value on data and what you can gain from analyzing your data varies by company. However, with the right focus and the right company culture, your company’s data can become one of its biggest assets both internally and externally. The Importance of Analytics does not just come from ...


2018 / Discussion Groups
2018 / Discussion Groups
  • Discussion Group: AI

    Moderated by your peers

    Everyone’s talking about AI being the next big shift, but will it become:

    A) the ubiquitous game-changer that permanently changes the landscape of numerous industries,

    B) another empty catch-all that the C-suite demands as ‘innovation’, or

    C) a tool that will blend into the ...


    Discussion Group: The Impact of IT on Culture (and vice versa)

    Moderated by your peers

    The IT Department has evolved from back-office, to business partner, and now to driver of strategy and innovation. This greater influence will bleed into how people interact internally and how the company is perceived externally. But are we prepared for this? Does this change the DNA of the CI...


  • Discussion Group: Insourcing vs Outsourcing

    Moderated by your peers

    Do you know what can be done in-house, and what is best having partners develop? What are your strengths compared to what is best not having to think about? Do economies of scale make sense to farm out certain tasks, or are you wasting money that could be better focused elsewhere?

    Pool i...


    Discussion Group: Cyber Threat Intelligence

    Moderated by your peers

    The best technological security measures mean nothing if you don’t know what you are protecting yourself against. This is the latest in our series of Cyber Discussion Groups, created for IT Directors, CISOs and CIOs to gain the most up-to-date information on what is going on in the world of ha...


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