Thursday July 27th, 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






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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 top most 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 rallied 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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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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Predictions Panel...

The predictions panel gives insight into what IT leaders 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 July 27th as we look to crown the 2017 CIO Minneapolis #ITpsychic

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Teena Piccione

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SVP Technology, Fidelity Investments


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 Minneapolis's leading IT strategists

10:00 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 Minneapolis'. To support their daily endeavors we'll introduce our sponsors who through cutting edge innovation in the enterprise have helped turn concept into reality.  

10:10 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

10:50 AM

Fireside Insight with Capriza who through a career of innovation has 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.

12:10 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

1:10 PM

2:30 PM

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

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!

2:00 PM

3:50 PM

Keynote; at CIOsynergy we partner with a world renowned keynotes that have pushed the limits and disrupted their industries with ground-breaking brands and innovation. From the founders of Netflix, Twitter, Square and Atari to the CEO's of Travelocity, and Apple they've shared their stories and inspired 1000's from our stage

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.

4:30 PM

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3:20 PM

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CIO, Fredrikson & Byron

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Tyrone Spratt  

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Steve Winckelman  

CIO,  Normandale Community College

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VP,Global Head of Technology,  Milestone AV Technologies

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VP of Engineering Services,  Bremer Financial Services

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