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CIO Perspectives Incorporates State of the CIO Benchmarking Research Into Networking Discussions

FRAMINGHAM, MA — (Marketwired) — 04/11/13 — IDG-s — the executive-level IT media brand providing insight into business technology leadership — in partnership with the , announces new CIO Perspectives sponsor offerings to foster interaction. The forums are one-day regional, invitation-only, gatherings of CIOs from mid to large-sized companies that connect peers and solutions providers with each other.

forums provide an ideal atmosphere for solution providers to develop relationships with enterprise CIOs and lead discussions on key business and technology topics during scheduled sessions and breaks. In 2013, two additional networking opportunities have been incorporated:

– In this casual, fast-paced session, participating sponsors will meet and talk in small-group discussions with attendees on the tech and business priorities outlined in the research. This executive networking session will highlight individual perspectives and new connections for everyone in the room.

– This sponsorship opportunity includes two fifteen minute pre-scheduled face-to-face meetings with qualified attendees.

“The quality of attendees at CIO Perspectives conferences is always very high, and the intimate nature of the event fosters high-value networking,” said Samir Gulati, vice president of Marketing at Appian. “The Executive Networking service is a way to focus that networking time even more directly.”

The new networking opportunities will expand conversations allowing solution providers to share their vision and customer success stories in a collaborative and educational environment. “We are excited to facilitate new opportunities for IT decision-makers and solution providers to have an open dialogue, through Executive Networking and the Executive Briefing sponsorship,” said Adam Dennison, vice president and publisher, CIO.

CIOs and business leaders will fill the agenda and focus on the enterprise impact and opportunities that cloud, social, mobile, big data and consumerization of IT investments provide. Additionally, leadership topics will be included, from vendor management to the CIO/CMO relationship and talent management and development.

The kicked off and debuted the new sponsor opportunities in on February 27, 2013, which was followed by on March 13, 2013. After attending the CIO Perspectives Dallas forum, one attendee stated, “Great topics, interesting peers and a format that encourages interaction — tough combo to beat.”

Scheduled for April 17th, the forum has an outstanding lineup of speakers including: Kevin Horner, president, CEO and director, Mastech, Inc.; Dave Finnegan, chief information and interactive officer, Build-A-Bear Workshop; Michael Rodgers, EVP and CIO, Saks Fifth Ave; and Michelle McKenna-Doyle, SVP and CIO, National Football League.

April 17, 2013 | New York, NY

May 22, 2013 | San Francisco, CA

June 12, 2013 | Washington, DC

July 17, 2013 | Boston, MA

September 18, 2013 | Chicago, IL

November 13, 2013 | Houston, TX

December 11, 2013 | Los Angeles, CA

To learn more about the conference or to register visit , call 800.883.9090 or email: .

Series sponsors include AirWatch, AlgoSec, Appian, Box, China Telecom, Citrix Systems, Inc, Clear Peak, Comcast, Compuware, Dimension Data, EarthLink, Flexera Software, Infragistics, IntelliCorp, IntraLinks, K2, Mezeo Software, Micro Focus, MOBI Wireless Management, NetIQ, Pythian, Quest Software, Rackspace, Randstad Technologies, Seamless Technologies, Silver Peak, Software AG, Stefanini IT Solutions, ViaWest, VMware, WatchDox, Inc., WatchGuard, WHIPTAIL and Windstream Communications. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Adam Dennison, vice president & publisher, CIO at .

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 portfolio — CIO.com, CIO magazine (launched in 1987), CIO executive programs, CIO custom solutions, CIO Forum on LinkedIn, 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 .

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Heather Davis
Marketing & PR Specialist
IDG Enterprise


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