March has left us behind, and with it so has the Boston CIO Forum! Held on March 21 at the Westin Waltham Boston, this first forum has inspired us to keep on pushing to make great events. If the first event of the season sets the tone for the other upcoming events, then we can be satisfied. The Boston CIO Forum was an incredible success, not only from our perspective but also from the perspective of everyone involved.
Premier Event Management, based out of Portland, OR, is known for putting on the Premier CIO Forum in over 15 cities around the country every year. As such, all of Premier’s branding has been under the moniker of “Premier CIO”. Recently, Premier has adopted a number of other events other than the CIO Forum, and as such the company feels that a new brand and name is in order. From now on, Premier Connects will take the place of Premier CIO as the main name and branding on Premier Event Management.
When it comes to an event or conference, there is one major choice that can determine the entire feel and theme of the whole thing. The choice between making the day open or closed to the public is an early decision in the process of creating your event and will define it going forward.
The Electronic Crimes Task Forces will be speaking at the Premier CIO Forums throughout the 2017 season of conferences. The ECTF is a network of tasks forces created by the US Secret Service in 1995 to fight cyber threats and internet fraud. With 39 total tasks forces, we are able to have different speakers in each of our cities, keeping the information and delivery diverse. We are looking forward to the ECTF speakers this year, and we hope you are too! Register for the CIO Forums here.
At the conclusion of every Forum, the SIM Chapter President is gratefully handed a check written by Premier Event Management. Since the first partnership in Philadelphia in 2002 Premier has believed in SIM’s mission to bring together IT leaders to share, network and give back to their communities. Programs like APC (Advanced Practices Council), RLF (Regional Leadership Forum), SIG (Special Interests Group) and STEM are what mold IT leaders to be the best version of themselves and allow others to follow in their footsteps. Just this year Premier has donated $78,250 to various SIM chapters across the globe. To learn more about Premier and our partners, visit the PremierCIO website.
This year SIMposium was located in Uncasville, CT taking place at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino and the Premier team had the pleasure of attending the 2016 SIMposium and experience the event as attendees. The theme for the event was “20/20 Vision: The Future is Now”, which was conveyed through unique tracks on the agenda including; Leadership in 2020, Risk Management, The Future of Work, and Inside SIM. Seven Chapters of SIM helped work with the National SIM Committee and Advisory Council to put together the event. This event is always a great way to connect all of the SIM Chapters, IT Executives, and Technology Solution Providers in one space to discuss today’s business environment, gain inspiration, sharpen leadership skills, and make new connections.
Every year Premier tries new ways to incorporate change, make connections, and liven things up. At our Portland CIO Forum this past October we did just that! We worked with our partner, the Portland SIM Chapter, to incorporate a Kick-Off event the night prior to the CIO Forum to encompass their monthly SIM Chapter meeting as a way to foster new relationships between the attending CIO Forum attendees and the SIM Chapter Members. This turned out to be quite a hit, and created such a great buzz for the forum that we are going to try Kick-Off events at our other CIO Forums in 2017!
As we say goodbye to the fall months, we say hello to a few months off from CIO forums. With our Minnesota event on December 5th, we can breathe a sigh of relief until the forums start back up with The 2017 Boston CIO Forum, on March 21st. However, we aren’t going to sit idly by until March. We have some hard work to do in order to pack the place in March. Plus, we have a lot of top secret projects in the works that we are sure you’ll love!
On November 1st and 2nd in the Portland Convention Center, hundreds of conference-goers and vendors gathered to share in the teaching and learning of emergency preparedness and emergency leadership skills. The Emergency Preparedness Leadership Forum is the project of Daniel Terry, a Premier Event Management partner. We were extremely happy to assist in the first ever EPLF.