Used with permission from TableGroup.com. Written by Patrick Lencioni. Original posting can be found here.
At this year’s Premier CIO Forum in Hartford, CT, there was a unique occurrence. There was a major focus on increasing young women’s participation in IT, and an awards ceremony was held for the NCWIT ‘Aspirations in Computing’ Award, which recognizes high school women who are active and interested in computing and technology. This year twenty-five women were honored with the award. All winners were very grateful for being acknowledged for their accomplishments, and we are immensely proud of what these people have done at such a young age!
In order to successfully run events, you need to know what your audience wants to hear and see. At Premier Event Management, we value the input of our attendees. After all, they are the lifeblood of our CIO forums. If our audience is not satisfied, then our events will not provide value. So far, however, our forums are alive and well! This is because we strive to know exactly what CIOs and other attendees are interested in within the current IT atmosphere. We administer pre-conference and post-conference surveys, as well as consult our executive advisory board, in order to find out what went well and what needs improvement, as well as what CIOs would like to hear about at the conferences. From our surveys, we have noticed some prevalent trends in IT interests this year, and none of them are particularly surprising given the current IT environment. We have found that these topics vary in popularity depending on the city, but they are always somewhere in the top three.
There are a myriad of conferences all over the world, designed for countless fields of work. At Premier, we focus on conferences for IT professionals, and specifically CIOs. These conferences are held in various cities across the country, and provide great information to business professionals. However, attending conference can be an investment of time, money, and people, and may not seem worth it all of the time. In today’s blog, we will be taking a look at 5 reasons why IT professionals should attend conferences, so that your next conference experience is valuable and worthwhile.
Phil Weinzimer has shared his presentation from our Central Florida conference for anyone that is interested in downloading a copy. Download PDF
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Bryce Austin, CIO & CISO at Digineer and Phil Weinzimer are veteran speakers for CIO Forums throughout the nation. Read their new interview regarding cloud security that was published through CIO.com.
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