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About the Forum

Attendees across the region have come to expect a dynamic agenda with relevant, up-to-the-minute topics and exciting speakers who will share their wealth of knowledge and experience, helping you gain practical insights into your business challenges. The Premier CIO Forum includes powerful keynotes, informative breakouts, discussions with subject-matter experts, and cutting-edge solution providers.

10 Advisors

Our advisory council members offer valuable feedback to improve our event each year.

6 Sponsors

Premier would like to extend a special thank you to the 2019 sponsors of this event.

86 Organizations

These organizations have appointed one or more senior level executives to attend Atlanta CIO Forum.

Speakers

Speakers are hand-selected by our Advisory Council for their expertise and ability to translate big ideas into stunning presentations.

  •  Nathaniel Arnold

    Nathaniel Arnold

    GE Power

    VP & CIO, Global Operations

  •  Omer Awan

    Omer Awan

    Navicent Health

    SVP, CIO & CDO

  •  Jason James

    Jason James

    Optima Healthcare Solutions

    CIO

  •  Vish Narendra

    Vish Narendra

    Graphic Packaging International Inc

    SVP & CIO

  •  Ahsan Azmi

    Ahsan Azmi

    Fiserv

    Director Product Management

  •  Lee Crump

    Lee Crump

    Rollins, Inc.

    CIO

  •  Jason Drees

    Jason Drees

    Excel Coaching Team

    CEO, Head of Coaching

  •  Brandon Kenney

    Brandon Kenney

    Forsyth County, GA

    VP & CIO

  •  Christine Miles

    Christine Miles

    EQuipt, LLC

    Founder & President

  •  Harish Pandit

    Harish Pandit

    SunTrust Banks

    VP IT

  •  Robert Sheesley

    Robert Sheesley

    The Wrench Group

    CIO

  •  Marty Smith

    Marty Smith

    GreenSky, LLC

    CIO

  •  Hilton Sturisky

    Hilton Sturisky

    Crawford & Company

    Global CIO

  •  Dan Webber

    Dan Webber

    UST Global

    VP Technology, Executive Advisor

  •  Sallie Wright

    Sallie Wright

    Fulton County Government

    Former CIO

  •  Heather Zimmerman

    Heather Zimmerman

    Magenic

    Head of Digital Products

AGENDA

April 18, 2019

We have worked diligently to put together a stimulating and focused agenda, bringing together experts, visionaries and professionals from the IT industry. We look forward to sharing this exciting conference with you.

Event Emcee
Christine Miles, Founder & President, EQuipt, LLC

Facilitator
Christine Miles, Founder & President, EQuipt, LLC

Interviewee
Lee Crump, CIO, Rollins, Inc.

Interviewee
Vish Narendra, SVP & CIO, Graphic Packaging International Inc

Interviewee
Hilton Sturisky, Global CIO, Crawford & Company


At the Forum, people are at the center of all business. With constant digital bombardment and disruption its becoming even more complex to truly connect and communicate effectively especially in sales and at events.

Have you ever wondered how you could become more relatable? Christine Miles, with Executive Leaders Radio and Premier Connects is breaking out from the traditional conference event model to ensure quality networking by bringing a select few CIOs into the limelight to discover the secret of how to make connections that change conversations and drive business success.

Through a unique story gathering process Christine discovers who executives really are and what drove their success. It helps people understand that executives are real, human, relatable, role models and people.”

Presenter
Jason Drees, CEO, Head of Coaching, Excel Coaching Team


In business, success is usually measured in financial or corporate status. And in our quest to expand we often end up putting personal success in life in the back seat on our way to higher business success.  The most overlooked & misunderstood secret is this => the greater success in your personal life, the greater success in your professional life. In this interactive workshop, Master Coach Jason Drees will share tools & exercises to transform your leadership impact by guiding you into a higher level of personal alignment with success in your personal & professional life.

Presenter
Omer Awan, SVP, CIO & CDO, Navicent Health


The roles of the CIO and CDO have historically been well understood and distinct. As CIOs develop the capabilities needed to run the processes of the company (hire-to-retire, procure-to-pay, order-to-cash), the CDO looks after the marketing, intelligence, and insights surrounding the company’s customers and markets. The CDO moves at a fast pace and uses new technologies to respond to changing customers trends/needs quickly – while relying on solid, foundational IT. The evolution of digital technologies enables CDO insights and new engagements models, new services, and new products. However, is the CIO no longer needed? Is the dynamic provisioning of digital tools such as AI, ML, cloud, xAAS, and mobile rendering the CIO to caretaking position of legacy environments, or are the positions molding together and merging? This segment of the program aims to address the critical work of the CIO and the CDO and analyze why the positions are increasingly merging and what is needed to succeed. 
This time is carved out to discuss issues your organization faces with your peers during our lunch session.  This is a great opportunity to network and learn from others in your industry.

Moderator
Dan Webber, VP Technology, Executive Advisor, UST Global

Panelist
Jason James, CIO, Optima Healthcare Solutions

Panelist
Robert Sheesley, CIO, The Wrench Group

Panelist
Marty Smith, CIO, GreenSky, LLC

Panelist
Sallie Wright, Former CIO, Fulton County Government


Tom Peters is often quoted, “Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.” A diverse panel of CIOs will provide real-world insights they utilize in developing the next generation of IT leaders.  Servant leadership, mentoring, and succession planning will be discussed along with the roles each play within the office of the CIO. 

Presenter
Nathaniel Arnold, VP & CIO, Global Operations, GE Power


While finding talent today may not be challenging, attracting and retaining them can be.  We all too often focus on the upcoming generation titles and traits, trying to define what they want and how we can provide it.  Finding the intersection of what your company can genuinely offer as an experience with what they want is the value proposition that defines acceptance or rejection.  Chances are your people leaders today are of a different generation class, which may mean “flexible” is perceived more like “lazy.”  How you connect these generations is the key to leading in the divide.

Moderator
Heather Zimmerman, Head of Digital Products, Magenic

Panelist
Ahsan Azmi, Director Product Management, Fiserv

Panelist
Brandon Kenney, VP & CIO, Forsyth County, GA

Panelist
Harish Pandit, VP IT, SunTrust Banks


Customer Experience is the key to competitive advantage in today's organizations. Join Heather Zimmerman, Digital Product Consultant Practice Lead with Magenic, as she discusses with top technology executives the steps they are taking to foster a customer-centric culture and developing and executing their digital strategies to win in the marketplace.

Presenter
Christine Miles, Founder & President, EQuipt, LLC


Tapping into the stories of others to make deeper connections can be a transformative and powerful experience. Debriefing the experiences of your day and sharing stories helps further uncover how it can change conversations and business results. Learning how to go beyond today, and GATHER STORIES from your employees, customer and prospects is key to your continued development of your EQ. Christine Miles will arm you with the 6 most powerful questions you need in business to get the real story , gain insight, build trust and make meaningful connections to drive transformation in your business. 
After such an invigorating day of problem solving, connections and non-stop content, let’s “wine” down with some beverages. This is your chance to exchange ideas and really get to know those you briefly met or haven’t had the chance to! 

Join us in the networking pavilion for the reception you have stayed all day for. 


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Advisory Council

  •  Omer Awan

    Omer Awan

    Navicent Health

    SVP, CIO & CDO

  •  Lee Crump

    Lee Crump

    Rollins, Inc.

    CIO

  •  Jay Ferro

    Jay Ferro

    Quikrete

    CIO

  •  Chuck Musciano

    Chuck Musciano

    Osmose Utilities Services

    CIO

  •  Mark Farbman

    Mark Farbman

    SIM Atlanta Board Member

    VP of Sales, SSI

  •  Jason James

    Jason James

    Optima Healthcare Solutions

    CIO

  •  Jaspal Sagoo

    Jaspal Sagoo

    Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

    CTO

  •  Zareer Siganporia

    Zareer Siganporia

    Epiq

    Sr. Director, PMO

  •  Ed Wagner

    Ed Wagner

    Cox Enterprises, Inc.

    Director Business Platform Services & Enterprise Architecture

  •  Dan Webber

    Dan Webber

    UST Global

    VP Technology, Executive Advisor

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