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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.

43 Advisors

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

0 Sponsors

Premier would like to extend a special thank you to the 2017 sponsors of this event.

107 Organizations

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


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


April 13, 2017

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.

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Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Convention Center

Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Convention Center


500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta, GA 30064
(770) 427-2500

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Advisory Council

  •  Chris Arrigali

    Chris Arrigali

    The Results Companies

    VP, Global IT

  •  Muthu Arumugham

    Muthu Arumugham

    Ebix, Inc.

    Corporate VP, Technology

  •  Robin Bienfait

    Robin Bienfait

    Samsung Electronics

    Retired Chief Enterprise Innovation Officer

  •  Virginia Bradley

    Virginia Bradley


    Founder, CEO & Publisher

  •  Derrick Brown

    Derrick Brown


    Manager, Marketing Systems Testing & Automation

  •  Curtis Carver Jr.

    Curtis Carver Jr.

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    VP, IT & CIO

  •  Dave Chatterjee

    Dave Chatterjee

    Senior Editor, Journal of Organizational Computing & Electronic Commerce

    Associate Professor, The University of Georgia

  •  Nick Coussoule

    Nick Coussoule

    BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

    SVP & CIO

  •  Keith Credendino

    Keith Credendino

    InterContinental Hotels Group

    VP, Product Management, Global Property Products & Systems

  •  Lee Crump

    Lee Crump

    Rollins, Inc.


  •  Mike Cusick

    Mike Cusick


    Former Director IT Infrastructure & Operations

  •  Nancy D'Amico

    Nancy D'Amico


    SVP & CIO

  •  Anne DeBeer

    Anne DeBeer

    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

    Former SVP & CIO/CFO

  •  John Dunbar

    John Dunbar

    Atlantic American Corporation

    VP, CIO

  •  Annemarie Eades

    Annemarie Eades

    University of West Georgia

    VP of IT

  •  Jay Ferro

    Jay Ferro


    Global Chief Information & Technology Officer

  •  Abraham George

    Abraham George

    Columbus State University

    CIO & VP of IT

  •  Chris Hackett

    Chris Hackett

    Empl.'s Ret. System of GA

    CIO / Director of IT

  •  Felicia Jones

    Felicia Jones


    VP - South Region

  •  Bob Keefe

    Bob Keefe

    Mueller Water Products


  •  Trey Keisler

    Trey Keisler

    GE Power & Water

    CIO - Field Services & Global Operations

  •  Stan Kubis

    Stan Kubis

    Boys & Girls Clubs of America


  •  Kathy M. Lamb

    Kathy M. Lamb

    Honeywell, Inc.

    Director of IT

  •  Errika Mallett

    Errika Mallett


    Membership Director

  •  Erik Martin

    Erik Martin


    AVP Technology

  •  Greg Morrison

    Greg Morrison

    Cox Enterprises, Inc.

    SVP & CIO

  •  Marie Mouchet

    Marie Mouchet

    Southern Company

    CIO, Southern Nuclear & Southern Power

  •  Chuck Musciano

    Chuck Musciano

    Osmose Utilities Services


  •  Kas Naderi

    Kas Naderi

    Atlanticus Holding Corporation

    CIO & SVP of Global Technology

  •  Karen Painter

    Karen Painter

    Turner Broadcasting

    SVP, Enterprise Applications

  •  Graeme Payne

    Graeme Payne


    SVP, Global Corporate Platforms

  •  Chris Petitt

    Chris Petitt

    Newell Rubbermaid

    VP, IT

  •  Kent Polzin

    Kent Polzin

    RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc.

    Executive Director, IT

  •  Venki Rao

    Venki Rao

    GE Energy Management

    CIO, Digital Energy

  •  Serena Sacks

    Serena Sacks

    Fulton County Schools


  •  Jaspal Sagoo

    Jaspal Sagoo

    Centers for Disease Control (CDC)


  •  Janet Sherlock

    Janet Sherlock



  •  Zareer Siganporia

    Zareer Siganporia

    DTI, LLC

    Sr. Director, PMO

  •  John Trainor

    John Trainor

    Aaron's Inc.

    CIO & SVP, Omnichannel

  •  Gautam Vyas

    Gautam Vyas


    VP, New Product Innovation & Enterprise Growth Initiatives

  •  Marcus Wasdin

    Marcus Wasdin

    Church's Chicken


  •  Dwain Wilcox

    Dwain Wilcox



  •  Sallie Wright

    Sallie Wright

    Fulton County Government



Join us this year in Marietta, GA as we discuss cutting-edge technologies with influential thought-leaders.


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