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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.

34 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.

118 Organizations

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


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


June 8, 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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Experience the comfort of our Embassy Suites by Hilton Cleveland Rockside hotel in Independence, Ohio. Located at the intersection of I-480 and I-77, with easy access to Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cleveland Zoo and Cleveland Clinic Foundation, which are only minutes away.

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Advisory Council

  •  Jane Alexander

    Jane Alexander

    Cleveland Museum of Art


  •  Pete Anderson

    Pete Anderson

    Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority


  •  John Broerman

    John Broerman

    TTI Floor Care North America

    Director of IT

  •  William (Bill) Eline

    William (Bill) Eline


    VP & CIO

  •  Jeff Farkas

    Jeff Farkas

    Roetzel & Andress


  •  John Fleischer

    John Fleischer


    SVP & CIO

  •  Steven Gaj

    Steven Gaj

    Cleveland VA Medical Center


  •  George Gazdick

    George Gazdick

    Squire, Patton, Boggs LLP

    Global CIO

  •  Kathy Golden

    Kathy Golden


    EVP & CTO

  •  Jim Hallman

    Jim Hallman

    Invacare Corporation

    Director of Business Applications

  •  Steve Hammond

    Steve Hammond

    Kichler Lighting


  •  Michael Hickman

    Michael Hickman

    Department of Veterans Affairs

    Network CIO

  •  Brian Kelley

    Brian Kelley

    Ohio Turnpike & Infrastructure Commission


  •  Matthew LoPiccolo

    Matthew LoPiccolo


    Vice President Customer Service & Supply Chain

  •  Steve Lubowicz

    Steve Lubowicz

    N2Y LLC


  •  Brian McDonald

    Brian McDonald

    Lubrizol Corporation

    Director, Information Systems Infrastructure

  •  Michael McManamon

    Michael McManamon

    Cleveland Sight Center


  •  Ken Munyon

    Ken Munyon

    V2 Technology

    Information Systems & Technology Leader

  •  Jennifer Murphy

    Jennifer Murphy

    Dealer Tire

    Director Information Solutions

  •  Louis Penny

    Louis Penny



  •  David Phillips

    David Phillips


    Director of IT

  •  Sandra Rapp

    Sandra Rapp

    The Timken Company

    VP & CIO

  •  Lori Reeves

    Lori Reeves

    Rose Community Management

    Director, Operation Services

  •  Mario Shahidian

    Mario Shahidian

    Steris Corp

    VP & CIO

  •  Ned Sherry

    Ned Sherry

    Kinetico Incorporated

    Director IT

  •  Mark Silver

    Mark Silver

    Cleveland Clinic

    Interim CISO

  •  Brian Skusa

    Brian Skusa


    Market Vice President

  •  George Slogik

    George Slogik

    Lincoln Electric Company

    Global Director, IT Business Solutions

  •  Dawn Swit

    Dawn Swit

    Next IT Staffing


  •  Troy Thomas

    Troy Thomas

    Wells Fargo

    SVP Information Security

  •  Joe Vincent

    Joe Vincent

    Progressive Insurance

    IT Manager

  •  Tom Wojnarowski

    Tom Wojnarowski

    Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA)


  •  Jennie Zamberlan

    Jennie Zamberlan

    Avantia, Inc.


  •  Kevin Zelina

    Kevin Zelina

    Materion Corporation

    Project Manager-Analyst


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


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

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