Premier Connects Virtual CIO Roundtable was an excellent opportunity to share and learn from the experience of others.

Karen Swift, CIO - Marshall Dennehey

Great insight as to where people are in this time of upheaval. The breakout sessions where we could directly interact with our peers was a great opportunity to hear what actions others were taking.

Jeff Keating - Neurabilities Healthcare

This CIO event has provided a great forum with which we can exchange ideas and discuss business challenges with peers, but also to hear solutions to opportunities you have yet to face.

John Janthor - Radwell International

Great opportunity to mingle with colleagues and share best practices as well as gain insight to others value added solutions in the IT realm.

Janice D'Amico - Thai Summit America


Welcome & Introductions

  • Emcee
    Brian Watson, Partner, Traction Technology & Author, Confessions of a Successful CIO

Opening Keynote Candid CIO Conversations about Compassion in Business

  • Moderator
    Krister Ungerböck, Founder, Tech CEO, Author, The global Talk SHIFT ™ movement
  • Panelist
    Rona Bunn, CIO, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA)
  • Panelist
    Jamie Holcombe, CIO, United States Patent & Trademark Office
  • Panelist
    Jason Gray, CIO, U.S. Department of Education
Build Better Bosses — and Become One

Strained and estranged relationships are everywhere in business. Salespeople are frustrated by the finance people, customer service and operations people are frustrated by salespeople, and everyone is frustrated by the IT people.

It’s time to shift the conversation.

In this session, you will learn unconventional communication techniques that can make your year, or your career. You will discover how to:

• Increase employee engagement, leadership communication and growth
• Become a better partner, parent and boss using these 10 statements
• Speak like an emotional Einstein
• Lead people to their solutions, not yours
• Cultivate increased connection, compassion, and commitment

Learn language changes that make a big difference — in business, in partnership and in life.

General Session COVID 19 and The Future of Work

  • Spencer Levy, Chairman of Americas Research and Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE
The COVID-19 pandemic is a unique event that is altering business practices globally. One of the most significant is how businesses are adapting to the situation in both the short and long-term. Which of these changes are temporary and which are secular shifts that will alter global economies moving forward? Spencer Levy, Chairman of CBRE's Americas Research and Senior Economic Advisor, shares his thoughts distilled from meetings with over 150,000 commercial real estate professionals in the last three months. He is regularly quoted in major business publications and frequently is a guest on business television, including Bloomberg, CNBC, PBS and Fox Business.

General Session Innovation, Keep Businesses Running, Even Working From Home

Chrome Enterprise is a modern, secure solution that empowers workers to be productive working from home while keeping devices secure and allowing IT to manage devices remotely. Join this session to learn more about the benefits of Chrome Enterprise and Chrome Browser, and how resources to get started.

Closing Remarks

  • Emcee
    Brian Watson, Partner, Traction Technology & Author, Confessions of a Successful CIO

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