Premier Connects CIO conference is the one conference I make sure I attend every year it comes to town. I have always come away a more informed and empowered CIO.

Michael Pompey, CIO - Philadelphia Youth Network

When it comes to hosting events whether they be in person or virtual Premier Connects is best in class. The events are well organized, well moderated and contains relevant topics with impressive speakers.

George Reichert, CIO - Genworth Financial

Exceeded my expectations for a virtual CIO forum, well planned and executed with no disruptions. Topics and speakers were very enriching, virtually engaging and thought provoking. Talk Shifts tips were practical yet profound, this alone was a true gift to take away from the event.

Kevin Wilkins, CIO - City of Fort Collins

Despite the requirements to stay at home, the pilgrimage to our at home desks to reach across the miles, share our experiences, our motivations and struggles for the greater good was achieved at a Virtual Premier event.

Allan Jacks, CISO - Rolka Loube


11am – 2pm EST

Welcome & Introductions From Reset to Thrive: How to Lead a Growth Journey

  • Host
    Dr. Rebecca Homkes, Lecturer, Director, London Business School, Strategic Management Centre
Uncertainty challenges leadership teams to adapt, and to navigate their organizations through a journey of surviving (stabilizing the business with a growth mindset) to resetting (updating the existing direction and plans) in order to thrive or dramatically grow and prosper. Dr. Homkes will kick off our discussions by discussing the Survive Reset Thrive journey and how to lead the transition from reset to thrive. She will share stories of successful companies that are building robust organizations for growth and provide insights of how you can do the same! Then she will introduce her B.L.A.S.T framework that describes successful high-growth companies and their teams prepare for a successful growth path. She will challenge us as CIOs to embrace the challenge and build organizations ready to blast off and grow!

Opening Keynote A Closer Look at 2021s Most Innovative CIOs

Globally and across a range of industries, 2020 took existing patterns of activity for CIOs and sped them up radically and unexpectedly. Some organizations were more prepared than others. However, a select few overachieving teams solved these challenges in remarkably creative ways. In this session, we will dig deeper on strategies that allow for companies to not only survive, but thrive. In addition, we will explore companies who ‘broke the mold’ in 2020 and the strategies they plan to adopt as they take on 2021.

General Session The Way Forward

  • Presenter
    Spencer Levy, Chairman of Americas Research and Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE
The pandemic has completely disrupted how we live, work and play. Join an expert from CBRE discuss their thoughts on The Way Forward for the economy and commercial real estate, especially as conditions evolve due to a new U.S. administration and the vaccine.

General Session The Brave of Heart Fund – Taking Care of the Families of Healthcare Workers Who Risk Their Lives Every Day

  • Presenter
    Heather Nesle, President, Vice President, New York Life Foundation, New York Life Insurance Company
As we look back on one of the most turbulent years in Healthcare history, most of us sought shelter from the COVID-19 crisis while brave frontline workers put themselves in harm’s way to help those who desperately need it – risking their lives every day to save ours. Healthcare leaders across the industry are still looking for ways to honor the efforts and sacrifices of healthcare workers during the pandemic. In this session, Heather Nesle, President of New York Life Foundation will detail how NY Life and Cigna came together to create The Brave of Heart Fund and how you, as an IT Leader can help.

General Session Getting to Value From a Cloud of Data

  • Presenter
    Marianne Slight, Product Manager, Cloud Healthcare Analytics, Google Cloud
Consolidating your enterprise's data provides opportunities for analytics and AI to impact use cases that you have never been able to do before. However, getting to those end use cases can feel like a race to catch up as the data sources proliferate. This session will provide a roadmap on how to get ahead of the data.

General Session Modernizing the Delivery of Healthcare with Chrome Enterprise

  • Presenter
    Mike Puzen, Regional Sales Manager, Chrome OS, Google Chrome
Cloud-powering practitioners and healthcare staff on the frontlines with cloud-native solutions frees up more of their time for patient care. Chrome OS provides fast access to information for practitioners, a better patient experience, and devices that are easy to manage and deploy. Learn more about how Chrome Enterprise can help you modernize the delivery of healthcare while integrating with your existing infrastructure.

Closing Remarks Are you Ready to Grow?

  • Host
    Dr. Rebecca Homkes, Lecturer, Director, London Business School, Strategic Management Centre
We will pull together key insights and end with a call to action including recapping shared guidance on how CIOs can lead their organizations, accelerate learning and thrive through 2021 and beyond.

CIO Industry Forum | Healthcare


Premier Sponsors

Premier would like to extend a special thank you to the 2021 sponsors of this event.