The quality of speakers and content is excellent. Worth blocking time to attend. Look forward to future events.

Joel Munch, Contract CIO - Colorado Hospital Association

This was a well-organized event and a great opportunity to meet with and learn from CIOs with a variety of backgrounds.

Christopher Mumby, CIO - City of Lansing

One of the best forums. I’m attending every year.

Avi Ashkenazi, COO & CIO - BHU USA

This was an OUTSTANDING forum. I learned a lot, found some great people to connect with and received some great nuggets!

Patrice Walker - North Carolina Central University

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


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.


11am – 1pm EST

Welcome & Introductions

  • Host
    Kim Ades, Founder & Co-Founder, Frame of Mind Coaching™ & The Journal That Talks Back™

Opening Keynote Consistent Growth in Times of Crisis: How To Lead Your IT Team Through Any Market Condition with Confidence, Conviction, and Impact

  • Moderator
    Kim Ades, Founder & Co-Founder, Frame of Mind Coaching™ & The Journal That Talks Back™
  • Panelist
    Thomas Blazek, CIO, Arconic
  • Panelist
    Steven Bugajski, VP & CIO, United States Steel Corporation
IT Leadership has never been more demanding or more challenging.  COVID has pushed our Leaders to stretch not only their time and their problem-solving skills to accommodate a virtual working environment, but it has also forced them to step up to the plate and lead with more confidence, conviction, and impact amid all the ambiguity we are facing.

In this session we will explore:
·Strategies and specific technologies that IT Leaders are using to keep their team engaged and rowing in the same direction
·What makes it possible for some IT Leaders to soar even in these challenging times
·Industry data to help navigate roadblocks and make better decisions
·Perspective and lessons learned from your Industry peers facing similar challenges
·How to deal with the stress, tension with an overwhelming workload
·How to juggle excellent performance with a LIFE
·Resources that are being used to overcome some of the toughest obstacles

General Session

General Session The Upgrade Your PCs and Macs Have Been Waiting For

Businesses need a solution that delivers a fast, modern work experience with simple deployment and effective, proactive security. Unfortunately, to upgrade existing hardware investments, you would normally need to rip and replace devices to experience this. In this presentation, you’ll see how Chrome OS Flex is enabling businesses to modernize their PC and Mac investments in a sustainable way. Chrome OS Flex is the cloud-first, easy-to-manage, fast, and secure operating system. It’s easy to deploy across your fleet and simple to try it to see what a cloud-first OS has to offer.

Closing Remarks

  • Host
    Kim Ades, Founder & Co-Founder, Frame of Mind Coaching™ & The Journal That Talks Back™


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