The CIO Conference provides me with teh time to sharpen my axe with other technology practitioners to enable me to continue to move my organization towards its goals. I do my best every year to make sure I attend this event. It is well worth the time away from my projects & colleagues to better myself & the field. Do not miss this event.

Michael, Pompey - Philadelphia Youth Network

Unlike other CIO events which focus exclusively on technology, the Philadelphia Premier CIO Forum is unique in that it focuses on the soft skills required to be a successful CIO.

Ben Cabrera

The best informative and collaborative event for Senior IT executives in the Philadelphia area. Not to be missed.

Valery Boyarsky, COO - Library of Automation Technologies (LAT)


Check-In & Peer-to-Peer Networking Breakfast

Welcome & Introductions

Opening Keynote Humanizing the C-Suite

At the Forum, people are at the center of all business. With constant digital bombardment and disruption its becoming even more complex to truly connect and communicate effectively especially in sales and at events.

Have you ever wondered how you could become more relatable? Christine Miles, with Executive Leaders Radio and Premier Connects is breaking out from the traditional conference event model to ensure quality networking by bringing a select few CIOs into the limelight to discover the secret of how to make connections that change conversations and drive business success.

Through a unique story gathering process Christine discovers who executives really are and what drove their success. It helps people understand that executives are real, human, relatable, role models and people.

Break - Networking Pavilion

General Session Revitalized and Reimagined Through Talent and Technology

  • Moderator
    Dan Roberts, CEO, Ouellette & Associates
  • Panelist
    Tom Anfuso, Global CIO, Chubb
  • Panelist
    Lily Benjamin, SVP Leadership Development & Org Design, Global Talent & Organizational Development Executive
  • Panelist
    Martin Davis, CIO, EVP, Southern Company
The IT agenda for 2019 is bigger and bolder than ever. Modernization. Automation. Transformation. Digitization. Acceleration. Innovation. The demands placed upon today’s CIO and IT overall have never been greater. Join our panel of experts and hear how they are addressing these realities, moving IT higher up the business value curve as “Innovative Anticipators ™” and positioning their companies as industry disruptors.

Transition - Speaker Change

General Session What Got Me There Couldn’t Get Me Here: The Journey to the C-Suite

How does a shy kid grow up to become the CTO of a Fortune 5 company? What is the secret sauce that differentiates leaders in disruptive times? In this rare (and vulnerable) fireside-chat you will learn how a career journey of constant self analysis, intense situational awareness and pushing through the discomfort zone can help you push through your next “glass ceiling”!

Break - Networking Pavilion

Lunch Table Talk Rountables

This time is carved out to discuss issues your organization faces with your peers during our lunch session. This is a great opportunity to network and learn from others in your industry.

General Session Partnering with Executive Leadership to Drive Technology Transformation

  • Moderator
    Kim Susko, Director, Technology, RSM US LLP
  • Panelist
    Martin Sachs, Sr. Manager Enterprise Application, Frontline Education
  • Panelist
    Angelo Valletta, Chair, Supervisory Committee for the Board of Directors, EagleOne Federal Credit Union
This fireside chat will discuss the following items~
-Making the case for change with CFOs, CEOs, COOs and other senior leaders
-Positioning IT to be successful securing buy in and support for initiatives
-Leveraging your teams unique skill sets
-Navigating new implementations
-Overcoming common challenges….lessons learned

Break - Networking Pavilion

General Session Digital Transformation is not just about Technology

-Digital Transformation is about how the business is looking to align with a strategy to fundamentally change how it operates, engages with its customers to deliver value and competes in the market.

-The process of digital transformation has to deal with uncertainty and responding quickly to change. As a result, traditional hierarchies and organizational structures get in the way. It’s best to establish a cross functional product team that’s kept somewhat separate from the rest of the organization with it’s own decision authority and then scale this to the rest of the organization once it is implemented successfully.

-The approach to the design of technology solutions that enable this transformation needs to be very customer (consumer, employee, client) centric with a deep understanding of user motivation and needs.

Transition - Speaker Change

ELR Wrap Up Beyond Today, the 6 Most Powerful Questions You Need to Know

Executive Exchange

After such an invigorating day of problem solving, connections and non-stop content, let’s “wine” down with some beverages. This is your chance to exchange ideas and really get to know those you briefly met or haven’t had the chance to!

Join us in the networking pavilion for the reception you have stayed all day for.

Admittance by Conference Badge Only.

Mobile App

Our mobile app allows you to view our information like never before! Get engaged with other attendees, view speakers and session details, get involved with group discussions, meet our advisory council and sponsors, and much, much more!

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How to Download Your Event App

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  2. Download the App
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Premier Sponsors

Premier would like to extend a special thank you to the 2019 sponsors of this event.