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

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, VP IT - Radwell International

Somehow Premier Connects is able to make any event feel welcoming and intimate, whether the venue is a prestigious country club, a university auditorium, or a Zoom meeting, I always feel comfortably connected with my peers.

Adam Gunnett, Director of IT - Busy Beaver

I would have loved to see everyone in person but for an online only event, this was really well done. Felt large and informative yet personal at the same time. The Uber Eats was a nice touch.

Larry Berger, IT Director - SKC, Inc.

Speakers

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.

Agenda

9am -12pm EST

Welcome & Introductions

Opening Keynote Building Deeper Connections Within an Isolated Workforce

  • Presenter
    Susan Drumm, CEO & Chief Empowerment Officer, Meritage Leadership Development
With the Great Resignation looming large, much of the national conversation seems to leap to 'What can leaders do to retain and recruit top talent?' This type of question leads straight into action-oriented solutions like 'offer flexible hours' or 'adopt a hybrid return-to-work model.' But there are deeper problems that underpin the widespread resignations and crisis of engagement happening now. Susan shares her insights on how leaders should approach these issues and thus address the retention and connection problems at its root.

General Session Driving Cybersecurity Resilience in Uncertain Times

The long list of priorities that CISOs face never seems to shorten. Prioritizing which tools and capabilities should be invested in is one of a CISOs core responsibilities. Securing your remote workforce, ransomware response and data breach preparation are a few of the items that are top of mind. In this session, we’ll talk with top information security executives on where they will be directing their attention going into 2022.

General Session The Way Forward

  • Presenter
    Spencer Levy, Global Chief Client Officer & Sr Economics 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.

Closing Remarks

CIO FORUM | PITTSBURGH

9.15.21

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