Mobility perks vs. pain points: A senior IT dinner hosted by SearchCIO editors and independent experts

If the compelling opportunities mobility affords both users and “the business” are overshadowed by its (conquerable) challenges, then you can't afford to miss our next executive dinner discussion - coming to San Jose on Thursday, July 29th.

Each year, the award-winning editors of select an industry expert and 15 IT executives from each city to attend our CIO360 networking event: an exclusive, invitation-only roundtable dialogue where attendees can share their knowledge around current IT demands and trends - and gain feedback on any technology concerns they have over dinner, drinks, and dessert on us.

The theme for 2014 is on managing mobility and we've chosen Arcadia at the Mariott in San Jose, as the ideal settings for guest speaker, Dean Lane, an acclaimed author and CIO veteran with global experience, to deliver a brief yet informative presentation - and answer any questions you have - on how to simultaneously strengthen your mobile defense strategy and leverage mobility to:

  • Gain immediate competitive advantage
  • Develop and execute on new sources of revenue
  • Maximize collaboration, productivity, and innovation

RSVP to attend this intimate, face-to-face after-work event where you'll learn how to proactively embrace mobility to achieve your critical business objectives, and in turn, demonstrate that IT is a strategic business resource, not just a reactive enabler. Just by showing up you'll also be automatically entered into a raffle to win one of our prize giveaways including tickets to see the San Francisco Giants play the Philadelphia Phillies!

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Dates and locations

Tues. June 24

Dallas, TX
Ruth's Chris Steak House
17840 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX 75287

Tues. July 29

San Jose, CA
Arcadia, at the Marriott
100 W. San Carlos Street.
San Jose, CA, 95113

Featured hosts

Dean Lane Bio
Founder & Partner, The Office of the CIO
Christina Torode Bio
Editorial Director
SearchCIO, TechTarget
Linda Tucci Bio
Executive Editor
SearchCIO, TechTarget
Jeff Trbovich Bio
Worldwide Business Executive, IBM MobileFirst Solutions
Michael Ziegler Bio
Director, Enterprise Mobile Solutions, IBM


5:30 PM

Networking Reception
Enjoy drinks while everyone arrives and mingle with your peers in an informal kick-off to the evening

6:15 PM

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Guest speaker and event moderator Dean Lane sets the stage for the evening’s discussion by explaining how IT executives are helping their businesses evolve and gain a competitive advantage through mobility

6:30 PM

Dinner and Discussion
Over a delicious steak dinner, Dean Lane leads a discussion focused on striking a balance between IT control, user demands, and business requirements. Attendees are encouraged to share their own experiences and successes – and to compare those to the observations of Dean and our on-site editorial team

7:30 PM

Dessert and IBM Presentation
Learn about the latest mobility tools in the market and how to navigate the purchasing process with ease

7:45 PM

Q&A and Wrap-up
Ask Dean any pressing questions you have about new mobility trends and their impact on your unique IT environment

8:30 PM

Raffle/Event Adjourns
Find out the winners of the raffle. Bring business cards in case you want to keep in touch with anyone after the event

What previous attendees say

"True networking at the highest level." -- Fortune 500 CIO, finance industry

"The quality of the attendees made the difference." -- Fortune 500 VP of IT, manufacturing industry

"Good forum to connect and share ideas." – Fortune 500 Senior Director of Development Business Technology, healthcare industry

"Comfortable, intimate setting." -- Director of IS Client Services, manufacturing industry

"Good dialog; open and candid, with a diverse range of experiences with attendees." – Fortune 500 Director of Information Technology, construction industry

"Relaxed networking with very interesting colleagues." – Assistant Director of Informatics, healthcare industry

"Open discussion; learning others' problems and mapping to my problems." – Fortune 500 Senior Director of Information Systems, manufacturing industry

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UPDATED: In addition to a free bottle of wine, attendees will also be entered to win:

2 tickets to see the Philadelphia Phillies at San Francisco Giants

When: Friday, August 15, 2014, 7:15 p.m. PDT
Where: Premium Lower Box, behind home plate, AT&T Park

The SearchCIO360˚ event fosters professional relationships and builds upon a community of peer best practice exchanges. Participants are invited to continue the discussion on our private LinkedIn forum following the dinner.

SearchCIO360 contact

For questions about your registration or the event agenda please contact:

Jeremy Caci
Delegate Relations Manager
Tel: 617-431-9701