Focus on Transformation for Business Growth Draws Award-Winning Chief Information Officers to CIO Magazine's 2012 The CIO Leadership Event

Framingham, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwire - Feb 23, 2012) - IDG's CIO, the executive-level IT media brand providing insight into business technology leadership, is bringing together more than 300 business and technology leaders to discuss transformation for business growth at The CIO Leadership Event on April 29 - May 1st at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort in Florida.

The CIO Leadership Event agenda has been shaped to provide actionable advice and insight on innovative business approaches for transforming the business to drive growth. Agenda highlights include:

  • General James Conway, Former Commandant of the US Marine Corps on winning strategies to get the best from yourself and your leadership team.
  • Louie Ehrlich, President of Chevron Information Technology Company & CIO of Chevron Corp., on the key IT/business challenges of transformation and growth.
  • Bill McCorey, SVP & CIO of Universal Orlando Resorts on how he set Universal's 135-person IT team on a more strategic business path.
  • Alan Matula, EVP & CIO of Royal Dutch Shell on how a multi-sourcing IT strategy drives cost efficiencies and innovations supporting business strategies worldwide.
  • David Johns, SVP & CIO of Owens Corning on the evolving CIO role in managing the customer experience.

The CIO Leadership Event sets itself apart from other IT industry gatherings with a highly participatory, interactive format of workshops, discussion panels, town hall sessions and case studies. "With our emphasis this year on business transformation and growth, we know IT leaders will be looking to collaborate with each other and compare strategies for success," said Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief of CIO magazine & Events. "We developed this agenda in concert with our CIO Executive Council, a sister organization that represents hundreds of CIOs from global businesses."

In The Strategic Partner Mandate: Town Hall Discussion, led by Kevin Kern, EVP & CTO, Global Operations and Technology, First Data and Alan Matula, EVP & CIO, Royal Dutch Shell plc, attendees and vendor executives will weigh in and tackle this challenging subject together from both sides of the table.

In a uniquely collaborative session -- the Hall of Fame Leadership Training Camp -- past and current CIO Hall of Fame inductees, CIO Executive Council mentors and Ones to Watch Award judges will share leadership advice with current and future CIOs.

The 3-day event will be capped by the dual awards ceremony honoring today's and tomorrow's outstanding leaders with the CIO Hall of Fame and the CIO Ones to Watch Awards.

Sponsors include Box and Dimension Data. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Adam Dennison, vice president/publisher, CIO at

The CIO Leadership Event is produced by CIO magazine in partnership with the CIO Executive Council.

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Registration Information

To register for The CIO Leadership Event, please call 800.355.0246, email, or visit to register online.

For more information about The CIO Leadership Event, including a complete agenda and list of presenters, please visit

About CIO
CIO produces award-winning content and community resources for information technology executives and leaders thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of business, as well as create opportunities for information technology and consumer marketers to reach them. The CIO portfolio includes, CIO magazine (launched in 1987), CIO Executive Programs and the CIO Executive Council. CIO properties provide business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT's role in achieving business goals. The U.S. edition of the magazine and website are recipients of more than 200 awards to date, including the American Society of Business Publication Editor's Top B-to-B Magazine since 2000 and two Grand Neals from the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards. CIO websites and printed publications appear in more than 25 countries, including Australia, Canada, Finland, India and Sweden. CIO Executive Programs -- a series of face-to-face conferences including the CIO 100 Awards & Symposium™ -- provide educational and networking opportunities for pre-qualified corporate and government leaders. The CIO Executive Council is a professional organization of CIOs created to serve as an unbiased and trusted peer advisory group. CIO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at

About the CIO Executive Council
The CIO Executive Council is a member-led executive organization, consisting of current and future business leaders working to impact the intersection of business, technology and strategy. Our mission is to foster measurable value for all members by enabling them, through peer reliance and outreach, to apply the knowledge, insights and best practices of their peers to the success of their enterprise and personal achievement. To learn more about the CIO Executive Council, visit

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