Focus on Innovation and Business Transformation Draws Award-Winning Chief Information Officers to CIO Magazine’s 2011 CIO 100 Symposium

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – July 27, 2011 – Accelerating business benefits through innovative use of information technology tops the agenda for hundreds of business and technology leaders gathering August 14-16th at the CIO 100 Symposium and Awards Ceremony in Colorado Springs, CO.

The CIO 100 Symposium agenda has been shaped to provide actionable advice and insight on inventive business approaches focusing on productive, sustainable growth. Agenda highlights include:

  • Jeff Keisling, CIO of Pfizer on IT’s role in the business transformation after the merger with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.
  • Joe Seibert, CIO of the New York Times on how a new digital subscription platform is rewriting the future of this iconic brand.
  • Anna Ewing, CIO of NASDAQ on the expanding role of IT in bringing new customers to the world’s largest exchange.
  • Madge Meyer, EVP and Chief Innovation Officer of State Street Corp. on the impact of continual innovation on competitive advantage.
  • David Zanca, Senior VP of FedEx Services on the convergence of IT, business strategy and innovation.
  • Greg Schwartz, CIO of USAA on how companies can “democratize” the innovation process to drive greater collaboration throughout the enterprise.
  • Best-Selling Business Authors Marshall Goldsmith (“What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” and “Mojo”) and Chris Trimble (“The Other Side of Innovation”) on how top executives can re-energize themselves and their teams to execute more effectively on innovative ideas.

“IT is such an essential part of business in every industry today,” said Adam Dennison, VP and Associate Publisher of CIO. “We see that reflected in the rising levels of influence CIOs have as they help their companies enter new markets, develop new products and create new revenue streams from innovative use of IT. The CIO 100 Symposium will highlight successful IT innovation that will provide a blueprint for other organizations to implement IT initiatives to drive business value.”

The CIO 100 Symposium sets itself apart from other IT industry gatherings with a more collaborative, interactive approach in panel discussions, workshops and special sessions.

In the CIO 100 Innovators Workshop, for example, attendees will join small-group discussions with any of a dozen award-winning projects from companies such as BNY Mellon, Dreamworks Animation, FedEx Freight, The Gap, H&R Block, NBC News, PNC Financial, Sprint Nextel and more.

In a uniquely collaborative session run by the CIO Executive Council, top IT and business executives from Toyota Motor Sales, Eaton Corp., Eurpac Services, Cross Country Automotive and Texas Children’s Hospital will conduct a workshop on improving business stakeholder relationships with IT. The audience will have a chance to join the discussion in small groups to identify best practices.

The 3-day event will be capped by the CIO 100 Awards Presentation and Dinner celebrating 100 organizations, and the people within them, that use IT in innovative ways to deliver business value, whether by creating competitive advantage, optimizing business processes, enabling growth or improving relationships with customers.

Sponsors include Juniper Networks, AMD, BackOffice Associates, Box, Cisco, Cognizant, CompuCom, Dell, IDC Insights, Information Builders, Microsoft, Motorola Mobility, NASDAQ OMX Group, NTT Communications, SAS, T-Systems and Workday.

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CIO 100 Symposium and Awards Ceremony is produced by CIO magazine in partnership with the CIO Executive Council.

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Registration Information
To register for CIO 100 Symposium 2011, please call 800.883.9090, email, or visit to register online.

For more information about CIO 100 Symposium and Awards Ceremony 2011, 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(TM)—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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