The CIO Initiative Summit – Savannah 2020 Update

We are looking forward to the Savannah 2020 Summit this year and are very happy with the number of C-level technology executives who have already committed to attend the event as well as the experience that they bring. We are continuing to look for a few speakers to fill some final spots and are in the late stages of setting the agenda for the program. We are certain that attendees of this year’s summit will find the sessions informative and enlightening.

We know there are some concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and how it may affect our Savannah Summit on June 10th and 11th.  We are closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation and how it may impact this upcoming conference. However, as our event is still three months away, we are moving forward with the Savannah Summit as planned.  Our hope is that in the next three months, COVID-19 will be under control not just for our event, but for the country as a whole.

Announcing the 2020 CIO Initiative Summit

The CIO Initiative Summit - Savannah 2020

The CIO Initiative is thrilled to announce that the 4th Annual CIO Initiative Summit will be held June 10-11, 2020 at the prestigious Perry Lane Hotel in Savannah, Georgia. 

The CIO Summit brings together CIO thought leaders from top corporations for a day and a half of best practice sharing, networking, and collaboration.  This exclusive, invitation only event provides an intimate setting for technology executives to come together to collaborate on innovative and effective strategies to rise and stay ahead of the technology leadership curve. The Summit can be best described as round-table meets conference. There is no vendor participation in the program and no vendor showcase. The agenda is highly interactive and developed with the participating CIOs for the CIOs.  Summit attendees range from tenured CxO’s with experience from the largest corporations to those who are early in their CIO journey.

If you are interested in attending (or would like to recommend your CIO/CTO for consideration), please email Erin Bailey, Executive Director, at ebailey@thecioinitiative.com

The CIO Initiative is proud to announce our new Executive Director, Erin Bailey

The CIO Initiative is proud to announce our new Executive Director, Erin Bailey.  Erin’s positive attitude and enthusiasm are tremendous assets to The CIO Initiative’s mission. 

Erin has over 15 years’ experience in the IT industry, 12 of which have been focused in service management.  Working with both tool vendors and consulting partners, Erin’s roles have included enterprise sales, operations, and customer success leadership. 

Prior to her roles in IT, Erin worked with executives among some of the largest global corporations to facilitate a best practice sharing community. This helped organizations achieve their diversity goals and initiatives.

Erin will be a key contributor to the development of this year’s summit, which will be held on June 10-11, 2020 in Savannah, GA. Erin can be reached via email:  ebailey@theCIOinitiative.com.

Dain Belyeu Joins The CIO Initiative

The CIO Initiative is proud to announce our new Executive Director, Dain Belyeu.  Dain is an experienced IT leader who will bring a new perspective and passion to The CIO Initiative’s mission. He replaces Stephanie Solyon, who is no longer with The CIO Initiative.

Dain Belyeu has 20 plus years’ experience in IT with roles spanning field services, direct and indirect sales, operations and leadership.  Dain previously led an initiative sponsored by the Technology Business Management Council in response to the FITARA (Financial Information Technology Accountability Reform Act) legislation requiring government agencies and their CIO’s to improve fiscal responsibility and transparency in IT budgets. 

Dain will be a key contributor to the development and coordination of this years summit, which will be held this October in San Antonio, Texas.  Dain can be reached at dbelyeu@theCIOinitiative.com.