Positive experience; good topics and networking opportunities with colleagues and vendors.
Managing Director, Western Canada, Manulife
The event was well organized and informative. I enjoyed gaining/sharing perspectives and networking with industry peers. The industry is always changing and it is imperative for executives to attend summits like this one in order to share/gain perspective. Also, it is becoming increasingly important to leverage vendor services to do some of the heavy lifting for the roll-out/implementation of disruptive technologies such as Cloud and Mobile due to reduced IT budgets and focus on quick time to market.
Director Enterprise Solution Delivery, CBS Corporation
The format was excellent. The 30-minute sessions were ideal and provided concise, focused messages. They also varied enough to keep the event very lively and engaging. The entire event flowed smoothly throughout the day and, quite simply, I felt engaged and energized with the variety and depth of the discussions.
The business partnership "speed dating" concept is great. I thought that the survey to target my time was valuable. The conference staff did a great job in orchestrating a valuable event.
My most valuable take away was by far the relationships and I'll say friendships that I developed, not only with other CIOs but frankly with the vendors who attended. I especially was surprised by the benefit of getting to know some of the vendors in a way that other formats had not allowed. It is much easier to develop partnerships following an event like this.