This fall season of CIO forums is going to be a great one. We have a lineup of speakers that is sure to please all of our attendees. If you are on the fence about signing up to attend a CIO forum, read on!
Since 2001, Premier Connects (originally Premier Event Management) has aimed to be a trusted source for CIOs and IT leaders. For 16 years, we have put on the Premier CIO Forum in cities around the country, tapping into the technology needs and trends of the region. We have tailored each event to these regional needs, as opposed to copying and pasting the same thing across the nation.
This spring has seen Premier go through a lot of changes and evolution. We are so excited by everything that has happened and everything that is to come. We will always be committed to providing high-quality forums though great attendees, sponsors, speakers, and topics. We adapt, we listen, and we strive to always not only be in the business of events, but in the business of connecting people with great ideas. With that being said, here is what we’ve been up to for the last several months.
Television and movies always seem to paint tech in the same way. The tech nerd sits in his or her dark office, explaining the problem at hand rapidly, and then someone else says “in English please!”, regardless of how easy or difficult it is to understand the explanation. The “hacker” presses a few buttons on their keyboard, the computer beeps a little bit, and then… “I’m in.”
March has left us behind, and with it so has the Boston CIO Forum! Held on March 21 at the Westin Waltham Boston, this first forum has inspired us to keep on pushing to make great events. If the first event of the season sets the tone for the other upcoming events, then we can be satisfied. The Boston CIO Forum was an incredible success, not only from our perspective but also from the perspective of everyone involved.
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In today’s marketplace, connections are everything. How your company looks to the outside world sets the tone for all of your interactions – with customers, partners, media and other key stakeholders.
In order to successfully run events, you need to know what your audience wants to hear and see. At Premier Event Management, we value the input of our attendees. After all, they are the lifeblood of our CIO forums. If our audience is not satisfied, then our events will not provide value. So far, however, our forums are alive and well! This is because we strive to know exactly what CIOs and other attendees are interested in within the current IT atmosphere. We administer pre-conference and post-conference surveys, as well as consult our executive advisory board, in order to find out what went well and what needs improvement, as well as what CIOs would like to hear about at the conferences. From our surveys, we have noticed some prevalent trends in IT interests this year, and none of them are particularly surprising given the current IT environment. We have found that these topics vary in popularity depending on the city, but they are always somewhere in the top three.
There are a myriad of conferences all over the world, designed for countless fields of work. At Premier, we focus on conferences for IT professionals, and specifically CIOs. These conferences are held in various cities across the country, and provide great information to business professionals. However, attending conference can be an investment of time, money, and people, and may not seem worth it all of the time. In today’s blog, we will be taking a look at 5 reasons why IT professionals should attend conferences, so that your next conference experience is valuable and worthwhile.