Creating a Community Hub for IT Leaders

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.

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Premier Connects Spring 2017 Recap

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.

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Top 5 IT and Technology Myths in Entertainment

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.”

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Boston CIO Forum 2017 Recap

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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Electronic Crimes Task Forces (ECTF) to Speak at Premier CIO Forum

The Electronic Crimes Task Forces will be speaking at the Premier CIO Forums throughout the 2017 season of conferences. The ECTF is a network of tasks forces created by the US Secret Service in 1995 to fight cyber threats and internet fraud. With 39 total tasks forces, we are able to have different speakers in each of our cities, keeping the information and delivery diverse. We are looking forward to the ECTF speakers this year, and we hope you are too! Register for the CIO Forums here.

SIMposium 2016: “20/20 Vision” – Uncasville, CT

This year SIMposium was located in Uncasville, CT taking place at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino and the Premier team had the pleasure of attending the 2016 SIMposium and experience the event as attendees. The theme for the event was “20/20 Vision: The Future is Now”, which was conveyed through unique tracks on the agenda including; Leadership in 2020, Risk Management, The Future of Work, and Inside SIM. Seven Chapters of SIM helped work with the National SIM Committee and Advisory Council to put together the event. This event is always a great way to connect all of the SIM Chapters, IT Executives, and Technology Solution Providers in one space to discuss today’s business environment, gain inspiration, sharpen leadership skills, and make new connections.