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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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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Premier Event Management Makes the Shift to Premier Connects

Premier Event Management, based out of Portland, OR, is known for putting on the Premier CIO Forum in over 15 cities around the country every year. As such, all of Premier’s branding has been under the moniker of “Premier CIO”. Recently, Premier has adopted a number of other events other than the CIO Forum, and as such the company feels that a new brand and name is in order. From now on, Premier Connects will take the place of Premier CIO as the main name and branding on Premier Event Management.

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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.

Premier Values Their Partnerships – A History of Giving Back

At the conclusion of every Forum, the SIM Chapter President is gratefully handed a check written by Premier Event Management. Since the first partnership in Philadelphia in 2002 Premier has believed in SIM’s mission to bring together IT leaders to share, network and give back to their communities. Programs like APC (Advanced Practices Council), RLF (Regional Leadership Forum), SIG (Special Interests Group) and STEM are what mold IT leaders to be the best version of themselves and allow others to follow in their footsteps. Just this year Premier has donated $78,250 to various SIM chapters across the globe. To learn more about Premier and our partners, visit the PremierCIO website.

Premier CIO Forum – Kick Off Events

Every year Premier tries new ways to incorporate change, make connections, and liven things up.  At our Portland CIO Forum this past October we did just that!  We worked with our partner, the Portland SIM Chapter, to incorporate a Kick-Off event the night prior to the CIO Forum to encompass their monthly SIM Chapter meeting as a way to foster new relationships between the attending CIO Forum attendees and the SIM Chapter Members.  This turned out to be quite a hit, and created such a great buzz for the forum that we are going to try Kick-Off events at our other CIO Forums in 2017!

Premier Event Management Fall Recap

As we say goodbye to the fall months, we say hello to a few months off from CIO forums. With our Minnesota event on December 5th, we can breathe a sigh of relief until the forums start back up with The 2017 Boston CIO Forum, on March 21st. However, we aren’t going to sit idly by until March. We have some hard work to do in order to pack the place in March. Plus, we have a lot of top secret projects in the works that we are sure you’ll love!

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