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Spotlight on Leading the Next Era of Business Innovation at the 2012 CIO 100 Symposium and Awards Ceremony Aug. 19-21

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FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/25/12 -- Hundreds of CIOs and senior IT executives from around the globe will gather at the annual CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony to share their IT strategies for driving business growth, as well as honor the top 100 innovative IT organizations. The event will take place Aug. 19-21, at the Terranea Resort, in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

Among the renowned IT leaders speaking at the event is FedEx Corp. CIO Robert Carter, who will reveal the dominant design emerging from the chaos of cloud to accelerate business growth in his keynote address. Leading the charge toward this cloud transformation are what Carter calls "the four horsemen of dominant design" where standardized interconnected servers, networks, storage and software provide IT the kind of flexibility and speed today's demanding market requires, while creating competitive advantage.

Additional CIO 100 Symposium Presenters:

Kim Hammonds, CIO of Boeing: discussing how the aerospace leader innovates with supply chain providers worldwide •David Kline, SVP and CIO of Viacom: sharing how technology is changing the future of digital content distribution •Wayne Shurts, CIO of Supervalu Inc.: reviewing his advanced use of social media tools to speed enterprise-wide decision-making

"The mandate for innovative use of technology is more critical than ever today, as companies roll out mobility, social media, big data and cloud strategies," says Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief, CIO magazine and events. "Our CIO 100 Symposium gives business technology leaders a great forum to exchange ideas, advice and perspective on the future of their organizations."

Other CIO 100 Symposium highlights include the 25th annual celebration of the CIO 100 awards, a highly competitive program that honors the 100 top IT organizations for their use of innovative technology for business value. The event also features a unique hands-on "Innovators Workshop" where selected CIO 100 winners gather with attendees in small groups to talk in detail about their winning projects.

Another exclusive offering at the event is a session run by the CIO Executive Council titled, "Creating Your Senior IT Team of the Future: A Workshop on Talent Management and Development."

"With business requirements changing so quickly, CIOs are challenged to build IT leadership teams that can keep pace -- and drive competitive value," says Pamela J. Stenson, senior VP and general manager of the CIO Executive Council. "This session will give CIOs an opportunity to rate the leadership abilities of their current IT team, and to learn how to build a winning talent management strategy for long-term competitive advantage."

Sponsors for the CIO 100 Symposium and Awards Ceremony include T-Systems, Box, Cognizant, CommVault, CompuCom, Dell, Good for Enterprise, Information Builders, NTT Communications Corporation, Microsoft and SAS. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Adam Dennison, VP and publisher of CIO at 508.935.4087.

The CIO 100 Symposium and Awards Ceremony is produced by CIO magazine in partnership with the CIO Executive Council.

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Registration Information:
To attend the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony, please call 800.883.9090 or visit www.cio100.com to register online.

For more information about CIO 100 Symposium and Awards Ceremony 2012, including a complete agenda and list of presenters, please visit www.cio100.com.

About the CIO 100 Awards
The recipients of this year's CIO 100 award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of judges reviewed the applications in depth, looking for unique practices and substantial results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' recommendations and voted on the final 100.

Complete coverage of the 2012 CIO 100 awards will be available at CIO.com on August 1, 2012 and in the August 1st issue of CIO magazine.

To attend the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony, please register at: http://www.cio100.com/VIP.

About CIO
CIO produces award-winning content and community resources for information technology executives and leaders thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of business, and creates opportunities for information technology and consumer marketers to reach them. The CIO portfolio includes CIO.com, CIO magazine (launched in 1987), CIO Executive Programs and the CIO Executive Council. CIO properties provide business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT's role in achieving business goals. The U.S. edition of the magazine and website are recipients of more than 200 awards to date, including the American Society of Business Publication Editor's Top B-to-B Magazine since 2000 and two Grand Neals from the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards. CIO websites and printed publications appear in more than 25 countries, including Australia, Canada, Finland, India and Sweden. CIO Executive Programs -- a series of face-to-face conferences including the CIO 100 Symposium and Awards Ceremony™ -- provide educational and networking opportunities for prequalified corporate and government leaders. The CIO Executive Council is a professional organization of CIOs created to serve as an unbiased and trusted peer advisory group. CIO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group, the world's leading media, events and research company.

About the CIO Executive Council
The CIO Executive Council is a member-led executive organization, consisting of current and future business leaders working to impact the intersection of business, technology and strategy. Our mission is to foster measurable value for all members by enabling them, through peer reliance and outreach, to apply the knowledge, insights and best practices of their peers to the success of their enterprise and personal achievement. To learn more about the CIO Executive Council, visit council.cio.com.



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