CIO Solutions Gallery

This nationally recognized program, intended for primary executives and senior leaders in the technology and operations communities, is unmatched. Uniquely organized around peer learning, the audience and content are both carefully "curated" to ensure a unique, content-rich, and thought-provoking exchange that is well-respected in the senior leader community.

Moderated by the internationally acclaimed IT futurist, Thornton May, the CIO Solutions Gallery is an invitation-only program open to practicing IT executives and other senior leaders responsible for delivering value-centric IT results to their corporations in this fast-paced world of ongoing economic, social and technological change.  Technology product/service providers to this intended community are also welcome to actively participate through committed program sponsorships.


2017 Program Theme: Advancing the Possibilities


One has to wonder where it is all leading. The human race continues to surge forward in its actions and discoveries. Accelerating with it, and perhaps even enabling it, is a similar non-stop advance in our technology innovations and capabilities. Indeed, where is it all leading?

Our limits are in fact set by our imagination, with our technology often being the stuff that brings our imagination to life. Thus, future leaders should actively be assessing whether or not the level of their imagination is now where it needs to be. For example, are you thinking more about what the technology does, or are you thinking more about what the technology (or any technology for that matter) could do?  Are you thinking more about what your company does now, or are you instead thinking about what it could do in the future…as well as what it will take to get there?

General Colin Powell once stated that real leaders exemplify not only intelligence and judgment, but also the critical capacity to anticipate and see around corners. To do so requires a proactive stance regarding the awareness, assessment, and adjustments needed to capture any value possibilities that the future might hold. How are your skills there holding up? 

Throughout 2017, the CIO Solutions Gallery will be conducting a series of vital and informative programs on the theme of Advancing The Possibilities, wherein participants will gain a better appreciation of not only what is coming but also a better appreciation of just how its value might be captured. 

Please plan to join us this widely acclaimed unique and distinctive forum where senior IT leaders of all types come together to collectively learn from noted thought leaders, share their related experiences and insights, as well as collaboratively work together to attack common issues within this crucial agenda.

Register for 2017 Events

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December 6, 2017 
Gallery Breakfast

2018 Dates

Mark you calendars for the 2018 CIO program dates

March 29, 2018
Breakfast Gallery

May 8, 2018
Breakfast Gallery

July 18, 2018
Practicum Dinner

September 5-6, 2018

December 4, 2018
Breakfast Gallery



The CIO Solutions Gallery events are held at The Blackwell Inn & Conference Center on The Ohio State University campus.

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The Blackwell Hotel

Contact Information

For questions regarding the CIO Solutions Gallery, or for companies that serve the intended IT audience who also wish to learn from this innovative series or program sponsorship opportunities, please contact:  


Bob Mick
Director, Professional & Distance Education Programs
College of Engineering
The Ohio State University