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.


2018 Program Theme: A New Kind Of Leadership For A New Kind Of World

Welcome to the world of disruption.  A lot has certainly changed; however, a lot still hasn’t.   The rate of global technology disruption is clearly accelerating, but the rate of adoption and application of these new advancements still remains far less. 

The Russian novelist, Leo Tolstoy, once wrote, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”  Those who now wish to pull their organizations in new directions must look inward as well as outward.  The big question is, “Where might these new leaders come from?”

More than half of the Global 2000 is now trying to figure that out.  In a frenzy of re-structuring they are looking for answers, replacing many top ranking people (even CEOs) and creating new roles with new leadership titles; e.g., chief digital officer, chief customer officer and chief analytical officer/head data scientist.  As those emerging titles might suggest, IT and marketing will be the functions most disrupted.

Peter Drucker once famously posited that since the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two -- and only two -- basic functions: marketing and innovation.  He said that marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs.  Going forward, world-class IT organizations are going to be the eyes and ears of the enterprise, as well as the engine for innovation in hunting down new assumptions and putting them to the test.   The best of these companies will not be behaving that way because they have to, but instead because they want to!

So where do you and your organization stand in building this new model of leadership?

Throughout 2018, the “CIO Solutions Gallery™” will be conducting a series of vital and informative programs on the theme of “A New Kind Of Leadership For A New Kind Of World”, 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.


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In the future world-class IT organizations will be the eyes and ears of the enterprise, as well as a key engine for innovation in shaping new assumptions and putting them to the test. For this to happen all successful leaders will need to identify and apply the leadership traits relevant to the changing environments in which they then find themselves. As those environments change, IT leaders will have to change with them - not only who they are, but also how they must lead. 

Please join us in these highly interactive and content-rich sessions. Simply register here to be a part of this high-value community. 

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2018 Dates

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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
Professional & Distance Education Programs
College of Engineering
The Ohio State University