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CIO Solutions Gallery Practicum Dinner 2017


When: July 13, 2017

Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm at The Ohio State University

Location: The Blackwell Inn Ballroom


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“Sourcing Within An Intelligence-Based Future”


Digital transformation is today’s business goal du jour, and while it is creating tremendous opportunities for the enterprise, it is also introducing new risk.

Most notably, IT organizations are re-thinking how they interact with their IT service providers.  Within this digital age many newer solutions tend to be less customizable, more scalable, less expensive and more automated than traditional outsourced services.  They also sometimes require less deal-specific investment as the services may end up being shared among many customers.  Thus, the contracts that govern them must evolve in order to both continue to create value and mitigate risk for the IT outsourcing customer.

Traditional sourcing focuses on the cost of meeting requirements.  Digital age services often cost more; however, they can provide new benefits such as new big data insights, connections to mobile customers and flexibility on volumes.  Yesterday’s contract and/or sourcing approaches may not meet your needs for evolving digital age services. You cannot rely on traditional assurances on good and workmanlike performance by qualified people when the services themselves may possibly end up being performed primarily by machines.

In this new digital age how do you protect yourself against the inevitable “unknown unknowns” of vulnerabilities that require more than just patch management or operational cheapness?  Listen to one noted executive’s insightful experiences, and join with him in providing your own insights as to how to address his current issues.

Please join us in a distinctive forum where senior leaders regularly come together to learn from noted thought leaders, share their related experiences and insights, showcase their successes, as well as collaboratively address common issues within today’s leadership agenda.

The “CIO Practicum” (part of the widely respected “CIO Solutions Gallery” series) is an ongoing forum where senior IT leaders and their business peers come together to learn from one another.  Uniquely organized around “peer learning”, this provocative program has received high praise among participating CIOs and other senior executives in the technology and/or operations leadership community.   It helps to build an improved and creative personal network of peers and executives devoted to sharing best practices, renewing their skills on an ongoing basis, and raising the level of technical “literacy” and effectiveness within their organizations.

The Practicum is led by the wickedly smart and always engaging internationally known IT futurist, Thornton May. 

There is no cost to invited senior leaders.  Sponsoring opportunities are available for invited technology product and service providers.



5:00pm Registration and Welcome Reception


Mr. Robert Mick

Director of Professional & Distance Education Programs

The Ohio State University College of Engineering


Opening thoughts and Session Level-Set


Mr. Thornton A. May

Internationally Known IT Futurist

Author; “The New Know”


The Evening's Showcased Related Problem Scenario


Mr. Phil Skinner

Chief Technology Officer

The Cleveland Clinic


Working Dinner

Over dinner the participants will act as separate workgroups, discussing the presented problem(s). Each workgroup will then derive a series of agreed-upon answers and/or next steps for recommended solution(s).

8:15pm Report Backs

Evening Summary

Mr. Thornton May

9:00pm Adjourn