Forbes announced its fifth annual CIO Summit on Thursday, an exclusive invitation-only summit convening the world’s leading Chief Information Officers from April 7 – 8, at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, in California.
The theme of this year’s event is “The Digital CIO Takes Charge,” spotlighting the CIO’s opportunity to drive product, revenue and customer experience. The event will gather the most influential leaders in the space to explore biggest technological challenges, foster deep collaboration and generate new ideas.
Advancements in digital transformation, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data analytics and more, have made this the most exciting, but also the most challenging time to be a Chief Information Officer.
CIOs are often at the helm of driving organizational innovation for their companies and must maintain a strong foothold in all things digital. In their roles, they drive customer engagement and provide key insights that influence the future of the enterprise.
The summit seeks to gather best-in-class CIOs from around the world, as well as CEOs of leading technology and venture capital companies, to offer them valuable ideas and on-site networking opportunities.
The CIO Summit will feature venture capitalists and executive recruiters, with content and programming designed to advance participants’ careers by taking them inside the minds of today’s best practitioners. Featured topics at the summit include using software to combat hiring biases, federal privacy and security, and blockchain in the workplace.