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We are excited to welcome you back for the 10th annual CIOarena Phoenix conference on November 15th 2023. CIOarena is host to 75+ local IT leaders and management. Our platform strikes the perfect balance between business and pleasure, giving attendees the opportunity to form strategic relationships in a conducive and un-guarded environment.

CIOarena promotes transformational leadership by providing attendees access to the most cutting-edge technologies and solutions; necessary for maintaining a competitive advantage. The insights and best practices shared by our renowned industry experts will guide you in the right direction and the knowledge you walk away can be integrated into your role quickly. As an exclusive invitation-only event, all invited guests have no cost to attend. 

The accommodating single-track agenda is designed with the busy professional in mind. We deliver high value within a reasonable time frame; no frills nor gimmicks. Content is contributed by highly-respected local IT execs, and our industry experts. The event also includes a buffet breakfast, a buffet lunch, peer-to-peer networking, a prize raffle and a small number of vendor exhibits. CIOarena selectively partners with only a handful of vendors in order to bring the 'best-of-the-best' to the table, but also ensure total comfort and quality for our audience. Top-tier hotels add a touch of a class and an exclusive feel to the day. Venue location is shared for each event in the months prior to the scheduled event date but are generally held in the metro of the host city.

All attendees are local to the Phoenix metro area, thus enabling you to boost your career by developing strategic relationships within your community, meanwhile comparing and contrasting the successes and pitfalls across various industries and disciplines.

CIOarena Phoenix

November 15th 2023

9:00am - 2:00pm

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown


CIOarena is an invitation-only event. If you have not been formally invited by one of our staff, please complete the registration form to be considered for attendance. If you received an invite code or were referred by colleague/peer, please input that information in the form. Completing this form does not guarantee you a seat at CIOarena until a member of our team has contacted you with a confirmation email.

In order to maintain our exclusivity and provide the best experience, all registrations are screened by our delegate acquisition team for relevance and qualifications. We ask that all registrants meet the following criteria at minimum:

  • Must bear an IT/tech-related title or responsiblity
  • Must NOT have a title in sales, marketing, consulting, etc
  • Must be in an IT management role
  • No self-employed single person companies
  • All of the above must be true to attend
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8:30am to 9:00am - Early Access

Trying to beat the morning traffic? Doors open for all 'early birds' 30 minutes before the official start time.

9:00am to 10:00am - Networking & Breakfast

Fuel your morning with a five-star breakfast and openly network with fellow peers, leaders, and industry experts.

10:00am to 11:00am - Expert Discussions & Insights

Tune in to a series of captivating discussions that promise to unlock your full potential and empower you to become an unstoppable IT leader. Our experts will equip you with the tools & knowledge to stay at the forefront of innovation, security, and technology overall.

11:00am to 12:00pm - the CIOarena Lounge

Step into our exclusive networking lounge for an opportunity to connect with industry trailblazers and like-minded peers. This is your chance to exchange ideas and build invaluable relationships that will shape your professional journey. After an invigorating series of discussions, the lounge offers the perfect setting to seek answers to any lingering questions or delve deeper into the topics that matter most to you.

12:00pm to 01:00pm - Expert Discussions & Insights

Buckle up for round two of our expert-led discussions and game-changing insights! Dive deep into the latest trends, strategies, and innovations that will propel you towards unmatched success. Don't miss out on this opportunity to expand your horizons and stay ahead of the curve. 

01:00pm to 01:45pm - The CIOarena Feast

Prepare your taste buds for the CIOarena Feast! Come together to ignite discussions, engage in friendly debates, and challenge the status quo of the Office of the CIO, all over a delicious five-star lunch.

01:45pm to END - Networking & Prize Raffles

In our final block of time, take a moment to solidify the connections you've made, seek answers to lingering questions, and exchange any final insights & ideas. We conclude the day with a live prize drawing that includes numerous high end prizes such as: a 4K drone, $250 Gift Card, Apple Airpods, and much more


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