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Words from our Attendees

“The networking opportunity was optimal to discuss relevant topics affecting our challenges we face; I enjoyed multiple engaged discussions. The speakers represented their areas of expertise well. I would definitely attend another conference like this one.”

Shannon Albright | Chief Information Security Officer

Roundpoint Mortgage


“It was my second year coming to your event, and I was pleasantly surprised. The vendors were good and the selected speakers were knowledgeable on their subject matters.”

Diane Michelson |  Information Security Officer



“Stavros, I thought the event was very good. I enjoyed the presentations and learned a lot! The venue and food selection was excellent. Thank you for inviting me. "

Tim Brickey | Chief Information Officer



“I appreciate the invitation. The Venue and presentations were great! I enjoyed the peer discussions and heard some interesting proposals from the various vendors. You might consider adding some customer success stories.”

David Siemek | Enterprise Architect

BNSF Railway


“Thanks so much for the invite. I really appreciate an opportunity to see a handful of companies that provide products I might need.  I look forward to future events!”

Doug Wolfgram | Chief Technology Officer



“The Chicago CIOarena  provided an excellent platform for networking with fellow IT executives along with informative sessions with talented thought provoking presenters. I walked away with new ideas, relationships and opportunities that will be very helpful with both current and future opportunities. A must attend event for all senior IT executives”

Dave Cummings | Director IT Infrastructure

Pampered Chef


“I want to thank you for the CIOarena meeting. It was a very good meeting. I finally got to meet people outside of medicine, listen to what other people do and make some connections with people from Microsoft and other companies. I also walked out with some new ideas to implement at work. This clearly makes for a great meeting.”

Alon Ben-Ari | Chief Medical Information Officer

NorCal VA Health System


“Thank you for organizing this. It was a pleasant experience to join the conference today.”

Vino Kingston | Senior IT Manager

Lockheed Martin


“Good group of vendors with some new products that could bring new performance opportunities.”

Luis Ossorio  | Director, IT



“Overall, I feel the conference was very informative. The presenters were interesting, great networking, right amount of time and the food was great. If I can take away a couple of items from any conference it is a homerun to me. Great Job!”

Michael S. Marsh | IT Director

Coastal Chemical Company


“Thank you for organizing the session, it was truly a great experience. I look forward for next year session.”

Muzeer Baig | Director, Enterprise Applications Development

The Coca-Cola Company


“Thank you for inviting me to this CIOarena. I’ve gained lots of knowledge and will use this knowledge for helping my current employer.”

Phillips Huynh | Director of Software Engineering



“The CIO Chicago conference held yesterday was very informative! I really enjoyed the format – short presentations and the opportunity to have time dedicated to meeting the individual attendees and vendors. Looking forward to the next one!”

Donna Koste | Director, Applications Development

AIT Worldwide Logistics, Inc.


“First time at CIOarena. I like the fact that you can see and discuss several different topics. I like it!”

Alfonso Serdio | Cybersecurity & Privacy Director



“Very good. Not overcrowded like other conferences, and some interesting vendors.”

Sunny Chakravarty | Director Engineering



“I like the model and timing. Half day and not full day like other conferences.”

Rohit Gupta | Director IT Healthcare Systems

Molina Healthcare


"A great remote event. I really enjoyed attending the session and listen some very experienced professionals sharing their insights. If you're on the role, I definitely recommend to attend since you'll learn and find some key elements to include in your business strategies."

Victor Forno | VP Information Security Engineering



"The CIOarena Virtual conference exceeded all my expectations. I was impressed at how Stavros and his team took these unprecedented times in stride, and didn’t miss a beat with hosting this conference in a virtual format instead of the usual face-to-face format. They provided an access for networking with peers and vendors, as well as a large number of excellent presentations by experts in their fields. The virtual vendor booths were easy to browse, and provided a wealth of information at your fingertips. The webinars were spot on, and delivered concise and relevant content in engaging presentations. Last but not least, the chat rooms were perfect for deep dives into areas of interest, as well as to let your hair down and connect with the community. All in all, this was an excellent use of my time, and I look forward to future sessions run by this team. An excellent job, Stavros!"

Lata Walsh | Director IT

CVS Health


“Thank you for giving me an opportunity to attend very informative webinars.  It was such an excellent experience!  Firstly, topics and content of webinars were educational and relevant to the current situations.  Secondly and more importantly, the set up was awesome!  Honestly speaking, I have attended many webinars but this one was really cool – I never felt that I’m attending a virtual webinar but in-person – the graphics and interaction of Lobby and Booths was such an amazing that took me live there.  Greatly enjoyed it!  I was really sucked in – though I had a very hectic day today but attended all live webinars except two which I both played later. My kudus to you and your team for offering such a wonderful presentation.”

Khalid Ahmed | IT Director

City of Chicago


“Thank you so much for hosting such a great event. I would like to thank your entire team for providing such great content and for the networking opportunity. I found the event extremely beneficial and I’m looking forward to speaking to the technology reps. I hope we will get the opportunity to attend more events like this.”

Sheraz Khan Niazi | Information Security Officer

Brandman University


“That was a very good conference. The webinars were to the point and had good information.”

James Rubert | Chief Cloud Architect



“Thank you to everyone who put this together and that presented. This was great information that I can take back and share with both my teams and my superiors! I look forward to the next scheduled event.”

Russell Sturdevant | Manager IT Compliance



“A lot of information to digest, but I've learned a great deal -- three pages of notes! So, this has been a great event for me. Slides are definitely welcome!”

Derek Christopher | Chief Information Officer

Hines & Associates


“Super event! Thanks to the organizers and presenters.”

Diane Johnston | Senior Manager, IT

Canada Revenue Agency


“Yes, this virtual experience is definitely well executed. Easily the best format I’ve seen to date. ”

Nitin Rastog | Chief Information Officer

State of Alabama


“This is a very cool setup, I love the virtual layout. This virtual event was much better than expected”

Michael Friedlander | Senior Vice President IT

Toll Group


“Thank you for reaching out, it was a great summit. I was able to attend most of the sessions live but for those, I missed I watched the replays last night. Great and informative and always on point. I love the format you all provided for this year. Looking forward to many more years of attending this conference.”

Lionel Bailey | Information Security Leader

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