CIO Washington D.C. Summit

A forum for innovative IT thought leaders in Washington D.C

Despite the economic downturn freezing or cutting budgets and yielding a slow recovery, businesses are regaining strength and global IT spending is expected to increase in the coming years. But even with an economic upturn on the horizon and more importance placed on IT, we arent out of the woods yet. The role of the CIO is more important than ever as financial turmoil continues to alter the world's economy, making it difficult to put your organization in a position to achieve success. The business goals have changed and CIOs are now tasked with trying to find emerging opportunities to drive value throughout the enterprise.

We're in a historic transition - one marked by challenges, but filled with possibility. Preparing for the upturn and making the right decisions in times of change can better position your enterprise to succeed.

The CIO Washington D.C. Summit is a unique opportunity for the citys greatest IT thinkers to collaborate on current industry challenges and trends. The event will include representatives from various industries, including health care, finance, insurance, government, telecom, utilities, education and more. Attending CIOs and IT executives engage in peer-on-peer networking, while discussing the issues currently affecting CIOs from a variety of industries.

As an IT leader in Washington D.C., now is the time to produce real business value for your organization. We at CDM Media know that in order for you to take time out of the office, it must be time well spent. The CIO Washington D.C. Summit agenda offers a balanced schedule of focused educational sessions, one-on-one meetings and networking opportunities that will maximize your time and efforts, providing you with ideas and strategies truly capable of changing business practices.

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Structuring IT For Integrated Systems In a September 2012 study commissioned by IBM, Forrester Consulting described how adoption of integrated systems prompts IT leaders to converge technical roles and adopt new processes for faster solution delivery (e.g., DevOps). In February 2013, IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to extend this research to determine the best IT organization to support integrated systems.

The Role of IT in Business Discovery Business Discovery is a new – and different – approach to traditional, hierarchical BI, enabling business users to make discoveries in their data themselves and ask and answer their own questions, without needing to return to IT every time a new query, report or visualization is needed. The role of IT is a critical element for the success of any Business Discovery implementation. QlikView enables a true IT-led Business Discovery approach allowing IT to manage the deployment at the macro level and allowing the business to manage it at the micro level. IT is placed in the center of all successful deployments and Business Discovery enables IT to become champions to the business once again. This paper examines that role.

IBM PureSystems: Delivering IT Efficiency An increasing number of enterprises are seeking to leverage IT as a competitive differentiator in the market, whether it is how they deliver new products and services, engage with their customers, or increase the productivity of their own workforce. Today's datacenter is being pressured to support a sharp increase in the number of applications, users, and devices, in addition to the large and often unstructured data sets that companies are leveraging for critical business decisions through the use of analytics. Even with these demands from the business, IT organizations are still faced with stagnant budgets and must seek new approaches that deliver greater IT efficiency.

Bring Your Ideas to Market Faster How to gear up for rapid change by empowering business and IT specialists to collaborate more effectively on mission critical information systems

 
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