Chief Information Officer (Sep 17-18)

CIOs navigate everyday challenges related to grid modernization, cybersecurity and data integrity. In addition to the natural leadership pressures of any executive position, CIOs also lead the charge for building visionary plans to embrace emerging technology, oversee policy development and direct the implementation of systems and processes for the control and exchange of information. As such, CIOs increasingly seek novel approaches to enhance efficiency, responsiveness, innovation and adaptability. This forum provides a unique opportunity for utility CIOs to come together in an exclusive peer environment to address these challenges.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Steve Clemons, Chief Information Officer, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

    • Program Location
    • Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
    • 2100 Costa Del Mar Road
      Carlsbad, California 92009
    • Who Should Attend
    • Participation in the Chief Information Officer executive forum is restricted to senior leaders responsible for management of their utility's technology and information systems. In most instances, the appropriate attendee serves as the Chief Information Officer or holds an equal position within their utility. The small size of this program provides a unique environment for collaborative thinking, open discourse and building long-term relationships.

  • Registration Options
  • Member: $479 USD

    Registration includes all program materials, a networking reception on Tuesday evening, and a catered breakfast and lunch on Wednesday. Guest tickets are available for $90 and allow for a personal guest (a spouse or partner who does not work in the energy industry) to accompany a registered attendee at the event. Guest registration includes all meals and receptions, and all program materials.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Due to contractual obligations, cancellations received 15 business days prior to the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 6 to 14 business days prior to the event will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. No shows and last minute cancellations, 5 business days prior to the event or less, will be responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions from your organization for the same event are always welcome.
  • Participation Policy
  • Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public.
  • For more information contact Amy Nye, Program Manager at (503) 688-2794.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

We will kick off our time together with a hosted reception.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration + Networking Breakfast

Arrive early to register and network with peers. Breakfast will be provided.

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Introductions + Opening Roundtable

Come prepared to share insights from your latest initiatives as part of our round robin introductions.

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Networking Break

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM


10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Networking Lunch

Enjoy a catered lunch onsite.

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Guest Speaker

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Networking Break

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM


3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Networking Break

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM


4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Wrap Up + Spring Planning

Share your thoughts on the forum as we turn our sights toward the Spring 2020 program in Portland, Oregon.

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (800) 843-6664 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute (WEI) Annual Meeting (no separate block for CIO) to receive a special rate of $259 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until August 9, 2019 or until the WEI room block is full.