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.
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.
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.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
We will kick off our time together with a hosted reception.
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
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Enjoy a catered lunch onsite.
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
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.
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.