Chief Information Officer (Mar 06-07)

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)
  • Daniel Key, IT Director, Seattle City Light

    • Program Location
    • Westin St. Francis
    • 335 Powell Street
      San Francisco, CA 97293
    • 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: $449 USD

    Registration includes networking reception on Tuesday, catered breakfast and lunch at the meeting on Wednesday, and all meeting materials. Guest tickets are available for $75 and allow 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 Joshua Baker, Program Manager at (971) 255-4970.


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Welcome Reception

We will kick off our time together with a hosted reception in downtown San Francisco.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

Arrive early to network with peers. Continental breakfast provided.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Introductions + Opening Roundtable

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

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Networking Break

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM


10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Networking Break

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Leveraging the Cloud

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM


12:15 PM - 1:15 PM


Enjoy a catered lunch onsite.

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM


2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Networking Break

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM


3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Wrap Up + Fall Planning

Ask your peers any remianing questions. Share your thoughts on the forum as we turn our sights toward the fall.

4:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Meeting Adjourns

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Customer + Corporate Symposium Welcome Reception

Planning on attending the Customer + Corporate Symposium and the CIO Forum? Your CIO Forum registration confirmation will include a code for $200 off your Customer + Corporate Symposium registration.

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (888) 627-8546 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute to receive a special rate of $289 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until February 12, 2018 or until the WEI room block is full.