Chief Information Officer (Mar 13-14)

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 Location
  • Hyatt Regency Phoenix
  • 122 North Second Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • 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: $549 USD

    Registration includes digital materials and access to all event sessions and meals listed on the agenda.

  • 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. Recording is not permitted for any portion of the event.
  • For more information contact Marco Henkel, Program Manager at (971) 393-3250.


Wednesday, March 13, 2024

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Registration + Networking

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Welcome + Opening Remarks

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Industry Topic Roundtable Discussion

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Networking Break

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Industry Topic

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hosted Networking Dinner

Join us for an exclusive WEI hosted Networking Dinner at The Arrogant Butcher in Phoenix! Enjoy an evening of networking and fine dining in a sophisticated atmosphere. Connect with with event attendees while savoring delectable cuisine and drinks. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your network and build valuable connections in the heart of Phoenix.

Thursday, March 14, 2024

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Industry Topic

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Networking Break

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Industry Topic Roundtable Discussion

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Open Roundtable Discussion

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Wrap Up + Future Planning

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel at (602) 252-1234 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with “WEI” to receive a special rate of $289 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until February 19, 2024 or until the WEI room block is full.