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11th Annual CIO Forum: Information Technology in Government and Business

Sep 29, 2010
Experiential / Reality-based Learning


For decades information technology (IT) and digital infrastructures have served as a platform for innovation. From the personal computer to the Internet to social media, scores of IT innovations have spawned new business models, created novel products and services, and helped business and government organizations discover new ways of engaging with their customers and constituents. What are the new frontiers in technology-enabled innovation? What are the new developments that will create disruptive change in the organization of work across a range of sectors in both business and government? How do executives manage the continued wave of technological innovation and identify technologies that are most likely to create value? How do they create and sustain an innovation culture in their organizations? Join leaders from government and a range of industries to discuss technology-enabled innovation and the future.

Friday, November 5, 2010
11th Annual CIO Forum: Information Technology in Government and Business
Location: Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
Address: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004 [ map & directions | parking ]

Featured Speakers:

  • Andy Baer, Comcast, Chief Information Officer
  • Sujal Patel, President and CEO, Isilon Systems
  • Spain “Woody” Hall, CIO, General Dynamics IT


  • Peter Asbill, Songza Media
  • Mike Brown, Chief Scientist, Comscore
  • Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer, FCC
  • Marty Colburn, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, FINRA
  • Brian Goler, VP of Marketing, oDesk
  • Kenneth M. Ritchhart, CIO, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
  • Donna Roy, Executive Director, National Information Exchange Model, DHS
  • Arjun Sethi, Chief Executive Officer, lolapps
  • Ajay Sravanpudi, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, LucidMedia Networks, Inc.
  • Russ Travers, Deputy Director, National Counter Terrorism Center
  • Moderator: Larry Fitzpatrick, President, Computech

The CIO Forum is proudly hosted by the Robert H. Smith School of Business' Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) and the Center for Digital Thought and Strategy (DIGITS).


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