Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and senior IT executives are at the center of the congruence of business and technology, ensuring systems are in place and functioning properly, while working to ensure the strategic value of IT to their organization.
As the preeminent association for technology companies in the region, the Northeast Ohio Software Association (NEOSA) recognizes the importance of IT to the region. Launched in 2000, NEOSA’s CIO Symposium is the longest-running gathering of CIOs in the region. The CIO Symposium creates a forum for CIOs and IT executives to share insights on critical business issues and make important connections with one another.
Brad Nellis, NEOSA Director
The event consists of thought-provoking keynote speakers, extensive breakout sessions, and interactive roundtable discussions as well as peer-to-peer networking opportunities.
Enjoy a few highlights from the event.
David Morgan, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI (Quantico) was one of the keynote speakers at the 2012 NEOSA CIO Symposium. As Supervisor of the Financial Crimes Squad in Cleveland he offered suggestions for the CIOs in dealing with crimes facilitated through the use of the Internet. CIOs should Log and Document everything, Assume there is an intrusion, allow sharing of information between companies and much more.
David Morgan at NEOSA CIO Symposium
Speaker and Author Hal Becker and Tom Lucas, CIO of Sherwin-Williams gave Tech Talk Keynotes.
Tom Lucas, CIO of Sherwin-Williams
Sasi Pillay, CTO for IT at NASA, paid a personal tribute to the legacy of First Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong before his presentation at the 2012 NEOSA CIO Symposium.
Sasi Pillay, CTO for IT at NASA
AJ Hyland, CEO of Hyland Software, spoke about Entrepreneurial Lessons for IT Teams using the Hyland success story as an example.
AJ Hyland, CEO of Hyland Software
Jim Tressel, VP for Strategic Engagement for the University of Akron, brought his expertise from the football field to the CIOs.