CIO Austin Summit

A forum for innovative IT thought leaders in Austin

Despite the economic downturn freezing or cutting budgets and yielding a slow recovery, businesses are regaining strength and global IT spending is expected to increase in the coming years. But even with an economic upturn on the horizon and more importance placed on IT, we arent out of the woods yet. The role of the CIO is more important than ever as financial turmoil continues to alter the world's economy, making it difficult to put your organization in a position to achieve success. The business goals have changed and CIOs are now tasked with trying to find emerging opportunities to drive value throughout the enterprise.

We're in a historic transition - one marked by challenges, but filled with possibility. Preparing for the upturn and making the right decisions in times of change can better position your enterprise to succeed.

The CIO Austin Summit is a unique opportunity for the citys greatest IT thinkers to collaborate on current industry challenges and trends. The event will include representatives from various industries, including health care, finance, insurance, government, telecom, utilities, education and more. Attending CIOs and IT executives engage in peer-on-peer networking, while discussing the issues currently affecting CIOs from a variety of industries.

As an IT leader in Austin, now is the time to produce real business value for your organization. We at CDM Media know that in order for you to take time out of the office, it must be time well spent. The CIO Austin Summit agenda offers a balanced schedule of focused educational sessions, one-on-one meetings and networking opportunities that will maximize your time and efforts, providing you with ideas and strategies truly capable of changing business practices.

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Make Your Mainframe Work Smarter Not Harder The natural home for core business applications has traditionally been the mainframe. Continued investment in maintenance, product updates and support returns critical business value year on year by keeping existing applications current, relevant and supported. It makes sound financial, business, and technical sense to ensure that business functions and the systems that support them continue to be developed, enhanced and improved as an IT priority.

Transform Data Into Insight: Business Intelligence Solutions SAP BusinessObjects comprehensive BI solutions enable your business users to access relevant, trusted information - the way they need it, whenever and wherever it's needed. Equipped with actionable insight, your users can make faster, better-informed decisions that increase productivity and improve performance.

SAP BusinessObjects Software Provides New Marketing Insights In its desire to differentiate itself from its competitors, Forbes has recently turned to the data-mining and reporting functionality provided by SAP BusinessObjects technology to create more precise demographics for its advertisers.

Minimize The Risk Of Your Cloud-Based Services The promise of the cloud is appealing reduced costs, greater agility, flexibility, scalability, and potentially greater security. At the same time, IT organizations recognize that the cloud introduces a number of issues related to security, data integrity, compliance, service level agreements, and data architecture that must be addressed. Therefore, the adoption of cloud services is being tempered by a significant level of uncertainty.

Minding the As and Qs of Lead Gen Technology Amid the many options of marketing technology available to the industry, two are rising to the top: augmented reality (AR) and quick response (QR) codes.

 
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