CIO Innovation Forum

Our Mission

We believe that CIOs are the CEOs of the future. Our goal is to inspire high-performance IT leaders to innovate and transform their current mindset.

We provide the framework for CIOs to surround themselves with peers who think in a powerful, transformational way so they can thrive and win amongst disruption and business ambiguity.

"I have been inspired by how many of you are wanting to interact with your peers and know that times are  changing and that this is a GREAT time to be a CIO..."

-Bill Murphy, Founder CIO Innovation Forum

2021 Event Locations

January 14 - Virtual Session - The CIO is the API for the Business

February 10 - Virtual Session - What are the Financial Demands of the CIO?

February 25 - Virtual Session - The CIO is the API for the Business

March 31 - Virtual Session - The CIO is the API for the Business

2020 Event Locations

January 14 - Hosted By Carlos Acha, Director of IT, Madison Marquette, Washington, DC

January 22 - Seasons 52, Raleigh, NC

January 29 - Hosted By Keith McMenamin, Sr. Director of IT, Visit Philadelphia Offices, Philadelphia, PA

March 11 - Hosted By Tommy Russo, SVP & CTO, Akridge Invested, Washignton, DC

March 16 - Virtual Session - Corona Virus IT Tactical Security Preparedness and Leadership

March 20 - Virtual Session - Corona Virus IT Leadership Preparedness

March 23 - Virtual Session - Defense Innovation: Scaling Your Remote Workforce (Operations & IT Security) Impact, Tips, and Tricks

March 30 - Virtual Session - IT Security Innovation: Hackers Are Bringing the Lime to Your Coronavirus Problems | Week 2 of Coronavirus Fallout

April 17th - Virtual Session - 100 Day leadership Challenge Week 1
April 24th - Virtual Live Stream Session - 100 Day Leadership Challenge Week 2 - Indicators of Compromise
May 1st - Virtual Live Stream Session - 100 Day Leadership Chalenge Week 3
May 29th - Virtual Session - CIO Offense and Defense Mastermind
June 25th - Virtual Session - CIO Ofense and Defense MasterMind
July 29th - Virtual Session - Business IT Leadership Mastermind
August 26th - Virtual Session - Business IT Leadership Strategy and Innovation Mastermind: Ideas for Building Enterprise Value & How to Prioritize your Cyber Security Program based on Risk

September 30th - CXO IT Innovation, Strategy & Leadership Forum - Mastermind + Theme Development

October 14th - Live Security Talk Show With Q&A – Top 5 Security Topics That Must Be Addressed for Modern CIOs for 2020

November 18th - CXO IT Innovation, Strategy & Leadership Forum - Mastermind

2019 Event Locations

December 19 - Urban Farmer, Philadelphia, PA

December 18 - District Chop House, Washington, DC

December 12 - Clyde's, Columbia, MD

December 11 - Seasons 52, Raleigh, NC

November 27 - Seasons 52, Tysons, VA

October 2 - Seasons 52, King of Prussia, PA

September 25 - Capital Grille, Raleigh, NC

September 18 Hosted by David Roberts, Director of IT, ASRC Federal, Laurel, MD

July 31 - Hosted by Art McCann, CIO, Highwoods Properties, Raleigh, NC

July 24 - Courtyard and Residence Inn, Washington, DC

July 18 - Seasons 52, Tysons Corner, VA

May 15  - Hosted by Tommy Russo CIO, Akridge Invested, Washignton, DC

April 10 - Hosted by Raphael Maldonado, CIO, NADA, Tysons Corner, VA

February 21 - Proper 21, Washington, DC

February 14 - Seasons 52, Columbia, MD

January 23 - Hosted by Tommy Russo, CIO, Akridge Invested, Washington, DC

January 30 - Hosted by Art McCann, CIO, Highwoods Properties, Raleigh, NC

2018 Event Locations

January 22 – Hosted by Franzuha Byrd, CIO, Morgan Franklin, Tysons Corner, VA

April 12 – Hosted by Shola Oyewole, United Therapeutics, Silver Spring, MD

May 2 - Hosted by Rafael Maldonado, CIO, NADA, in McLean, VA

June 20 – Hosted by Tommy Russo, CIO, Akridge Invested, in Washington, DC

July 18 – Launched 1st CIO Innovation Forum event in Raleigh, NC

August 1 – Hosted by David Roberts, Director of IT, ASRC Federal, in Laurel, MD

September 12 – Hosted by Mark Wilson, CIO, ACOG, in Washington, DC

September 18 – Hosted by Jon Meyer, CTO, CAPTRUST, in Raleigh, NC

November 2018 - Virtual Jam Session

Who We Are

The CIO Innovation Forum, was founded in 2000 by Bill Murphy as an innovative idea to connect CIOs and high-level IT leaders who share similar vision and goals for themselves and their organizations.

Bill understands that the corporate immune system is very strong - opposing change, discouraging new ideas and people who take action. However, he knows that when CIOs surround themselves with peers who think in a powerful, transformational, and progressive way, they will be able to thrive amidst disruption and business ambiguity to win both professionally and personally.

In this short video, Bill outlines the benefits of attending each session of CIO Innovation Forum events, his approach of preparing attendees for conversations with like-minded individuals and how you, the A-caliber IT leader, can become a part of this Innovative Community.

The CIO Innovation Forum is not for everyone. However, if you are ready to challenge yourself to grow exponentially and to collaborate on the latest innovations in Offense + Defense strategies consider joining the CIO Innovation Forum.

What We Do

Bill Murphy leads the CIO Innovation Forum for CIOs and IT leaders.

Bill hosts a series of strategic group events and luncheons, including workshops and roundtable discussions. The topics are directly sourced from forum members and are focused around the challenges that impact their businesses most.

Our events provoke an open, collaborative environment to facilitate interactive discussions surrounding current innovation challenges or issues CIOs are facing in the industry.

These conversations accelerate innovation and transformation and are the catalyst for CIOs to help their businesses avoid disruption, develop efficiency, and share tactical and strategic ideas.

Our intent is that council members leave invigorated and are equipped with the tools necessary for innovation and transformation.

These experiences can change the trajectory of where you are going both personally and professionally.

Discover your local CIO

Innovation Forum Community!

Join the best local CIOs and Business IT Leaders at our round-table lunch events!

What Our CIO

Community Members Say....

"One of the reasons I attend these kinds of talks is to hear things that give me ideas on handling things in my own area. Yesterday's meeting was great. I took good notes on comments and things said that inspire other ideas at work"

- David Tamayo, DCS Corporation

"I thought the event was great. It brought together individuals from different perspectives and industries. I'm looking forward to next month's meeting."

- Bill Granger, Walker and Dunlop

"It provided me with an opportunity to connect with other local executives and also learn about some of their challenges. The session by MAGA Design was also very useful."

- Ramesh Bulusu, United Educators

"At times, CIOs are referred to as Chief Innovation Officers since at the heart of innovation is the 'life cycle of idea generation, interaction, selection and learning.' CIOs should be a part of the CIO Innovation Insider to grow, share expertise, and network with peers and key partners in a trusted environment."

- Canan Abayhan, The Vision Council

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