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Thursday September 19, 2019

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2019 13th Annual CIO Roundtable E-mail
Written by events @ aitp Atlanta   
Thursday, September 19th (Networking begins at 5:30pm, Presentation and Dinner from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)


Crowne Plaza Ravinia

24355 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30346

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Proud to announce - AITP Atlanta's 13th annual CIO Roundtable Dinner

2019 CIO Roundtable
It’s our favorite time of year!  AITP Atlanta is hosting our 13th Annual CIO Roundtable Dinner Thursday, September 19th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at the newly renovated Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Dunwoody.   This event is a phenomenal opportunity to network with your peers, meet local Atlanta Technology executives, and gain invaluable insight into to what drives CIO’s.   Our discussion topics for the event are kept very high level, as we like to keep this very conversational amongst the panel.  Our moderators are seasoned IT professionals themselves and help guide the discussion points.  Here are a few examples of topics / questions:

  • What do you like best and least about being a CIO today?
  • How do you stay current on breakthrough technologies and how do you prioritize or evaluate which vendors are worth talking to?
  • AI/ Machine Learning, data lakes, big data, the list goes on. How are you evaluating which projects to invest time in and scoping accordingly?
  • Mainframe to Client Server to Cloud……. Speed of change- what do you think is next and how are you planning for it?
  • As the first generation of digital natives in the workforce, Millennials enter the corporate world with a different mindset than their Boomer or GenX bosses. How is your organization going about attracting millennial talent, and more importantly, retaining them?
  • Communication,” “business acumen,” and “relationship building” are all familiar entries on every “Top IT Leadership Skills” list ever written. What do you see as primary skill sets needed to survive as CIO in today’s environment?

This year's distinguished panelists include:

Greg Buckland, CIO, LeasePlan
Jake Elson, CIO, IG Design Group
Sallie Graves, CIO, MagMutual
Alan Sibley, CIO, Coweta County Water Authority
Roy Stubs, CTO, GT Software
Joe Gross, President, CIO Partners (Moderator)

Greg BucklandJake ElsonSallie GravesAlan SibleyRoy StubbsJoe Gross

Please join us for a fantastic evening of comradery and networking, and break bread with local technology executives.  In addition to the newly renovated hotel, Crowne Plaza has really upped their game when it comes to dining!!   Enjoy and gourmet meal and fantastic conversation!

Hope to see you there!


Thank you to our evening’s event sponsors, Varonis and NetApp and our Platinum sponsor, Corus360:





PLEASE NOTE: AITP Atlanta Chapter limits Sales and Marketing Professionals to 10% or less at each dinner meeting.  At this time, registration for Sales and Marketing Professionals is full.  However, click here for Sponsorship Opportunities.

June Dinner Meeting Recap E-mail
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 2019 AITP Women Leaders in Technology (WLiT) Forum

2019 WiLiT Panel


On stage sat four influential technology executives, each serving in a different industry, in slightly different roles, and encountering unique challenges. These executives are collectively responsible for millions of dollars of innovative investment and business strategy. Their decisions impact the lives and jobs of countless developers, designers, testers, analysts, and other IT professionals. Beyond being leaders in technology, what do these four have in common?

They are women.

The 2019 AITP Women Leaders in Technology (WLiT) forum provided an enlightening perspective into the careers and mindsets of these four panelists through an interactive discussion about technology, Atlanta, and the role of women in STEM fields. Moderated by Cynthia Curry, IoT Smart Cities Ecosystem Expansion Director for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the questions posed to the panel encouraged real-time feedback from the audience as the night progressed. On-screen data visualizations representing the audience’s option of certain issues accompanied the panel discussion, curating a unique perspective of each topic.

The 2019 WLiT panelists included:

•    Janet Pierce, Vice President Product Development at PrimeRevenue
•    Diane Walker, Senior Director at Equifax
•    Rachel Stuve, Managing Director at Golden Seeds

Following an hour of group networking and a gourmet banquet dinner, the evening produced a clearer picture of the true grit, talent, and community spirit that these four panelists share.

One of the most notable answered provided in unison by the group was in response to the question: “What is one factor that most contributed to getting you where you are today in your career”? The consensus was “the presence of a champion, someone that provided them with a platform to prove themselves and to grow professionally.

Another interesting answer was shared after the question: “What advice would you give to yourself 20 years ago?”. The response was “take more risks, as risks are a critical step to achievement”.

In summary, the 2019 AITP Women Leaders in Technology (WLiT) forum shared a powerful reminder to those in the Atlanta technology industry: The STEM fields are evolving, and women are going to be a big part of the future.

About AITP Atlanta

Does emerging technology fascinate and inspire you? Are you looking to learn more about high-tech including artificial intelligence, blockchain, and cybersecurity?

Then we have some great news… AITP Atlanta is shaping up to be the premier forum of discovery and innovative thinking for local technologists in 2019. We’d like to invite you to join a tight network of professionals, just like you, on the journey to the cutting-edge of the possible across the technology industry.

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Association of IT Professionals (AITP) is the leading association for technology professionals, students and educators. Join us to build your professional network, strengthen your technical knowledge and soft skills, develop a personal career path, and keep current on technology and business trends. Be part of the community that continues to push technology forward and join thousands of other tech professionals as an AITP member.

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