The longest-running gathering of CIOs in Northeast Ohio

September 11th, 2013
Independence, Ohio

The CIO Symposium presents an ideal forum for CIOs and IT executives to share insights on critical business issues and make important connections with one another. Through thought-provoking keynote speakers, engaging breakout sessions and interactive roundtable discussions, the 2013 CIO Symposium offers an invaluable experience for CIOs of any industry and at any stage of their CIO career.


William Eline Bio Image William ElineCIO, Parker Hannifin
George Mehok Bio Image George MehokCIO, Safeguard Properties
Terri Rini-Barber Bio Image Terri Rini-BarberCIO, Southwest General Medical Center
Vala Afshar Bio Image Vala AfsharCMO, Enterasys Networks
Dan Petlon Bio Image Dan Petlon CIO, Enterasys Networks
Jane Alexander Bio Image Jane Alexander CIO, Cleveland Museum of Art
Gary Fingerhut Bio Image Gary Fingerhut Director, Cleveland Clinic Innovations
Mark Grossman Bio Image Mark Grossman Partner, Tannenbaum, Helpern, Syracuse & Hirschtritt

Tech Talk Presenters

David Cieslak Bio Image David Cieslak Principal, Arxis Technology
Mark Adams Bio Image Mark Adams Founder & President, Enthusiadams
Matt Lopiccolo Bio Image Matt Lopiccolo CIO, Swageloc Corporation
Paul Stefunek Bio Image Paul Stefunek Managing Partner, Paul-Lawrence Associates

Symposium Podcasts

Hal Becker Leadership Lessons

Management is about doing and leadership is about being. But what exactly does it mean to be a “good” or “successful” leader? And what lessons can be learned from Abraham Lincoln and Captain Jean-Luc Picard?

AJ Hyland Tech Talk

AJ will share details on the key entrepreneurial traits that Hyland demonstrates and offer insight into how tech teams can leverage entrepreneurial traits to greater success within a corporate environment.

Jim Tressel Tech Talk

Tressel will will share insight into leading teams to achieve incredible accomplishments and how lessons learned from those days can help CIOs lead their teams ever higher.