The members are the best and brightest CIOs from companies like Aetna, Boeing, BP, Disney, Dow, Deutsche Bank, ExxonMobil, FedEx, Fidelity, Ford, GE, GM, JPMChase, Kroger, Merck, MetLife, Pfizer, P&G, Raytheon, Royal Dutch Shell, Toyota, USAA, Wal-Mart, etc. The exceptional quality of the actively participatory membership and the prohibition against attendance by substitutes is the cornerstone of the CIOSE value proposition. The CIO Strategy Exchange adheres strictly to best practices avoiding any conflicts with anti-trust and competition laws.
Forums for these exchanges include two meetings a year per section, held alternatively in New York and California. The productivity of these sessions is facilitated by the research, the directors, the thought leaders and most importantly the membership itself. In addition, ad hoc exchanges are available on the topics of interest to a specific member. CIOSE discussions are guided by the company directors and in collaboration with select partners from the premier venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. Together, they bring unparalleled experience into the issues of IT governance and opportunities.
CIOSE produces pithy and articulate papers on a variety of topics centered on innovation and its opportunities for the IT organization. These include reports about how consumerization of IT and global competition influence many customer-facing applications; mobility (from the twin perspectives of both vendor strategy and member applications); big data and data analytics; cloud services, including SaaS; cyber-security including cyber-insights from experts and best practices in sophisticated enterprises. The papers gain enormous in depth and relevance from the active involvement of the membership. And they form the basis for energetic discussion at meetings.
CIOSE meetings include a range of guests, starting with top executives of major industry firms. Satya Nadella, John Chambers, Marc Benioff, Ginni Rometty, Sheryl Sandberg, Randall Stephenson and Meg Whitman have all participated, usually repeatedly. Intimacy and membership caliber are key differentiators that permit frank dialogue on issues of mutual interest. Also critical, are the CEOs of strongly emerging start-ups who provide an unmatched perspective on promising areas of IT innovation and disruption. And finally, we invite leading experts to address a variety of relevant and broad business topics including intellectual property protection, education, demographics and global economics.
The CIO Strategy Exchange is a small and highly selective multi-sponsor program for chief information officers from the most forward-looking companies. Every business sector is represented except computing and communications (excluded to avoid potential conflicts of interest). Through its two 25 person sections, CIOSE members stay informed about current trends and forefront achievements in technology, best practices and business trends. Networking with recognized peers assists this exchange.