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Analyst Series
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IDC Dinner Series, New York City

Sparks Steak House

Jun 09, 2022
New York NY
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Speaker Daniel Saroff IDC's Vice President Consulting Services

CIO Exchange: Strategies, Tactics, and Best Practices to help you thrive in 2022

2020 was a bear, 2021 has been a beast – 2022 is the year of the tiger. Are you ready?

Join us as Vice President, Consulting Services, Daniel Saroff, shares market observations and guidance to help you enhance your organization’s resiliency, improve agility, and accelerate innovation as digital-first business strategies become the norm. Then over dinner discuss, debate, and exchange perspectives with your fellow CIOs about 2022 challenges and opportunities. Discussion topics include:

  • How design thinking accelerates innovation 
  • Setting your cloud optimization strategy 
  • What the board needs to know about ransomware

Enjoy a luxurious Three-Course Dinner while you listen to presentations from some of the greatest minds in technology, headed by IDC's Vice President, Consulting Services, Daniel Saroff. The event will take place at Sparks Steak House, a legendary steakhouse in Midtown.

Sparks Steak House was opened in 1966 by Michael and Pasquale Cetta, hence the logo 'Cetta Brothers Steak Masters'. The restaurant is still a family owned and operated business and is located in midtown Manhattan, a five minute walk from Grand Central Station and The United Nations.

Speaker: Daniel Saroff | Vice President, Consulting Services

Daniel Saroff, Vice President Consulting Services, is a senior practitioner within IDC’s end-user consulting practice – a practice focused on supporting Boards, business leaders, and technology executives as they strive to architect, benchmark, and optimize their organization's IT Platform. This Practice is built upon IDC’s unparalleled, international, IT data library, its robust research base, and tailored consulting solutions all focused on delivering unique business value through IT acceleration, performance management, and contextualized process benchmarking capabilities.

Mr. Saroff spent the past two decades working in Senior-level positions in both consulting organizations and in delivering technology. Most recently, he was the CIO for a major Massachusetts state agency where he led them through cloud migrations, digital transformation, technology modernization, enterprise platform reengineering, security in-depth and zero trust, and defense and response to a major cyber-attack. Former positions included consulting positions at both Forrester and Gartner, and as a Director at a major aerospace and defense company. Before joining IDC, he owned a private IT management consultancy. Additionally, he co-founded and managed a neuroscience research laboratory focusing on Alzheimer’s Disease and published multiple peer-reviewed research articles.

TechTalks is the place for leaders in the technology community to relax, network and hear about the latest mission-critical technologies in a social setting. Enjoy your beverage of choice; munch on appetizers; connect with people you’ve friended, LinkedIn and tweeted; and discuss cutting-edge technology with innovative IT manufacturers and their partners.


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