Networking & IT Innovation
IDC Dinner Series, San Francisco CA
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 executive Research Adjunct Advisor, Cora Carmody, 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 Research Adjunct Advisor, Cora Carmody. The dinner will take place at Mister Jiu's, a Michelin Star rated, high-end Chinese restaurant in the heart of San Francisco's Chinatown.
Chef/owner Brandon Jew makes San Francisco's iconic Chinatown a destination-worthy enclave with his long-loved and consistently impressive dining hall.
Mister Jiu’s is bright, airy, and fitted out with dramatic brass lotus chandeliers that hang overhead. Food is served family style, thereby making it ideal for groups, but solo diners can rest easy as they will certainly enjoy the sleek bar up front, pouring a litany of enticing cocktails with such virtuous names as "Tranquility" and "Happiness." Chef Jew's cooking at his flagship restaurant focuses on Cantonese cuisine spiced by the occasional Sichuan specialty bearing hyper-seasonal local produce and a liberating dash of creativity.
Revelers may head to the ultra-cool and retro Moongate Lounge for fun bites and divine drinks.
Speaker: Cora Carmody | Research Adjunct Advisor
Cora Carmody is a globally recognized CIO, having been appointed as the first CIO of Litton PRC (now part of Northrop-Grumman Information Technology) and most recently as the CIO of Jacobs Engineering. Prior to becoming a CIO, Cora held various positions (programmer, systems engineer, program manager, and others) in projects benefiting the U.S. intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, and other customers. In 2002, Cora founded the "Technology GoddessesTM" program to mentor girls (K-12) in all aspects of technology – which led Jacobs to receive the Inaugural “Engaging Youth in IT” Award from Computerworld and the CIO Executive Council, June 2013.
Cora has an M.S. degree in Computer Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University and B.A. and M.A. degrees in Mathematics from the Johns Hopkins University. Her work is cited in The Leadership Challenge, 5th edition, by James Kouzes and Barry Posner; The U.S. Technology Skills Gap, by Gary Beach; and numerous articles and interviews. She is a frequent speaker on many IT topics such as leadership, IT strategy, STEM, and enterprise architecture.
Our partners at IDC are constantly working to bring current, relevant data that CIOs need to companies like yours. Join the conversation to ensure that the insights we bring you are useful & applicable in your work scenarios. Complete the survey and receive a split of Moët & Chandon champagne.*
*In areas that Moët & Chandon Champagne is not available, a comparable brand will be sent.
Mister Jiu's, 28 Waverly Pl San Francisco CA 94108
|Cocktails served. Meal courses will be dropped bet...ween presentations.
|6:00 pm - 6:15 pm
|CIO Strategies with IDC Adjunct Research Advisor Cora Carmody
|Strategies, Tactics, and Best Practices to help yo...u thrive in 2022
|6:15 pm - 6:30 pm
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|6:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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|6:45 pm - 7:00 pm
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|7:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|7:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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|7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Dessert, raffles & networking