CIO Executive Development

The CIO Executive Development Program has been rescheduled for a later date.

The CIO Executive Development Program returns to San Francisco on May 11 and 12, 2015.

Keynote Speaker Davood Ghods, Chief, Office of Technology Services, California Department of Technology

The CIO Executive Development Program helps IT professionals develop the necessary skills to enhance success in their jobs and advance their career opportunities. The program includes business-focused content that will complement existing technical skills, such as strategy and business alignment, planning and management, budgeting and tracking, leadership and communication planning, governance, and IT innovation.

Who Should Attend

CIOs, IT executives and personnel identified as leaders who seek a professional education program to increase their competencies and continue lifelong professional learning.


Courses are taught by the current and former Bay Area CIOs of leading companies. For instructor biographies, see Instructors.

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Action-Oriented Program

The program is action-oriented with practical models and working artifacts from the desks of CIOs. Participants will be working with the actual tools used by executives currently serving CIO roles. These case studies will allow participants to return to their organizations with new perspectives and deliverables.

Program Objectives

  • Create an IT strategy that links directly to the company’s business strategy
  • Formulate an IT budget consistent with the strategy
  • Develop an action plan to implement the IT strategy
  • Build an effective IT governance program
  • Understand marketing and promoting the value of IT within your firm
  • Outline a model for managing effective mergers and divestitures
  • Discuss the latest trends and innovations for IT

In Partnership With

This year, the College of Business's CIO Executive Development Program is proud to partner with The Office of the CIO and CIOSynergy.

The Office of the CIO comprises senior technology professionals from a diverse set of industries and organizations. It is an energetic and dynamic group that collaborates on various initiatives, topics and events. The organization maintains relationships with other professional organizations, educational institutions and companies. The Office of the CIO is dedicated to improving the value of its individual members to their company, their community and to the information technology profession.

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