For this year’s CIO Finance Summit, CDM Media pulled together some of the most engaging and innovative CIOs and IT executives from the finance industry to form the CIO Content Development Committee. This year’s committee members include:

  • Harvey Koeppel, Executive Director, Center for CIO Leadership, CIO Finance Summit Master of Ceremonies and CIO Content Development Committee Chairman
  • Duane Good, EVP, Head of Risk Systems Infrastructure, HSBC North America
  • Sudhir Nair, SVP, Business Technology, Bank of America
  • H.P. Bunaes, SVP, Director, Risk Management Information and Technology, Sun Trust Bank
  • Paul Jameson, Global Director for Financial Industry, Cisco Systems

The CIO Content Development Committee plays a critical role in determining the topics that are discussed at the CIO Finance Summit. An end-user driven agenda ensures that all CIO and technology executive attendees will get critical information from the event’s panel discussions, workshops, and case studies.

So, a big welcome and thank you to all of this year’s CIO Finance Summit Content Development Committee members. We’re looking forward to a great event!

For more information about the technology event, go to the CIO Finance Summit site.

For more information about the committee, check out the CIO Content Development Committee flyer or the latest press release.

According to a recent Weber Shandwick study, “CEO participation at top-tier events nearly doubled since 2007.” Participation by CIOs and other C-level executives increased 40 percent since the same year.

The study looked at the number of CEO and C-suite participants from the top 50 most admired companies, as named by Fortune, at 22 conferences.

While this increase was mainly attributed to CEOs from the financial sector, it is still telling that, even during an economic downturn, executives are making a point to distribute content, give presentations and network with their peers. In other words, they are working to keep their company visible among their colleagues.

In addition, executives are also becoming more visible to the public via social networking sites. According to a recent NFI Research study, executives are embracing LinkedIn, blogs and Facebook for business purposes. In fact, 86 percent of surveyed executives from large companies were utilizing LinkedIn.

As we enter into 2010, one can only assume that this trend towards increased visibility will continue as markets are tighter and more competitive, and there is less money to go around. 

What events will you be participating in during 2010?

Clear your calendars…announcing CDM Media’s 2010 event schedule:

 CIO Utilities Summit—April 18-21

CIO Healthcare Summit—May 9-12

CIO Government Summit—May 23-26

CIO Finance Summit—August 29-September 1

CIO Summit—September 19-22

CTO Telecom Summit—October 3-6

CIO Insurance Summit—October 17-20

CIO Education Summit—November 7-10

Information on becoming a summit delegate can be found on each event’s site. 

If you’re interested in sponsoring a CDM Media event, check out the CIO Summits site for more information. 

And a big thank you to all of the delegates and sponsors who made CDM Media’s 2009 events a huge success! We look forward to working with you in 2010.

According to a recent survey conducted by CDM Media, CIOs and IT executives in the banking industry will focus on making technology investments more efficient in the next 24 months.

The survey, which was taken by 40 CIO Finance Summit attendees throughout the months of July and August of 2009, revealed that 85 percent of attendees plan to improve the ROI on their technology purchases. Attendees represented large to mid-size banks in North America.

Even though the economy is beginning to recover from the recession, it seems that technology executives in the banking industry are resolved to “make it do” (as the Great Depression adage goes), as opposed to replacing existing technology.

Other long term goals, as indicated by the survey, include improving business continuity by minimizing disruptions, and managing risks. Sixty and 65 percent, respectively, of survey participants indicated that they plan to focus on these initiatives over the next 24 months.

Despite this focus on improving ROI, IT executives in the banking industry do plan to implement some new technologies. Over the next 2 years, almost 50 percent of all survey respondents plan to implement mobile banking technology at their organizations; while 45 percent plan to implement virtual servers/virtualization technology.

Thirty-two percent of these CIOs and IT executives, reported that their 2010 IT budget has increased from last year. Thirty percent reported a budget decrease, while twenty-two percent reported that their budget will remain the same.

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Do these survey results reflect your organization’s future IT plans?