October 25th, 2017  09:00am - 2:30pm

Marriott City Center - Ballroom

CIOarena™ conferences are world-class IT management conferences; providing attendees with a vendor limited space in which to create new relationships with peers in their immediate locale, and delve into trending technologies on the forefront of technology today. Every aspect of the CIOarena agenda is designed to provide ROI in the form new relationships and beneficial information that can be integrated into your role immediately. 

Top Executives agree that one of the key attributes of any successful CIO is the power to develop key relationships both internally and externally. CIOarena is designed to take the IT executive to the next step in strategic relationship building via our intimate peer-to-peer networking sessions. All attendees are local to the Minneapolis/St.Paul Metropolitan area, thus enabling you to boost your career by developing strategic relationships within your community, while comparing and contrasting the successes and pitfalls of peer IT executives from different industries.

Become a transformational leader and leverage technology for a competitive advantage using the insight and direction shared by MSP's top IT visionaries through a series of think tanks, open networking, and solution evaluation. A gourmet buffet breakfast and lunch is provided for all attendees, along with complimentary WiFi access. 


Registration is complimentary for qualified executives. CIOarena is an invitation-only conference. If you did not receive an invitation or have been referred by an invitee, please fill out the below form for consideration. CPE/CISSP credit hours are provided for attendance. 

Breakfast Menu: Fresh Artisanal Coffee and Tazo Teas, Bacon and Egg Sandwich with Avocado on Pretzel Bun, Grilled Veggie and Egg Sandwich with Asparagus, Zucchini, Tomato and Goat Cheese on English Muffin, Assorted Cereals, Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Fresh Squeezed OJ and Apple Juice

Lunch Menu: Chef Soup of Day, Kale Citrus Salad, Chopped Salad, Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Green Beans with Shitakes and Shallots, Grilled Zuchini/Squash/Pepper/Onion, Thyme Infused Roasted Carrots, Grilled Argentinean Flank Steak with Chimichurri, Parmesan Chicken with Lemon Basil Sauce, Penne Pasta with Roasted Veggies, Artisanal Dessert Selection


In order to maintain our excellence and provide the best possible experience we ask that all attendees follow these simple registration guidelines:

  • Be a a C-Level Executive (non-vendor) or equivalent, Direct Report of the CIO, or IT Management.
  • Sales/Marketing/Consultants from non-sponsoring organizations are not permitted to register.
  • All of the above must be true unless you have received a personal invite via mail or email.
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