CIOsynergy Toronto Held May 3, Brought Forth a Community of Enterprise CIOs and IT Leaders to Discuss, Debate, and Challenge the Direction of IT

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CIOsynergy Toronto provided an exclusive opportunity for leading locals CIOs and IT executives to network and brainstorm daily obstacles in an unparallelled learning environment.


"Provider of Thought Leading Conferences"

"The successful CIO is a one that empowers themselves with the lessons, knowledge, and experience of a community" Nepal Patel - Principal | CIOsynergy

CIOsynergy, a provider of thought leading conferences, today announced that CIOsynergy Toronto was a success, attracting Directors VPs, Chief Architects, CTOs and CIOs that drive corporate innovation.

Attracting over 100 IT leaders, the event was held at the Hyatt Regency Toronto on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 and featured panel discussions and speeches by some of the world’s most respected IT leaders.

The CIO panel made up from five CIOs, who have demonstrated operational excellence within the organization they serve, explored the emerging trends in enterprise IT and their impact on greater efficiency and cost effectiveness. Participating in the panel were Helen Polatajko, CIO – CIBC Mellon; Gale Blank, CIO – Walmart; Bo Wandschneider, CIO – Queen’s University; Graham Hunt, CIO – Soul Restaurants Canada; and Roman Coba, CIO – McCain Foods Limited.

The panel was moderated by Scott Shuster, an onstage chairman of business and governmental events. For more than 15 years, Scott Shuster has been the chairman and discussion leader of highly respected C-Suite summits held by Business Week magazine.

The keynote speech was delivered by Dom Sagolla, co-creator of Twitter and author of 140 Characters: Style Guide for Short Form. Mr. Sagolla helped build Macromedia Studio, Odeo Studio, the original Twitter, Adobe Creative Suite, and now produces iPhone apps with his company DollarApp in San Francisco. Attendees received a lesson in business innovation collated over a career of experience from Dom, a serial innovator that has walked the line from concept to creation several times.

CIOsynergy Toronto was made possible through the support of sponsors that included: Present, Pitney Bowes Software, China Telecom Canada, ESI Technologies, NTTData, QlikTech Inc., Info-Tech Research Group, StoneSoft, Oki Data Americas, Inc., AlgoSec, Bitzer Mobile, IRoam Mobile Solutions, IT Weapons, Jive Software, Newcomp Solutions, CentriLogic, and Silver Peak among others.

For more information, please visit, or contact Araceli Delgado, project coordinator at aracelid(at) or 847.278.2213 ext 899.

About CIOsynergy
CIOsynergy provides a platform that brings together the thought leaders of IT through events that incorporate face-to-face meeting opportunities, panel discussions, think tanks and keynotes, and C-suite networking programs.

Previous events have attracted C-suite leaders from companies such as Wal-Mart, Salesforce, Home Depot, Bank of America, Forbes Media, Wells Fargo, Shell, Allstate, State Farm, Career Education Corp, Pepsi, Sara Lee, Kraft, BP, Loyola University, Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, and Walgreens.

The company operations nationwide and has previously partnered with sponsors such as IBM, 3com, VMware, Unisys, Hitachi, Oracle, SunGard, Dell, Google, Amazon, and HTC among 100’s more.

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