CIOsynergy San Francisco

Problem Solving Within the Office of the CIO

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CIOsynergy, a gathering of carefully selected I.T. leaders that represent the who's who of enterprise I.T. in San Francisco.  A symposium that has redefined problem solving within the office of the CIO, and a platform to explore the successes, failures, and battles of these officers on the frontlines of innovation.

Moderated by Scott Shuster, acclaimed former ABC foreign news correspondent and editor of NPR, and led by a panel of CIOs under the umbrella of thought leaders John Sculley, former Apple / Pepsi CEO, and Robert Herjavec, star of ABC's hit reality show 'Shark Tank', we'll discuss, debate and challenge the future of I.T. The ultimate roadmap for the office of the CIO as 150 I.T. leaders join us in a unparalleled learning environment at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco on Decemeber 5th.

Join us as we unite I.T. leaders representing some of the largest brands.  This is a rare opportunity to exchange ideas within a group of leaders that chase the common goal of advancement through innovation.

Marriott Marquis San Francisco
780 Mission St.
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Meet our Event Partners


  Robert Herjavec - Star of ABC's hit reality show 'Shark Tank'

Our keynote for the evening is Robert Herjavec from ABC's hit reality TV show 'Shark Tank'. Robert built his empire in Information Technology as he founded The Herjavec Group, Canada's largest enterprise security provider which is one of Canada fastest growing companies.

As a true leader in the market of Enterprise Innovation Robert will give us an unparalleled view on his journey to become one of the world's top innovative minds as we 'Walk the Line' with this business titan, best-selling author, and TV celebrity - lessons for tomorrow's CIO.

  John Sculley - Former CEO of Pepsi Co, Apple

CIOsynergy's opening keynote John Sculley is one of America’s best-known business leaders, with one foot in the storied history of Apple technology and the other planted firmly in 21st century innovations that change the way the world does business. Few entrepreneurs have been as successful across so many fields as Sculley. His success stories include telecommunications, financial services, healthcare, high technology, Internet services, consumer marketing, and I.T. supply chain.

John Sculley was Pepsi-Cola Co’s youngest CEO leading the firm to become the largest selling consumer packaged goods in America.In 1982 Steve Jobs was building the first Macintosh computer and Steve believed the future of computing would be shaped by ease-of-use and he recruited John Sculley to Apple as CEO to teach Apple how to do big brand experience marketing. The Macintosh introductory TV commercial at the 1984 Super Bowl became the most famous advertising campaign of all time. 10 years later, when John Sculley left Apple, Macintosh was the largest selling personal computer in the world. During his ten years at Apple, he launched Desktop Publishing and the PowerBook, the most successful notebook computer at that time. Revenue was up 1000% over Sculley’s decade with Apple, and Apple was the most profitable personal computer company in the world.

Since leaving Apple, John and his Sculley Brothers Family Office has helped many high technology serial entrepreneurs build some of the most disruptively innovative technology enabled firms. These include MetroPCS, HotWire, NFO Research, Intralinks, and Credit Trade.
Currently, John is mentor and investor in mobility and Big Data analytics; consumerization of healthcare; data base marketing; I.T. supply chain; and emerging market financial services.

  Scott Shuster - Moderator and Chair

Scott Shuster has led virtually every BusinessWeek CEO, CFO, and CIO conference held since the founding of the magazine’s events group — more than 100 of the world’s most prominent gatherings of large-company leaders and senior executives.

Scotts experience as a former ABC News foreign correspondent, Producer of NPR’s All Things Considered, Consulting Editor for The McGraw-Hill Companies and BusinessWeek and prodigious skills onstage make him the right choice to serve as moderator of the CIOpanel and chair to CIOsynergy San Francisco.


Registration & Networking Lunch - Epicurean Lunch with the Who's Who of I.T.

Dine in style with Leading I.T. Peers in the remodeled Marriott Marquis San Francisco, a hotel the excudes modern luxury after undergoing a $90 million renovation. Join us as we indulge in an epicurean 5-star lunch, and find yourself in good company as you dine with the Who’s Who of enterprise I.T. leadership from within San Francisco.

Enter the CIOarena™ with Scott Shuster

Who else can better set the tone for this epic meeting of the minds than moderator and event chair Scott Shuster. Scott leads discussions at some of the most prominent C-suite I.T. engagements across the country. CIOsynergy proudly brings his world renowned expertise to stage in San Francisco.

Opening Keynote - John Sculley, former CEO of Apple/Pepsi

Keynote John Sculley made his mark as the CEO of America largest brands Apple and Pepsi. His tenure at Apple rose revenues from 800 million to 8 billion. Since Apple John has supported many tech seriel entrepreneurs in their pursuit to build some of the most disruptively innovative technology enabled firms; firms like MetroPCS, HotWire, NFO Research, Intralinks, and Credit Trade to name a few.

John has walked the line in leading firms through incubating innovation and on December 5th you'll see the hear stories from this mastermind in leadership; lessons for the Global IT leader.

CIOpanel™ by AppSense

A Moderated CIOpanel™ where 5 CIOs take a tell-all position on a panel that explores the direction of enterprise I.T., the successes, failures, and celebrations that defined their paths as ultimate I.T. leaders. We’ll gain insight into their vision with the help of moderator Scott Shuster and special guest Jon Wallace, Chief Technologist of AppSense.

'5 Rules of Modern Applications' by Michael Beckley, CTO & Co-Founder of Appian

The convergence of mobile, social, cloud and big data technologies can create new business opportunities and innovative ways to work. But realizing that promise requires a ‘worksocial’ approach that grounds these modern technologies in the processes, systems and data that drive the business. In this session Appian CTO, Michael Beckley, will talk about the key challenges of IT consumerization, sharing how Appian customers are turning today’s social and mobile revolution into real business value. He’ll discuss how to bring measurable meaning to mobile in your enterprise, allow access to corporate data (and action on that data) from any device, and how to drive greater efficiency by integrating work automation and social collaboration in a single user experience.

Retreat to the CIOlounge™

A cocktail reception under the umbrella of the latest technologies and the visionaries behind them. We’ve carefully selected 20 organizations that provide cutting edge solutions to the growing pains of the CIO – from the masters of intrusion detection to the pioneers of Hybrid Cloud, you’ll meet these visionaries during our cocktail reception in our CIOlounge™.

Tomorrow's World Today

A peek into the future as we are introduced to the visionaries of the companies that are changing the way we do business. Scott Shuster has done his homework - now its time to give these companies 60 seconds on the clock.


CIOreality; an exploration of Enterprise I.T. and its battles. Here we walk the line with pioneers that have layed a path to be followed as they share tales of successes, failures, and those ever important lessons learned. Gripping discussion led by moderator Scott Shuster.  

Sydney Sloan

SR Director of Marketing, Jive Software

Faiyaz Shikari

CTO and VP, Xerox

Keynote - Robert Herjavec, Star on ABC's reality TV show 'Shark Tank'

Our second keynote needs little to no introduction as he's the Star on ABCs hit reality show 'Shark Tank'. When it comes to leadership and innovation Robert has a lesson to teach and he'll share this with the CIOs and IT leaders at CIOsynergy. 150 CIOs and IT leaders will join us as we take a journey with Robert on a career that has truly defined him as an industry titan and innovator to watch for. 

Retreat to the CIOlounge™

A cocktail reception under the umbrella of the latest technologies and the visionaries behind them. We’ve carefully selected 20 organizations that provide cutting edge solutions to the growing pains of the CIO – from the masters of intrusion detection to the pioneers of Hybrid Cloud, you’ll meet these visionaries during our cocktail reception in our CIOlounge™.


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