Jan 272010

Happy New Year!

Ok, let’s get the year started off with a bang!   I am thrilled about the success of the CIO Exec Series Roundtable Group in 2009.  We grew new members by over 50%.   We are starting our 10th year and last year was our most successful and it is because of our members!

I would like to start out 2010 with a NEW TOPIC that hasn’t been covered formally in the group in quite some time – Electronic Discovery.  I think this is a timely topic since state and federal regulatory laws have been changing in 2009 and members are having to examine eDiscovery’s impact on their organizations. 

Please join our virtual roundtable on the topic of Electronic Discovery on Jan 27th from 9-10am


Before you are called in to tesify,  let’s have a peer discussion on this topic.  Let’s start with a basic question:
Does your understanding of your corporate email and communication policy match what is technical reality?

Agenda – Electronic Discovery
1. What laws have changed?
2. What are your local peers doing about this issue?
3. Who are the leading vendors?
4. With Email SaaS what are the options?
5. Discuss lessons learned.
6. Capturing a Needle in a Haystack.

• Audio/ Video (and emails that have these attachments)
• Email
• Instant Messaging
• Database Servers
• File Systems
• Detachable Media (usb, zip drives, etc)
7. Etc

Topic: CIO Exec Series Virtual Roundtable Discussion
Time: 9-10:00AM
Date: January 27, 2010

Dec 122009

• 20 Interviews and corresponding CIOs meeting notes and help guides were developed and put on the secure cioes.org site
• We grew from 40 members to 80 members
• Roundtable Discussion to examine ways of driving IT expenses down.
• Roundtable Discussion – Using Technology to Drive Process Improvement and reduce corporate overhead.
• Pandemic Flu Roundtable
• Cloud Computing Roundtable
• Cloud Computing Case Study Presentation
• Roundtable Discussion – Mergers and Acquisitions Lessons Learned from an IT and business process perspective
• Telecom, Collaboration, Workforce, Distance Learning, Virtual Meetings Presentation from Curt Island, CEO with TelVersant Group
• Launch of the new interactive CIOES.org site and Content Management System
• Golf Event in September
• Lunch Event at Eggspectations in Columbia
• We hired our first full time person to support the group moving forward.