When: Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Where: the Signature Grand, Davie (map)

Announcing Keynote Speaker Simon Gibson

Simon Gibson is a Fellow Security Architect at Gigamon. He provides security strategy and technology roadmap direction for Gigamon products that secure physical and virtual network traffic. Simon has been working on Internet infrastructure for nearly 20 years. From small ISPs, to developing streaming media technology at AOL/Time Warner and working on hardware accelerated appliances with Extreme Networks for WinAmp/Shoutcast. Simon was a Systems Architect at Verisign. Prior to Gigamon Simon led the Information Security Group at Bloomberg LP. in New York and was their CISO from 2008 to 2013.

Announcing Ladies Panel Moderator Jean Hill

Jean Hill is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in New York. She brings more than 25 years of experience as a senior information technology and business executive. Ms. Hill has held a number of senior roles at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Merrill Lynch, DLJ and while a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, she led both their Global Wealth and Institutional Technology Services organizations



Announcing Panel Moderator Howard Shore

Activate Group founder Howard Shore is one of the country’s premier business and executive coaches who has helped hundreds of executives and teams to improve business performance. He has held various leadership positions including CEO, and has a more than 20-year track record of exceptional results in multinational, public and private companies, across many industries and businesses that range from start-up to Fortune 500, including Ryder Systems, AutoNation and KPMG.


Sandi Finn
President at Cross Country Home Services

Richard Outram
Interim CFO at IC RealTech Inc.

Rebecca Smith
CIO/Sr. Vice President of Information Technology at Advanced Recovery Systems, LLC

Carl Drew
CFO at Harvard Maintenance, Inc.

Jennifer Torlone
Sr. Director, Technology and Information Services at Amerijet International

Salomon Sredni
CEO at TradeStation Group

Emily Ashworth
CTO / CIO at ABB Optical Group


10th Annual State of the CIO

08:30 am - 09:30 am - One-on-one vendor meetings and networking opportunities
09:30 am - 09:45 am - 2016 CIO Council Kick-off and Advocacy awards
09:50 am - 10:30 am - Keynote Address
10:45 am - 11:25 am - 'Woman in Tech' Ladies Panel Discussion
11:40 am - 12:10 pm - 'C-Suite Expectations' Panel Discussion
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm - Closing remarks

Top 10 Reasons to attend the 10th Annual State of the CIO

1. Networking Opportunities
2. Face-to-Face Business Meetings
3. Community Support
4. Intimate Setting
5. Return on Investment
6. Thoughtful Agenda
7. Fertile Environment
8. Learning Opportunity
9. Take a Breath
10. Focused and Rewarding

Welcome New Sponsors

As in past years, we are offering a good mix of sponsorship opportunities to help you meet the specific marketing goals of your company.

For a complete description of sponsorship options, please click here and you will be redirected to the event website.

If you have questions regarding sponsorship or participation please reach out to either Maurice Dubuc or Steve Earle

Serving South Florida’s Technology Leaders

The mission of the CIO Council of South Florida is to enhance community awareness of Information Technology issues through education and communication. The participation of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) from South Florida’s commercial business, government, and educational institutions, creates opportunities for these executives to grow their respective organizations and provides personal growth. The Council provides a forum for an open exchange of ideas, collaboration on issues of mutual importance, leveraged vendor relationships, and focused community involvement.

Contact us: info@iCoastCIOCouncil.com