"State of the CIO" is this Wednesday!


There are only 2 days left before the 9th Annual State of the CIO. Register today so you don't miss this once a year premier CIO networking and educational event.


You are cordially invited to join the CIO Council for the 9th Annual 2015 State of the CIO - to be held at the The Signature Grand, Fort Lauderdale.

Join the CIO Council and learn about the trends that are shaping the CIO in 2015.

When: Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Where: Signature Grand, Davie.

Manuel D. Medina
Medina Capital

Manuel D. Medina is the founding and managing partner of Medina Capital. Medina has more than 30 years of experience as a highly successful businessman with expertise in areas including technology, finance, international business, and government contracting.

Meet our distinguished panel

Mr. Gary Beach
Publisher Emeritus CIO Magazine, will lead our distinguished panel of CIOs.

Mr. Beach is a highly regarded spokesperson throughout the United States and the global technology industry and he has testified on key issues facing the IT industry before the U.S. House and Senate.

Paul Martine
CIO, Citrix Systems

Paul Martine is the V.P. of Operations & CIO of Citrix Systems, a position he has held since 2007. He currently leads the global Information Technologies and Supply Chain departments. Paul also served as the Vice President of the Worldwide Technical Services department where he led the Technical Support, Education and Consulting Services teams.

Debbie Kartcher
CIO, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

As the chief information officer for the nation’s fourth-largest school district, Karcher plans and directs its information technology strategy and maintains the integrity of its information systems and a network infrastructure that includes more than 400 schools and administrative locations, 45,000 employees, and 340,000 students.

Joel Steigelfest
CIO, Cross Country Home Services

As the chief information officer at CCHS, Joel Steigelfest leads all aspects of the company’s information technology disciplines, including delivery and support of applications, information, infrastructure and services. Joel is also responsible for the use of advanced technologies to improve the customer experience and accelerate business innovation.

Ronaldo Montmann
VP Information Technology, Broward Health

Ronaldo is responsible for the day-to-day management of application systems, technology infrastructure, telecommunications, data security, and customer service across all domains of the IT Department. He joined Broward Health over 15 years ago after holding management and system analyst positions with various Fortune 500 companies in the US and overseas.

Benny Lago

Senior VP and CIO, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

Benigno “Benny” Lago brings twenty years of IT experience to the role of Senior VP and CIO of the newly expanded Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Lago is responsible for the development, management and integration of the IT infrastructure of the company’s ten domestic and international landside offices.


Sponsorship Opportunities

The CIO Council is offering a broad range of sponsorship opportunities to suit all budgets. All sponsorship levels offer the opportunity to be immersed in a vibrant networking environment with South Florida's top technology leaders.


Sponsorship Levels

Serving South Florida’s Technology Leaders

The mission of the iCoast CIO Council is to enhance community awareness of Information Technology issues through education and communication. The participation of Chief Information Officers (CIO’s) from South Florida’s commercial business, government, and educational institutions create opportunities for these executives to grow their respective organizations and provide personal growth as well. 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