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Tuesday, March 5, 2024, from 7:00 AM

Charles F. Dodge City Center Pembroke Pines


Charles F. Dodge City Center Pembroke Pines

Nestled in the vibrant heart of Pembroke Pines, the Charles F. Dodge City Center beckons with a blend of architectural magnificence and state-of-the-art functionality. As you step into this South Florida gem, you’ll be immediately captivated by its modern design and expansive facilities, each corner designed to facilitate grand events, from opulent banquets to insightful conventions. With a backdrop of Mediterranean-inspired residences, a tantalizing array of international cuisines at nearby gourmet eateries, and an enticing array of shopping destinations, attending an event here is more than just a date on the calendar; it’s an unforgettable experience.

As an attendee of the State of the CIO at this venue, you’ll immerse yourself in an environment that seamlessly marries luxury with purpose. Here, dynamic discussions are amplified by the venue’s inspiring ambiance, sessions are enriched by the cutting-edge facilities, and networking opportunities become more fruitful in the setting of this architectural marvel. The convenience and sophistication offered by the Charles F. Dodge City Center will undoubtedly elevate your conference experience. Plus, its proximity to an array of dining and shopping outlets ensures that post-event relaxation and exploration are just a short stroll away.

In essence, the Charles F. Dodge City Center is more than just a venue for the State of the CIO — it’s where you’ll witness the fusion of innovation, luxury, and unparalleled hospitality. Dive in, soak up the ambiance, and discover how this iconic venue enhances every moment of your State of the CIO journey!


Attendee Tickets

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The Benefits and Rewards of Attending the State of the CIO

Choosing to attend the State of the CIO (SCIO) promises a plethora of unparalleled benefits that cater to every facet of an IT professional’s journey. Firstly, you’ll gain invaluable insights from industry titans, absorbing knowledge on the latest trends and breakthroughs in technology. Networking opportunities abound, allowing you to forge potent connections with peers, mentors, and potential collaborators from across the region. The exclusive CIO-Only Breakfast provides direct access to decision-makers, giving you a unique platform to position yourself and your ideas. Additionally, the event acts as a bridge to the future, with the CIO Council Scholarship Awards supporting the next generation of tech leaders, showcasing the industry’s commitment to fostering growth. Finally, hosted at the opulent Charles F. Dodge City Center, the SCIO guarantees an ambiance that blends luxury with purpose, ensuring an enriching and memorable experience. In essence, attending the SCIO is an investment in yourself, in your future, and in the ever-evolving world of technology.





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Schedule of Events

Sponsor Set up:

  • 7:00 am – Sponsor registration and setup
  • All vendor tables are standard 6-foot size
  • Bring your table drape, retractable banner, and collateral

Invitation-only CIO Executive Breakfast:

  • 07:00 am – 07:30 am – Registration for ‘Invitation-only CIO Breakfast
  • 07:30 am – 09:00 am – Breakfast, Presentations, and Networking
  • Continuing in the Great Hall with networking, Scholarship Awards, Keynote, and Panel Discussion

State of the CIO General session:

  • 07:30 am – General Check-in opens
  • 08:00 am – Breakfast, networking, and vendor forum
  • 10:00 am – Main Event Starts:
    • CIOC President’s Welcome
    • Keynote Presentation
    • State of the CIO Panel Discussion
    • Scholarship Awards
  • 12:00 pm – Closing Remarks


About the State of the CIO

The CIO Council of South Florida is excited to present the 18th Annual State of the CIO on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at the Charles F. Dodge City Center, Pembroke Pines

The State of the CIO is the premier event for technology leaders in South Florida, bringing together over 300 top CIOs and senior IT leaders from across the region. This event is a unique opportunity for attendees to discuss, learn, and network with their peers in the industry.

The conference features a CIO-Only Executive Breakfast, a keynote address, and a panel discussion, all tailored to the needs of CIOs and Executive IT leaders. The conference will cover the latest trends and topics in technology, and provide valuable insights and strategies for attendees to take back to their organizations.

In addition to learning and networking opportunities, the State of the CIO also serves as a platform to support the next generation of technology leaders. The CIO Council will award the Miami-Dade County Public Schools scholarship winners at the event, supporting them in their pursuit of STEM careers.

By attending the State of the CIO, not only will you have the opportunity to learn and network with other IT leaders, but you’ll also be supporting the CIO Council’s Scholarship Fund and the future of technology in Miami-Dade County.

Delegates can expect:

  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Network with top local and regional I.T. decision-makers
  • Learn from subject matter experts who ‘live the job’ on a daily basis
  • Your attendance supports the CIO Council of South Florida Scholarship Fund
  • Reserved table for 10 available

Who should attend:

  • CIOs, CTOs, Senior I.T. Managers
  • I.T. Influencers
  • I.T. Analysts and Consultants
  • I.T. Entrepreneurs
  • Directors of I.T. and Infrastructure
  • I.T. Decision Makers and Procurement Managers


In the past 8 years alone:

  • More than 90 Scholarships were awarded across Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties
  • Attended by over 3,500 I.T. Decision Makers
  • More than 330 local and regional companies represented

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