iOpener 2011

Participate in facilitated roundtable discussions with 40 CIO’s from Fortune 500 and middle market companies to learn what a wide range of companies are doing to foster a culture of innovation.

 

When: 26 Aug 2011 - 7:00am - 12:00pm America/Chicago
Where: 516 North Clark St (Maggiano's), Chicago IL

The annual i.c. stars iOpener conference brings together CIO’s, entrepreneurs, students, alumni of i.c.stars and vendors to explore a technology-development topic of mutual interest.

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce leads this conference with a presentation on the role of innovation in driving regional GDP. CIOs and Entrepreneurs participate as table facilitators to discuss how to nurture “cultures of innovation”. The discussions seek to answer how IT organizations will invest in innovation in the coming year.

This year's iOpener considers what it takes to foster a “Culture of Innovation” within an IT organization specifically around mobility, cloud and social media. Participate in facilitated roundtable discussions where insights on these critical areas will be shared.

Learn what a wide range of companies are doing that’s innovative, what jobs are being created that didn’t exist before and how other companies of all sizes are recruiting staff with innovative DNA. Hear how the workforce is evolving and see how companies are training and, in some cases, retraining their employees to stay on the leading edge of their industries.

Don’t miss the opportunity to network with CIOs and entrepreneurs, to gather new ideas for your business and to learn about the emerging trends in workforce development.

More information and registration details coming soon! For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Carey Smith, Development Manager at (312) 275-5730 or csmith@icstars.org.

A special Thank you to our Sponsors

A Measurable Impact

Initial placement rate:
90%
Industry retention rate:
81%
College attendance rate:
55%
Alumni actively engaged in their communities:
72%
Average 12-month earnings before program:
$10,790
Average 12-month earnings after program:
$44,010