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CIO Executive Council

August 05, 2013 14:21 ET

CIO Executive Council and Imaginatik Offer Exclusive Innovation Workshop at the 2013 CIO 100 Symposium

Workshop Designed to Elevate the CIO and IT Organization to Be the Innovation Driver of the Business

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwired - Aug 5, 2013) - IDG's CIO Executive Council -- a member-led executive organization of global business leaders working to drive value from the intersection of business, information technology and strategy -- announces a new innovation workshop in partnership with Imaginatik plc (LSE: IMTK.L), a global leader in innovation management, at the CIO 100 Symposium on August 11, 2013. The workshop, entitled "The New CIO: Chief Innovation Officer," is offered exclusively to members of the CIO Executive Council and Pathways Leadership Development participants.

"With a renewed focus on innovation and transformation from CEOs, this an opportunity for the CIO to be the driver and amplify IT's C-suite relevance," said Pam Stenson, SVP and general manager of the CIO Executive Council. "We host a General Assembly for our member community every year at the CIO 100 event and are thrilled to be partnering with Imaginatik on this workshop to bring trusted, proven methods to our members."

Luis Solis, President of Imaginatik, will lead the interactive workshop program focused on the Current Innovation Maturity state of many IT organizations, the six faces of a Chief Innovation Officer, and a highly collaborative experience to help attendees determine personal next actions.

"Innovation is all about people, about leadership: it's about the CIO of the future, the Chief Innovation Officer," Solis said. "Our methodology will enable the CIO to gain decisive action from his or her management team and align with business peers so that growth and results are attained in reasonable timeframes."

"Our CIO members sit at the helm of constant technology disruption and will walk away from this workshop with a tailored action plan to accelerate their personal innovation development," said Stenson.

The private workshop kicks off the CIO 100 Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO on August 11, 2013 for CIO Executive Council members and complements the overall event theme of "Thriving in an Age of Disruptive Innovation." During the symposium, many of the CIO 100 award winners will offer their expertise on IT strategy, business model shifts and evolving customer needs. The event concludes on the evening of Tuesday, August 13, 2013 with the annual gala awards dinner and reception to celebrate the achievements of the CIO 100 winning companies.

Registration
There are a limited number of non-member passes for this exclusive session. Please reach out to Pam Stenson at pstenson@cio.com for more information. For further information about the speaker Luis Solis, visit www.linkedin.com/in/lfsolis.

Become a CIO Executive Council Member
To learn more about the CIO Executive Council and how to become a member, visit council.cio.com/join-us/ or call +1 508-766-5696.

About Imaginatik
Imaginatik® is the world's first full-service innovation firm with 17 years of experience building innovation into a sustainable competence at some of the world's largest and most respected companies. Through a mix of consulting and advisory, hands-on innovation projects and program management, and award-winning enterprise software platform, Imaginatik helps clients develop innovation capability into a permanent competitive advantage. Imaginatik is the trusted partner of leading organizations including Blue Cross Blue Shield, CSC, Ladbrokes, The World Bank, Cargill, Mayo Clinic, The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, HCA, Windsor Foods, Dow Chemical, and Goodyear.

Imaginatik is a public company whose shares are traded on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE: IMTK.L) and is a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer with offices in Boston, MA, and Fareham, UK. For more information visit www.imaginatik.com.

About the CIO Executive Council
CIO Executive Council is a member-led executive organization of global business leaders working to drive value from the intersection of business, information technology and strategy. Through peer reliance, collaboration and outreach, members apply the knowledge, insights and best practices of their peers to the success of their enterprises and their own personal achievement. Launched in April 2004, by the parent organization of CIO magazine, the Council is comprised of hundreds of the world's leading chief information officers. To learn more about CIO Executive Council, please visit their website at http://council.cio.com/. CIO Executive Council is part of IDG Enterprise, an International Data Group company. Company information is available at http://idgenterprise.com/.

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