In Three Years, CMO Will Outspend CIO on IT Sony Electronics and Spiceworks Help Marketers Explore the Minds of the New Decision Maker
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent Gartner study predicts that by 2017, CMOs will spend more on IT than CIOs, while others predict purchasing power will shift to developers. [Tweet This]. Marketers want to know: what department will prevail as the new technology buying center? Get inside the buyer's head at Tech Marketing 360 (TM360), next week in Dana Point, California.
The CMO-CIO Cold War is over:
The barrier between CMOs and CIOs is coming down. Forced into partnership, they're working together to align their respective priorities and make IT investments consistent with the CEO's priorities. At TM360, Sony Electronics will lead a panel to uncover ways marketers can tailor messaging that resonates with both parties.
Buyers reveal purchasing habits and pet peeves:
At TM360, Spiceworks executives will take you into the heads of technology decision makers. They'll present 'IT Unplugged: Straight Talk from IT Pros on What They Buy and Why,' a live panel of real buyers who will take any questions and share secrets about how marketers can best connect and engage with them.
Panelist and session specifics are detailed today on the Tech Marketing 360 blog.
About Tech Marketing 360
Tech Marketing 360 is the only event dedicated to educating and inspiring the technology marketing community and will take place February 18-20 at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, CA. Created by tech marketers, for tech marketers, Tech Marketing 360 will combine visionary strategies with applied learning and practical tactics to help drive performance and elevate marketing's role in today's technology organizations. For more information visit techmarketing360.com/.
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