SAN FRANCISCO, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Today InformationWeek 500 Conference announced the theme and initial keynote speakers headlining this year's executive event. Conference chairmen Fritz Nelson and Rob Preston of InformationWeek have created a thought-provoking program around the theme "Navigating the Boardroom: The Growth Imperative" for the event, which will take place September 12-15, 2010 at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Southern California.
"For the past couple of years, many CIOs have been heads down, focusing on cutting costs and finding new efficiencies," said Rob Preston, InformationWeek's editor in chief. "Now CEOs and company boards are demanding growth – new customers, new revenue streams, even new business models. It's critical for CIOs to help make that growth happen."
Among the keynote speakers at the 2010 InformationWeek 500 Conference will be:
- Bestselling author Nicholas Carr — who has famously questioned the role of IT (Does IT Matter? 2004) and has posited that "the cloud" is the ultimate culmination of the commoditization of technology (The Big Switch, 2008). In his latest provocative tome (The Shallows, 2010), Carr shows us how the technology of the Internet is changing the way we think – not just what we think, but the actual process of thinking; and perhaps not for the better.
- Peter Hinssen – one of Europe's esteemed thought leaders in the field of technology and its impact on business life and society. His focus is on the consumer adoption of technology, on the impact of the networked digital society, and on the fusion between business and IT. Hinssen collaborates with organizations in the areas of IT strategy, transformation, fusion and coaching.
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In its 19th year, the InformationWeek 500 Conference celebrates the 500 most innovative users of business technology. Past overall winners include CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con-way, and Principal Financial Group. The event also honors the Chief of the Year, the top CIO in the country as selected by InformationWeek's editors. Last year's winner was federal CIO Vivek Kundra.
"The InformationWeek 500 Conference gathers the nation's top technology executives in one place," said Fritz Nelson, InformationWeek VP and Conference Co-Chair. "The collective brainpower is enormous and it drives a great deal of the value of attending. It's not just rubbing shoulders with peers in virtually every industry, it's getting new ideas, building your next strategic arsenal, adjusting your notion of what innovation means."
Attendance at the InformationWeek 500 Conference is limited to maintain an intimate setting and foster dialog among executive participants. General attendee registration can be found at the conference website; only qualified registrants will be accepted. Media credentials are also extended by request; interested media should contact Winnie Ng-Schuchman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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