The CIO Marathon is held annually by the CISE Education Fund, an IRS 501(c)(3) charity formed by CISE, a professional community of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) with a commitment to improve and develop the capabilities of the next generation of technology professionals in the Bay Area, provide mentoring to such professionals, and raise funds for student scholarships. The members of CISE include the current and former CIOs of leading Bay Area companies. These CISE members are the "decision making" members of their technology organizations and volunteer their time to hear companies pitch a new product or strategy and provide feedback.
Here's how the CIO Marathons work: the presenting company makes a contribution to the CISE Education Fund and presents its technology offering to a group of effective (and opinionated) CIOs, Directors and Technology Executives. The Marathon includes a portion of the CISE membership and affiliates: a total of over 50 Bay Area IT executives. The CIO team volunteers its time and receives no portion of the contributions to the CISE Education Fund.
Typically 4-6 diverse companies participate in the annual Marathon. Participating technology and other professionals from donating companies have used these sessions as try-outs for radical new technology approaches, dry runs for media rollouts, and tests for the appeal of product modifications. The CIO team is committed to providing direct, constructive feedback and suggestions as requested: from the basic concept of the technology, strategic discussions about timing and pricing, to the method of presentation and effectiveness. The CIO team enters into non-disclosure agreements before the Marathon begins.
We conduct our CIO Marathon once a year at the Capital Club in San Jose (50 W. San Fernando Street, Suite 1700), and this year it is October 15th, 2020 from 3-5 PM followed by wine tasting and dinner (which is generously funded by the CIO members and not by contributions to the CISE Education Fund) where more discussion continues with the members.
Silicon Valley Capital Club
20 Experienced CIOs, and 20 IT Directors/VPs
$9,500 Entry Fee
100% of funds donated to CISE Education Fund
3:00 to 5:00 pm, followed by dinner
Marathon includes Wine Tasting & Exclusive Buffet Dinner at Silicon Valley Capital Club
50 W. San Fernando St. Suite 1700, San Jose, CA 95113
Please contact Mark Egan by 6/1/2020 to register