09 Feb Fusion 2005 symposium aims to bring CIOs to the boardroom
Madison, Wis. — CIOs and other information-technology movers will get a crash course in getting their foot in the boardroom door at the Fusion 2005 CEO-CIO Symposium on March 2 in the Fluno Center.
The event, presented by the Wisconsin IT Directors Council and produced in conjunction with WTN Media, will bring in experts from private- and public-sector organizations all over Wisconsin.
“I think it’s quite significant to CIOs, in terms of business development and in terms of company operation,” said Peter Stockhausen, chief information officer of Manpower, an employment services provider.
Stockhausen will be one of the speakers at the conference, participating in a panel that studies CEOs and CIOs in a business setting, looking at challenges and trends in their relationship. The panel will also include Gary Walter, president of Madison Gas and Electric; Matt Miszewski, CIO for the state of Wisconsin; and Marc Marotta, secretary for the Department of Administration.
“I’ll be presenting a couple anecdotes about working with CEOs of two companies, demonstrating how success worked in that relationship,” Stockhausen said.
The conference will open with a presentation entitled “Macro Consequences and Micro Consequences” by Michael Knetter, dean of the UW-Madison School of Business. Knetter will discuss the impact that IT advances have had on increased U.S. productivity over the last ten years, as well as the environment it needs to continue providing this growth.
Rick Roy, chief technology officer of CUNA Mutual Group, will join Metavante’s chief financial officer, Michael Hayford, for a presentation on bringing CIO’s into the company boardroom, sharing their experiences on how it gives companies an extra edge.
Paragon Development Systems CEO Craig Schiefelbein will give a speech about the pressures in adding new technology to a business and the choice between insourcing and outsourcing. On the financial side, Trevor D’Souza and Kevin Kenealey of the venture capital firm Mason Wells will focus on investments in IT, discussing how businesses have used their capital for technology-based strategies.