Special Events

CIO Dialogue at Software 2007

Location: Ballroom H
Participation in CIO Dialogue is by invitation only.

Monday, May 7th

Time: Description:
6:00pm – 9:00pm CIO reception and Dinner

Tuesday, May 8th

Time: Description:
7:30am – 8:30am CIO Breakfast
Network with CEOs of Innovation Showcase companies and International companies
8:30am – 10:30am Software 2007 Keynotes
11:00am – 11:15am Welcome & Opening Remarks
M.R. Rangaswami, Sand Hill Group; Vinnie Mirchandani, Deal Architect
11:15am – 11:30am CIO Survey Insights
Joel Jones, McKinsey & Co.
11:30am – 12:00pm Customer Innovation Strategies
Shaun Coyne, CIO, Toyota Financial Services; Tom Fisher, VP of IT, Qualcomm
12:00pm – 12:30pm Vendor Innovation Panel
Moderator: Brian Gillooly, Optimize
Panelists: Dennis Moore, VP, SAP; Cliff Reeves, GM, Microsoft
12:30pm – 1:30pm CIO Networking Lunch
2:00pm – 3:30pm Software 2007 Keynote Speakers
4:00pm – 4:45pm CIO/CTO Panel
Moderator: Vinnie Mirchandani, Deal Architect
Panelists: Tony Scott, CIO, The Walt Disney Company; Toby Redshaw, VP IT, Motorola; Jack Fredricks, VP IT, Siemens Communications
4:45pm – 5:30pm Vendor Innovation Panel
Moderator: Stephanie Stahl, InformationWeek
Panelists: Jeff Nick, CTO, EMC; M. Vidyasagar, EVP, Tata Consultancy Services; Peter Coffee, Director, Salesforce.com
5:30pm – 7:00pm Reception/Networking at the Trade Show Floor
7:00pm – 9:30pm Celebrate! Software 2007 Dinner

Wednesday, May 9th

Time: Description:
7:30am – 8:30am CIO Breakfast – Meet with Software 2007 Day 2 Keynote Speakers
8:30am – 5:00pm Software 2007 Keynotes and Sessions
5:30pm – 7:00pm Reception/Networking at the Trade Show Floor


The CIO Dialogue at Software 2007 provides a forum for software vendors and major customers to discuss “Innovation” both in a town hall-style meeting and with one-on-one networking time.

Breakout sessionThe objective of CIO Dialogue is for both sides to gain a better understanding of each other and make sure IT does matter!

Software 2007 has created an advisory board of CIOs and CTOs who will help generate a relevant and compelling agenda. Software 2007 has also established partnerships with large software players who will represent the software industry's point of view.

CIO/CTO Advisory Board

  • Shaun Coyne, CIO Toyota Financial Services
  • Daru Darukhanavala, CTO, BP
  • Tom Fisher, VP IT Qualcomm
  • Chris Hjelm, CIO, Kroger
  • Ashwin Rangan, CIO, Walmart Global
  • Toby Redshaw, VP IT, Motorola
  • Dave Watson, CTO, Kaiser Permanente

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CIOs and CTOs qualify for complimentary registration. Register now as a CIO/CTO for Software 2007.