CIOsynergy New York

Problem Solving Within the Office of the CIO

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CIOsynergy, a gathering of carefully selected IT leaders to represent the who's who of enterprise IT in New York City.  A symposium that has redefined problem solving within the office of the CIO where we explore the successes, failures, and battles of these officers on the frontlines of innovation.

Moderated by Scott Shuster, acclaimed former ABC foreign news correspondent and editor of NPR, and led by a panel of CIOs, we'll discuss how IT transformation, consumption and management will drive change and innovation over the next 5 years. The ultimate roadmap for the office of the CIO.  Join us for this ultimate networking opportunity within an unparalleled learning environment in the heart of the New York City Metro Area on June 26th.

CIOsynergy unites IT leaders representing some of the largest brands; a rare opportunity to exchange ideas within a group of leaders that chase the common goal of advancement through innovation. We could not have selected a better venue for this symposium then under the umbrella of an epicurean lunch and cocktails at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel.

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
811 7th Ave.
Date TBD
RSVPs Closed

Meet our Event Partners


Scott Shuster - Moderator and Chair

Scott Shuster has led virtually every BusinessWeek CEO, CFO, and CIO conference held since the founding of the magazine’s events group — more than 100 of the world’s most prominent gatherings of large-company leaders and senior executives.

Scotts experience as a former ABC News foreign correspondent, Producer of NPR’s All Things Considered, Consulting Editor for The McGraw-Hill Companies and BusinessWeek and prodigious skills onstage make him the right choice to serve as moderator of the CIOpanel and chair to CIOsynergy New York.

John Sculley - Former CEO of Pepsi Co, Apple

CIOsynergy's opening keynote John Sculley is one of America’s best-known business leaders, with one foot in the storied history of Apple technology and the other planted firmly in 21st century innovations that change the way the world does business. Few entrepreneurs have been as successful across so many fields as Sculley. His success stories include telecommunications, financial services, healthcare, high technology, Internet services, consumer marketing, and IT supply chain.

John Sculley was Pepsi-Cola Co’s youngest CEO leading the firm to become the largest selling consumer packaged goods in America.In 1982 Steve Jobs was building the first Macintosh computer and Steve believed the future of computing would be shaped by ease-of-use and he recruited John Sculley to Apple as CEO to teach Apple how to do big brand experience marketing. The Macintosh introductory TV commercial at the 1984 Super Bowl became the most famous advertising campaign of all time. 10 years later, when John Sculley left Apple, Macintosh was the largest selling personal computer in the world. During his ten years at Apple, he launched Desktop Publishing and the PowerBook, the most successful notebook computer at that time. Revenue was up 1000% over Sculley’s decade with Apple, and Apple was the most profitable personal computer company in the world.

Since leaving Apple, John and his Sculley Brothers Family Office has helped many high technology serial entrepreneurs build some of the most disruptively innovative technology enabled firms. These include MetroPCS, HotWire, NFO Research, Intralinks, and Credit Trade.  Currently, John is mentor and investor in mobility and Big Data analytics; consumerization of healthcare; data base marketing; IT supply chain; and emerging market financial services.


Registration & Networking Lunch - Epicurean Lunch with the Who's Who of IT

Dine in style with Leading IT Peers in the beautiful Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel located in the heart of the New York Metropolitan Area.  Join us as we indulge in an epicurean 5-star lunch, and find yourself in good company as you dine with the Who’s Who of enterprise IT leaders from within New York City.

Enter the CIOarena™ with Scott Shuster

Who else can better set the tone for this epic meeting of the minds than moderator and event chair Scott Shuster. Scott leads discussions at some of the most prominent C-suite I.T. engagements across the country. CIOsynergy proudly brings his world renowned expertise to stage in New York City.


CIOreality: an exploration of Enterprise IT and its battles. Here we walk the line with pioneers that have laid a path to be followed as they share tales of successes, failures, and those ever important lessons learned. Gripping discussion led by moderator Scott Shuster with Craig Conlon of Pathways Consulting Group, and Anthony Bartolo of Tata Communications.


Craig Conlon - Chief Operating Officer at Pathways Consulting Group

As Pathways chief operating officer and partner in charge of transformation projects, Craig cherishes being the nucleus that shapes and starts transformational change and then transitions to providing executive oversight and guidance.  As the primary architect for strategy, execution and delivery for all major IT transformation projects, Conlon draws from more than a 25 years’ experience across many areas of development and implementation of transformation projects. He also draws upon a lifetime of deep commitment to forthright analysis, integrity and deep commitment to mentoring.

He has strong leadership experience in IT infrastructure and development, IT business management and business line product development and portfolio management. Prior to Pathways, Craig has been a leader and sponsor of successful IT transformation initiatives at such global corporations as Motorola, AIG, Dow Jones, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase. Additionally, he has been engagement lead and program manager for successful transformation Initiatives at many Fortune 500 financial institutions and is presently working with a fortune 500 Insurance institutions.

Anthony Bartolo - SVP Unified Communications & Collaboration Tata Communications

As the Senior Vice President of Unified Communications and Collaboration at Tata Communication Limited (TCL), Anthony is responsible for the strategy, product offering and development of Unified Communications and Collaboration services at TCL.

Anthony came to TCL from Avaya, as the VP/GM of Unified Communications Anthony was instrumental in fostering the largest pipeline of products in the company's history between fiscal 2010 through 2012, with 130 new offering across a broad portfolio. He led the $2B+ Unified Communications Business Unit after also leading both the Small and Medium Enterprise Business Unit and Contact Center Business Units for Avaya. Anthony joined Avaya after serving as President and CEO of Skyrider, Inc.

Prior to Skyrider, Anthony was Vice President and General Manager at Symbol Technologies (acquired by Motorola), responsible for both the Wireless Infrastructure and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) divisions. At Symbol, Anthony defined and delivered world-class wireless networking products and strategy for enterprise mobility


A Moderated CIOpanel™ where 5 CIOs take a tell-all position on a panel that explores the direction of enterprise IT, the successes, failures, and celebrations that defined their paths as ultimate IT leaders. We’ll gain insight into their vision with the help of moderator Scott Shuster.


Retreat to the CIOlounge™

A cocktail reception under the umbrella of the latest technologies and the visionaries behind them. We’ve carefully selected 20 organizations that provide cutting edge solutions to the growing pains of the CIO – from the masters of intrusion detection to the pioneers of Hybrid Cloud, you’ll meet these visionaries during our cocktail reception in our CIOlounge™.

Fireside Chat

Moderator Scott Shuster dives into a revealing investigative discussion onstage with leading technology evangelists that have helped enterprises run global operations against the odds of operating modern businesses in a vulnerable digital economy. From Big Data to Mobile management risks are assessed, advancements are weighed, and results are shared - insight for the CIO with Xerox and ObserveIT .


Ashby Lowry - Senior VP, LEO-US Managed Print and Centralized Print Services

Ashby Lowry leads LEO-US West Sales Operations. Lowry began his career with Xerox in 1978, when he joined Xerox’s Office Products Division. He then moved into several sales management and marketing management positions in the company. He left Xerox in 1984, and for the next ten years, served as Vice President and General Manager for American Graphics in Dallas, TX, a holding company that managed a variety of printing, publishing and manufacturing companies.

In 1994 Lowry rejoined Xerox as General Manager of the Xerox/EDS Strategic Business unit, and when Xerox industry business units were formed in 1996, he moved into the role of Vice President, General Manager for the high-tech segment of the manufacturing and pharmaceutical industry business unit until 2003, when he assumed the role of VPGM EPS Line of Business helping develop the Xerox MPS solution and driving this business into a multi-billion dollar global business.

Dimitri Vlachos - VP of Marketing at ObserveIT

Mr. Vlachos joins ObserveIT, a leader in privileged user activity monitoring, from Riverbed Technology where he served as Vice President of Marketing and Products. As Riverbed’s chief marketer, he helped drive the company’s double-digit, year-over-year revenue growth.

Mr. Vlachos brings to ObserveIT more than 15 years of experience working with both start-ups and established corporations. During his 8 years at Riverbed, he also served as Senior Director of Product Management.  Prior to Riverbed, Mr. Vlachos was Director of Engineering for Mazu Networks, which was later acquired by Riverbed Technology. He’s also held the position of Software Engineer III at Cisco Systems, where he and his team designed and implemented the MPLS forwarding engine embedded in all Cisco router platforms. He began his career at Raytheon’s BBN Technologies as a software engineer.

Keynote Presentation

Keynote John Sculley made his mark as the CEO of America's largest brands Apple and Pepsi. His tenure at Apple rose revenues from 800 million to 8 billion. Since Apple John has supported many serial tech entrepreneurs in their pursuit to build some of the most disruptively innovative technology enabled firms like MetroPCS, HotWire, NFO Research, Intralinks, and Credit Trade, just to name a few.

John has walked the line in leading firms through incubating innovation, and on June 26th, you'll hear the stories from this mastermind in leadership: lessons for the Global IT leader.

Retreat to the CIOlounge™

A cocktail reception under the umbrella of the latest technologies and the visionaries behind them. We’ve carefully selected 20 organizations that provide cutting edge solutions to the growing pains of the CIO – from the masters of intrusion detection to the pioneers of Hybrid Cloud, you’ll meet these visionaries during our cocktail reception in our CIOlounge™.

Break the ice and join us in the VIPlounge for a picture and an autograph with superstar running back from the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints, Pierre Thomas.



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