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Sept 22 2022- CIO Summit Special Event

  • Thursday, September 22, 2022
  • 1:30 PM
  • WCF Building and Hale Center Theater


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Join us in-person for our afternoon CIO Mini-Summit featuring two thought provoking speakers, and a limited number of spots available for dinner and a showing of  the new 2020 Broadway rework of "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" at Hale Center Theatre! REGISTER NOW.

Our Thursday Sept 22 Afternoon Agenda:

  • 1:30pm:  Arrival @ WCF and registration: grab your evening event tickets and book!
  • 2:00pm:  Fear Smashing for CIOs
    Curtis Morley, NYT best-selling author, educator and entrepreneur (you'll receive a copy of his latest book when you arrive)
    Fear is one of the most destructive emotions we feel. Some call it the Great Debilitator. The pandemic has taken a toll on mental health and heightened fears and anxieties. Have you ever felt imposter syndrome? Have you ever doubted your abilities? Fear affects us all. Find out how to change Fight or Flight into Thrill and Skill and learn the one letter that changes fear into power.
  • 3pm:  Networking, bio-break, and catchup
  • 3:20pm:  Innovation Lessons from Silicon Valley and Beyond
    Saqib E. Awan, Founder & Managing Director of GTM Capital
    Innovation and new ideas are everywhere but Silicon Valley has come to define innovation for the past few decades. Saqib has worked with startups, VCs, and Fortune 500 companies for the last decade working alongside some of the most innovative minds in Silicon Valley and Corporate America. In this interactive discussion, Saqib will share personal stories, lessons learned and practical advice for creating an innovation-first culture in your organization.
  • 4:30pm: Adjourn

On your registration, please indicate if you (and optional guest) are requesting tickets for dinner and play. Tickets will be assigned by order of registration, so please register early:

  • 5:30pm: Dinner @ Hale Center Legacy Room
  • 7:30pm: "Unsinkable Molly Brown" @ Hale Theatre


Featured Speakers:

Curtis Morley has a passion for helping entrepreneurs succeed. He is a 5x entrepreneur, mentor and coach, educator, thought leader, and patent holder. He is also a WSJ Best Selling Author and had the #1 New Release Best Seller on Amazon with his book - The Entrepreneur's Paradox. Curtis has built companies achieving 20x growth and acquired 96 of the Fortune 100 as clients. He’s been Entrepreneur of the Year, 40-Under-40, and Inc. 500/5000 six times including Hall of Fame. He has been heard on 1000+ radio programs by millions of people around the country. Curtis is a Forbes, Fast Company, and Inc. contributor and has a goal of helping 1,000,000 entrepreneurs find the success they are looking for. Curtis is a sought-after speaker and has presented at events around the globe including the U.S., Japan, New Zealand, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and China. In his spare time he loves to run, compete in triathlons, ski, compose and perform music and spend as much time with his loved ones as possible.

Saqib E. Awan is the Founder & Managing Director of GTM Capital, an innovative venture capital fund focused on Enterprise IT. Prior to launching GTM Capital, Saqib spent 7 years as a Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, one of the world’s leading Venture Capital firms. At Lightspeed, Saqib was responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence, business development, and helping close key deals for the firm. He led the firm’s Business Development activities and built the best-in-class Executive network in Venture Capital with over 1,200 CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, and IT Executives from around the world in Global 2000 companies.

Saqib received his Bachelor of Arts with Honors from The Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and earned his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Saqib is a first-generation immigrant, has nine siblings, and has lived in three countries. He currently lives in Miami, Florida with his wife and two daughters: Aleesa, 5, and Emilia 14 months.

Thanks to the 2022 sponsor of the CIO Roundtables:  First Digital


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