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TiE CIO Forum:
Objective: Innovative start ups that have already achieved some level of customer traction will get an opportunity to present to CIOs of significant enterprises and get their perspectives. The CIOs will benefit from exposure to cutting edge technology and gain an understanding of what is possible today. There is no expectation from CIOs that they will engage with the start up following this meeting. On the part of the start ups, the hope is that the presentations and conversations will give them valuable feedback and, optimistically, further engagement.
CIO's attending include CIOs of IBM, Thomson Reuters, GE Capital, Moody's, etc.
Format: The meetings will be approximately four hours long. Two broad themes will be selected for each session - themes could be big data/analytics, cloud security/infrastructure, software defined networking and storage, managed services etc. 8-12 start ups will be selected to present and each of them will get 10 minutes to present with 5 minutes for Q&A. There will be a break after presentations from start ups in each theme during which CIOs can network with individual companies and spend more time with them. At the end of all presentations, the group breaks for a cocktail reception.
Selection of start up companies: TiE will select the companies based on their relevance to the chosen theme for the session as well as their stage of development - they should not be raw start ups but should be in deployment mode. The TiE ecosystem consists of a large number of entrepreneurs and a large number of VCs, law firms and accounting firms. Therefore TiE's reach in the entrepreneurial ecosystem to pick the best companies is broad and deep.
Charter Member participation: The events are organized to allow companies to present and get feedback from the CIOs, but the charter members of the chapter organizing the event can participate as spectators and attend the networking reception at the end. This will enable an additional level of quality networking among all participants.
About TiE (http://ny.tie.org/)
TiE New York is one of TiE's 60+ chapters. TiE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship globally via mentoring, networking and education. It was set up over 20 years ago in Silicon Valley by successful entrepreneurs of South Asian origin who wished to give back to the entrepreneurial community. It is a volunteer-run organization.
Its annual flagship conference, TiEcon Silicon Valley (www.tiecon.org) attracts over 3000 professionals from 30+ countries and has been ranked by Worth magazine among the top 10 conferences for ideas and entrepreneurship alongside TED and the World Economic Forum.
TiE has 2500 charter members around the world (250+ in Silicon Valley) who are invited to become one based on their accomplishments and their willingness to give back some of their time. Some of the most successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and senior executives are charter members of TiE. It is indicative that in Silicon Valley there were 13 start ups which were sold for more than $100 million over the last 15 months and all their founders are charter members of TiE.