Join Us for Our Roundtable CIO Event as CATA’s Guest (Oct. 29th)
October 20, 2008

CATAAlliance MEMO

Date: Oct. 20, 2008

Attn: CIO's and Directors of IT

Re:   Join Us for Our Roundtable CIO Event as CATA’s Guest (Oct. 29th)
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Dear CIO Executives

"Business innovation evokes that single glimmering idea that transforms a business from a mere competitor into a market leader…CIOs can aid and lead a continuing slate of business innovation projects, they say  Innovation is a top priority in which IT departments play a necessary role. CEOs, conceptually at least, understand the CIO's value in innovation"  (SearchCIO. Midmarket.com)

In order to address the above, we are inviting you to join us as our guest for an executive forum on "Enlightened New Innovation Practices and Business models needed Now" scheduled for Wednesday October 29th , 2008, from 8:00am to 10:00am (3500 Steeles Ave East. Markham. East lobby entrance.)

Note that Tom Vassos, Professor at Rotman School of Business and an IBM thought leader will share insights into IBM's "Innovation Jam" Process.

The Key Question Being Asked
--CIOs: Breakthrough in Innovation. Where have we taken the start of the art? Where can we look for further ground breaking ideas?

An Opportunity for Q&A with your Peers 
Our "Innovation Today" forum brings you face to face with your CIO peers to share working strategies on how to:

• Define IT innovation in your organization
• How to create successful innovation plans?
• How to align your IT innovation plans to company objectives?
• How to align your employees/communications to your innovation objectives?  

++ Action Item: RSVP NOW by sending your contact information to taimour@access-group.ca  or by calling us at (416) 629-7924. No vendors please.