CIO Magazine Contributing Editors to Moderate CSC ASPIRE 2014 Conference on “Driving Innovation in Enterprise Technology”

Interactive Executive Agenda Explores the New Success Factors for Gaining Strategic Value from IT Investments

cscASPIRECIO magazine contributing editors Abbie Lundberg and Lane Cooper have been tapped to moderate the general sessions for CSC ASPIRE 2014 conference at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida from Monday October 27 – Wednesday October 29, 2014.

The ASPIRE conference will explore the new rules of successful strategic IT leadership currently separating high-performance organizations from their competition.

CIO LogoLundberg — President of Lundberg Media and CIO magazine’s former Editor-in-Chief – and Cooper — Editorial Director of BizTechReports — will lead no-holds-barred discussions on the key technology trends, business relationships, core competencies and enterprise strategies defining the next generation of leaders across the spectrum of vertical industries.

The moderators will facilitate incisive discussions on the latest research from the Leading Edge Forum, the London-based think tank responsible for identifying — and helping large organizations adopt — the key “next practices” at the growing intersection between business and information technology.

The conference will feature candid interviews and panel discussions with CIOs from global 2000 enterprises, as well as insightful conversations with the technology players that are redefining how IT delivers value to their organizations.

To put the issues and imperatives into the broadest and most strategic context, ASPIRE conference attendees will hear from:

* Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner, Best-Selling Authors of “Freakonomics,” “SuperFreakonomics,” and “Think Like a Freak.”;

* Keith Ferrazzi, Author of bestselling books “Never Eat Alone” and “Who’s Got Your Back?” and CEO of Greenlight Research Institute;

* Shiv Nadar, Founder and Chairman, HCL, Shiv Nadar Foundation; and

* William Forrest, Principal at McKinsey and Company

“Digital disruption requires that CIOs think and operate differently. At ASPIRE we have an opportunity to challenge the status quo and engage with key leaders in business and technology to define what the next chapter of business will look like,” said Lundberg.

“The conference is packed with influential thought leaders. But it is the interactivity that has been built into the agenda that I am most excited about. Our plan is to make sure every IT leader in attendance has an opportunity to ask questions, make observations, and challenge assumptions so that we can advance the discussion about what it means to implement winning technology-enabled business strategies,” said Cooper.

To register for this event visit: www.csc.com/aspire

About CSC ASPIRE 2014

Disruption is everywhere in business, forcing IT and business leaders to find new ways of working and thinking to compete in today’s digital economy. At CSC ASPIRE 2014, IT executives will learn how to survive and thrive in a disruptive environment, to become better digital business leaders and to evolve to meet tomorrow’s challenges

About Abbie Lundberg

Abbie is president of Lundberg Media, a communication services and advisory company specializing in the intersection of business and technology. She is a contributing editor at CIO magazine, a research affiliate at the MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), and a contributing researcher and author at Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. She was part of the founding team of CIO magazine and served as editor in chief from 1995 to 2008.

About Lane F. Cooper

Lane is the founder and editorial director of BizTechReports, an independent reporting agency that analyzes user trends in business technology. He is a contributing editor to CIO magazine and a consulting researcher to Current Analysis. Lane meets with 600 CIOs and senior enterprise executives every year to understand the impact of evolving technological developments on organizations of all sizes across all industries.

Contacts:

Abbie Lundberg, Lundberg Media, 508-269-3547, abbie@lundbergmedia.com

Lane F. Cooper,BizTechReports, 202 747 7562, lcooper@biztechreports.com

About lcooper

Lane Cooper has over 20 years of experience as a researcher, reporter and editor analyzing the business and technology industry. On average, Lane meets with 600 CIOs and senior enterprise executives every year to understand the impact of evolving technological developments on organizations of all sizes across all industries. He has organized and moderated many live and online events and works with a variety of high-tech organizations to ensure that information is presented in a context that is useful to an audience of sophisticated technology buyers and implementers. He is a Contributing Content Partner to CIO Magazine, Network World and Computerworld. Other news services and magazines that have carried his by-line include: Voice Report, Network World, Byte Magazine, TechWeb, Optimize, Information Week, Telephony, Communications Week, ComWeek International, and Enterprise Systems Journal. He lives in Washington DC, where he is the Editorial Director of BizTechReports, an independent reporting agency that analyzes user trends in business technology.