Peer To Peer Networking for CIOs, HR Executives, CISOs, Infrastructure, Applications Development and Help Desk Managers

“The biggest benefit I receive from the COP is the ability to query COP members for advice regarding hardware, software, best practices, etc.  This ability allows me to quickly make informed decisions which is invaluable.”

Tak Fujii

Manager, College Information Systems
Los Angeles Community College

“We all face a variety of difficult challenges and decisions in our day to day jobs. COP [Community of Practice] provides me the opportunity to get honest opinions, insights and past experiences from my peers on these issues. To me, this aspect of our meeting is more valuable than attending hours of seminars or reading multiple reports about the same subjects.”

Shervan Shah

Chief Information Officer
Partner Engineering & Science

“For me, the COP meetings have been a great way to gain a broader perspective on key issues that we are facing and to solicit feedback and ideas from other CIO’s.”

Gabe Cortina

Chief Technology Officer
Bunim-Murray Productions

"I value the opportunity to network and share with my peers the common issues and approaches to technology and leadrship.  I value the group's experience and advice to help me become a better leader."

John Manzanares   

Chief Information Officer   
CoolSys   

 

“There are two big benefits I get from COP.  First is hearing first hand from other CIO's about the technology products actually being used in the business and second is being able to work through IT business issues with a group of trusted advisors.”

John Wolf

Vice President & CIO
Profit Recovery Partners

 

Who do YOU turn to for advice...to bounce ideas off of?

Maybe your boss, employees or consultants? The best source of ideas and information is your peers. People who face many of the same challenges that you deal with on a daily basis. Individuals who understand and empathize with your position and problems and offer real world advice based on their own experiences.

Face-To-Face Peer Feedback.
For ten years now we have been bringing together peers with similar IT responsibilities from diverse organizations in our “Communities of Practice.” Members say that the meetings are:

  • A great learning opportunity
  • A valuable sounding board for ideas and technology initiatives
  • Worth the half day investment of time.

Small, Selective, Confidential and Affordable.
The key to successful meetings is the quality and the sharing of the members. We are very selective in choosing members and strict about our code of conduct. We are respective of everyone’s privacy and all discussions are confidential.

Separate Communities of Practice for CIOs, Heads of Infrastructure, Heads of Applications Development and Help Desk Managers ensure the meetings stay relevant to the participants. Communities of Practice have been established in Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley and Orange County to minimize travel for attendees.

We are so strong in our belief that everyone in an organization can benefit from a Community of Practice meeting that we make every effort to keep it affordable. The cost is only $200 per month (billed quarterly). We rotate the venues so that each member has an opportunity to host a meeting. A light lunch is served.

The Bottom Line.

  • Professionally facilitated peer group meetings
  • CIO’s, HR execs, CISOs, Infrastructure execs, Application development execs and Help Desk managers
  • Confidential sharing of information and ideas
  • Small group size (under 12)
  • Half a day, once a month
  • Only $250 per month

A sampling of the members of the Community of Practice include: The Getty, Bunim Murray Productions, Z Gallerie, Cornerstone On Demand Software, Kingston Technologies, The Irvine Company, In 'N Out Burger, Palace Entertainment, Roland DGA, HCP, Inc., Kaiser Permanente, Keck Medicall Center, and many others.

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