Sponsor Testimonials

Each and every sponsor expects quality engagement with senior decision makers at our events while being able to walk away with a pipeline that will generate new opportunities

ibm

“The one to one business meetings gives me a chance to get to know the CIOs, even if it is for only half an hour, you know, you can figure out their strategies and how you can help them within that time. Our meetings have been very successful and we have progressed our portfolio even further. It is definitely a worthwhile investment.”

C-Suite Business Development Representative, IBM

SAP

“This event was well organised, provided good content and an excellent networking opportunity. I learnt quite a bit about business scenarios benefitting from some new technologies. I would like to attend next year.”

Manik Saha, CIO Asia Pacific & Japan, SAP

Citrix

“This was a very good event, lots of interaction with leading CIOs and it was great to learn the key things, issues and challenges that CIOs are currently thinking about daily. I thoroughly enjoyed the intimacy at this event, it was more personal and we got to get close to the CIOs.”

Area VP ASEAN, Citrix

informatica

“The benefits for us is two-fold. For one it is about listening to the relevant topics of what is on their mind to get an understanding of how our business can align and effectively help them and secondly, the one on one meetings here were really invaluable to get a doorway into their organisation. The one on ones have been very successful and I am most definitely confident that we have forged business relationships going forward.”

Managing Director South Asia, Informatica

riverbed

“With regards to the CIO Leaders Summit, it has been an excellent event. We made contacts that we couldn’t normally make and have reached out to some of the most powerful companies. Everything has been relevant and everyone is very engaged. Certainly the organisation has been tremendous and the value that we have gotten out of it has been a great return on the investment we made. It was most certainly the best event like this out there.”

Senior VP APAC, Riverbed Technology

nintex

“The benefits for us is two-fold. For one it is about listening to the relevant topics of what is on their mind to get an understanding of how our business can align and effectively help them and secondly, the one on one meetings here were really invaluable to get a doorway into their organisation. The one on ones have been very successful and I am most definitely confident that we have forged business relationships going forward.”

Managing Director South Asia, Informatica

ensighten

“There’s an intellectual level here, which I’ve not found at other conferences. The people here are at the level that you don’t have to waste time because they understand what you do. The leaders that are here have deserved their right to be here based on their sheer skill set. Finding those people is very hard and getting them into one room is extremely valuable. In regards to networking, the quality of people I met and the openness and the receptiveness to the conversations I wanted to have with them was actually on a level where I don’t find in other events. Because it was peer to peer and there was a very equal balance between the number of brands and the number of vendors…there were a lot of conversations that I as a vendor could take part of, which was very valuable to me. I would definitely say its a more organised and professional set up than I’ve seen at other events I’ve attended. Given the quality of the speeches, given the quality of the content given the quality of the attendees is something that I’d definitely want to attend again. Extremely valuable use of my time.”

Chris Brinkworth, Regional Director Ensighten

creativa

“The CXO Leaders Summit was a new experience for us…we didn’t really know what we were going to find and we’ve been blissfully surprised with the event. My favourite aspect of the Summit were the one to one meetings because you get to sit down in a quiet enviornment, have a proper conversation and also you get to pick who you’re going to talk to and they’ve also picked you, so there’s already a connection before you start which makes it very easy to connect and discuss business. You can start a conversation at a different level and I found that I could do in half an hour what would usually take me an hour or more.”

Damien Blumenkrank, Director, Creativa

zendesk

“The Summit was a really good mix of thought leadership as well as one on one interactions with the delegates. The one to one meetings were the highlight of the event as it gives you a chance to sit down and talk about the business needs of that customer and how we could potentially work together towards making improvements. Getting the intelligence before the events was key so that you could be prepared as you talked to those individuals, connect and make the best use of time. The networking opportunities were great and gave us more of a chance in an informal setting to communicate. We have follow up meetings scheduled over the next couple of weeks with every meeting that we had. The Media Corp staff were very helpful both prior to and throughout the event; it was a great and well run event and we’re going to be looking seriously at joining for future events, whether thats here or in other locations.”

Adam Clark, Regional Vice President of Sales – ANZ, Zendesk.

viva-energy

“A nice balance between presentations and individual delegate / supplier meetings, where relaxed and open communication took place.”

Ben Lister, National Sales Manager, Mining & Construction – Lubricants, Viva Energy

SRK consulting

“The coordination and facilitation was seamless – well done. The structure with delineated one-to-ones and presentations / panel sessions was very effective. Presentation topics and dinner speaker were well crafted. Client profiles and feedback clearly identified interests prior to one-to-one meetings and since everyone was here to talk business there was no need for waffle or pretence – we could get straight to the point.”

Jeff Price, Principal Consultant, SRK Consulting

SMART HR Solutions

“Being my first Summit I found the overall experience very positive. I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to have sales focussed discussions and over the coming months I hope to work towards making it represent good value for money.”

Nicholas Flor, Managing Director, Smart HR

zscaler

“I thought the CIO Leader Summit in Sydney was absolutely fantastic. We have established key contacts with Chief Information Officers of high stature. My favourite thing at this event was the one on one meetings for sure. I really liked the opportunity to deep dive into the CIOs current state, where they are looking to head in the future and what their requirements are. I think that I will definitely be doing business with the CIOS that we met at this Summit. I would most definitely recommend this Summit.”

Regional Sales Manager, Zscaler

tripwire

“It was an excellent event. It exceeded our expectations This event brought together some of the top leaders in this area so it took a good combination of thought leadership from Sydney along with vendors who could bring information and kind of compliment the interactions. My favourite thing was the level of interaction here at their event. The collaboration was great and the one on one meetings were valuable and the format of them was just excellent. There was no pressure and it was a little bit informal which was really good. They learned more about us and we learned more about their needs and I do believe we will do more business with them.” I would love to join again to another CIO Leaders Summit.”

VP Product Management & Technology Alliances for Tripwire

dcs

“So far, I am so pleased with the quality of the CIOs who are in attendance and the accessibility to those individuals is really great. They are clearly the decision makers within their organisations, the budget holders, who have the ability to decide which technology they will be using moving forward. Our one on one meetings were also very worthwhile discussions, with the CIOs really knowing and understanding their priorities. The event has been run impeccably.”

VP Asia Pacific, DataCore Software