InspireTORONTO is the preeminent peer leadership network of Toronto chief information officers. InspireTORONTO is one of 30 chapters of InspireCIO, a national peer leadership network comprised exclusively of CIOs from public and private companies, government, education, healthcare and nonprofit organizations.
InspireTORONTO is led by a CIO Advisory Board and officers, supported by an executive director and staff to deliver member programs. Strategic support from Underwriter executives ensure member programs remain non-commercial and are attended exclusively by qualified senior technology executives.
We convene leading CIOs and fosters meaningful relationships by hosting non-commercial, member-led programs – helping CIOs gain leadership advantage. At the end of the day, we are passionate about three things:
Semi-quarterly leadership development programs provide opportunities to develop and strengthen executive relationships, meet new CIOs and sharpen your leadership acumen.
CIO-hosted programs to showcase member organizations, executives, strategies & accomplishments
Exclusive, high-profile keynotes by C-suite leaders, best-selling authors & other inspiring leadership speakers
CIO-led dinners at upscale, local restaurants focusing on member topics & conversation
Framework for CIO collaboration around initiatives, leadership successes & challenges
Rapid-fire presentations from member-selected, early-stage innovative companies, providing efficient & anonymous overview of potential new technologies & solutions
Casual, CIO-hosted gatherings connecting CIOs who work in close proximity
Membership is limited to the CIO (or senior-most technology executive, regardless of title - CIO, CTO, CDO, etc.) of an organization with over $100 million in annual revenue. Organizations over $1B may enroll a second qualified CIO member, provided the primary CIO is a member in good standing. Organizations over $5B may enroll a third qualified CIO member.
InspireTORONTO is supported by invitation-only, executive level, strategic sponsors known as Underwriters. Senior executives representing these organizations serve on InspireTORONTO’s Advisory Board and attend the CIO-led, non-commercial chapter leadership programs.