Partnerships – CIOZone® & CFOZone™
Inc. (CIOZone and CFOZone) has established partnerships with highly
respected media and research organizations, including Aberdeen Group,
AIT Global, Always On Media, Breaking
CFO Alliance, Deal Maker Media, Financial Executives International
(FEI), Financial Marketers’ Alliance (FMA)/The Gramercy Institute
(TGI), Forrester Research, GTRA (Government Technology Research
Alliance), Innovation Enterprise Group (IE Group), Institutional Risk
Analytics, Investor Relations Group (IRG), Object Management Group,
O’Reilly Media, and The Benche.com –
all extremely prestigious organizations in the technology and financial
In addition, in the past
few months, IBM, CA, RIM (BlackBerry), and Cisco have granted us access to
their events and executive management as a result of relationships our
executive editors have developed while interviewing high-level representatives
of these firms for CIOZone’s and CFOZone’s video center initiative. These relationships have opened the door to
partnership opportunities and high-level conversations about advertising and
marketing opportunities on our sites. Details about our partnerships follow further down.
We work with our partners on several fronts:
- Editorial. CIOZone
and CFOZone swap event-based and research-based content (both professionally written and user-generated), joint promotion, syndication, and
audience-development efforts with partner organizations that include publishers
of executive-level IT/finance content and other professional social media
outlets. CIOZone and CFOZone each
have many prestigious editorial partnerships.
- Events. CIOZone
and CFOZone leverage partnerships to create a presence (i.e., through booths,
moderating panels, bringing in speakers/participants) at events and conferences
attended by CIOs/CFOs and executive-level IT/finance professionals. Both CIOZone and CFOZone have many prestigious
- Business. CIOZone
and CFOZone utilize traditional business methodologies to cultivate relationships with like-minded organizations to jointly develop mailing lists and
- Technology. We are currently working to package our
proprietary professional social – ProSocial™ – technology/tools and services, along with our expertise in creating
communities and dialog. This will
present us with a number of different partnership scenarios that we can
offer. It will further augment our reach
and audience by way of enhanced visibility and joint memberships between
CIOZone, CFOZone, and future sites that we develop.
Our partnerships include:
Aberdeen Group conducts primary research studies from a
pool of over 500,000 panel participants. It utilizes a proprietary analytical framework
to index and tabulate the results of each or its research surveys, which
provides a solid basis for deriving fact-based analysis and findings. Aberdeen Group’s research provides specific
insight by industry sector, company size, and geography, as well as by job
role, business process and technology.
Inc. is an educational society providing professional development and career
networking for management and IT professionals. AIT Global conferences bring together cutting-edge
talent from the private and public sector, educational and research facilities,
government and social avenues, in order to channel ideas and provide conduits
AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in
early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to
socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn's preeminent executive event series
includes the Summit at Stanford, OnMedia, OnHollywood, Venture Summit
Mid-Atlantic, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, Venture Summit East,
GoingGreen Silicon Valley, GoingGreen East, and GoingGreen Europe. The AlwaysOn network and live event series
continue to lead the industry.
Breaking Media is a
network of websites, e-newsletters, events, and social media channels for
influential, affluent business communities.
CA Technologies is one of the
world's largest software companies. It
provides tools for managing networks, databases, applications, storage,
security, and other systems. Its
applications work across both mainframes and distributed computing
environments, including cloud computing products. The company also offers consulting,
implementation, and training services. It markets worldwide to businesses,
government agencies, and schools.
CCG Investor Relations (CCG IR) is a leading global
investor relations firm/agency. Its
knowledge, industry expertise, and innovative programs help drive shareholder
value for its clients worldwide
CDM Media is a leading B2B technology marketing and media firm that specializes in reaching an elite audience of CIOs and IT executives through technology events and strategic online content.
Serving technology solution providers, CDM Media creates custom marketing packages that utilize both online and offline channels, addressing clients' marketing challenges and providing high-quality technology leads for their organization.
The CFO Alliance drives individual and corporate
performance through the office of the financial executive by offering members a
gated professional network that provides them with targeted connections to
like-minded people, valued information, trusted organizations, and timely and
The CIO Summit is designed specifically with the CIO in mind to assist forward-thinking IT executives to meet these often-conflicting demands.
An exclusive C-level event reserved for 100 participants that includes expert workshops, facilitated roundtables, peer-to-peer networks and co-ordinated meetings, the summit will serve to bring together CIOs who are currently investing in innovative solutions to help positively impact their bottom line and solution providers aiming to position themselves at those precise investment hot-spots in order to reap the benefits.
Cisco is a
multinational corporation that designs and sells consumer electronics,
networking and communications technology and services. Cisco’s products promote collaboration and
communication of information that is used not only to power businesses, but to
modernize governments, support education, and foster economic development. Headquartered in California, Cisco has more than 65,000
Deal Maker Media is a network of innovators who work to
build relationships and share knowledge with organizations that range from early-stage
startups to some of the most influential companies in the world. Deal Maker Media serves as a highly influence
hub, offering conferences, roundtables, and seminars that attract a large,
Financial Executives International’s
(FEI’s) mission is to advance the success of senior-level financial executives,
their organizations, and the profession. Established in 1931, FEI provides local and international forums for the
purpose of connecting members with their peers; it offers insight to help members make informed
business decisions; it provides authoritative representation for members’
interests; and it provides the tools to advance the financial profession
through ethical leadership.
Financial Marketers Alliance (FMA)/The Gramercy Institute (TGI) is a group of marketers and related
professionals from the world's leading financial institutions. The organization is dedicated to upholding
the highest level of professionalism and integrity, and to focusing leading
financial marketers on new and innovative practices for the benefit of
financial consumers and the industry at large. FMA hosts numerous summits, forums,
conferences and award shows each year to further its mission, and points to its
deep relationships with the world's leading financial marketing professionals
as the source of its industry-leading research, opinions and analysis. The Gramercy Institute is the research and
marketing arm FMA. It specializes in issues surrounding financial services marketing. TGI publishes The Journal of Financial Advertising & Marketing (www.financialadvertising.com),
which is an e-publication dedicated to matters of interest to senior marketers
from major financial firms. TGI clients include Bloomberg Media, CNBC, Compete, Inc.,
Competitrack, Conde Nast, Crain’s, Doremus, Dow Jones, The Deal, Financial
Times, Getty Images, Google, The International Herald Tribune, Investor’s Business
Daily, Journal of Accountancy, Leadfusion, Microsoft Advertising, New York
Times, The New Yorker, Nikkei America, Pearson Publishing, Pensions &
Investments, TargetCast tcm, TIAACREF, Vibrant Media, Yahoo! Yellow Pages
Association, The Wall Street Journal Interactive, Zillow.com and others.
Forrester Research, founded in 1983, is an independent technology and market research company that
provides its clients with advice about technology's impact on business and
consumers. It offers a variety of services
including syndicated research on technology as it relates to business,
quantitative market research on consumer technology adoption as well as
enterprise IT spending, research-based consulting and advisory services,
events, workshops, and teleconferences and executive peer-networking programs.
The Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA) provides CXO
government leaders with a forum to collaborate, strategize, and create
innovative solutions for today's most pressing IT needs. GTRA identifies cutting-edge technologies and
solution providers to bridge the gap between strategy and the execution of
government IT initiatives.
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has been well known through most of its history as the world's
largest computer company and systems integrator. It develops and manufactures information technology
(IT) products (hardware and software) and services worldwide. IBM offers
infrastructure services, hosting services, and consulting services in areas
ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. IBM is one of the few information technology
companies with a continuous history dating back to the 19th century;
the company that became IBM was founded in 1896.
The Innovation Enterprise Group (IEG)
is a fast-growing business intelligence company that brings forward-thinking business leaders together – through its
research, conferences, communities, training, and virtual and on-demand content
– to shape the revolutionary ideas that spark innovation in mature and new
industries. IEG helps translate the
innovator's knowledge into useful skills and tools that can be applied to real
Risk Analytics (IRA), a division of Lord, Whalen, LLC, has been
ground-breaking commentary on financial policy issues
since 2003, when it was
IRA provides customized risk-management solutions and advisory
services to global enterprises. Its
mission is to deliver
transparent, cost-effective fundamental analytics systems
to the needs of sophisticated professionals. IRA has two primary
business lines: publishing financial risk, benchmarks and analytics
and offering business process and risk-management consulting services.
Investor Relations Group (IRG)
Investor Relations Group (IRG) is a corporate
communications firm that provides investor relations and public relations
services to nano-, micro-, and small-cap companies. IRG offers these organizations the equivalent
in-house services of a large-cap company.
Object Management Group (OMG) has been an international, open membership, not-for-profit
computer industry consortium since 1989. Any organization may join OMG and participate
in its standards-setting process. Its
one-organization/one-vote policy ensures that every organization, large and small,
has an effective voice in its process. OMG’s
membership base includes hundreds of organizations, with half being software
end-users in more than two dozen vertical markets, and the other half
representing virtually every large organization in the computer industry and
many smaller ones. Most of the
organizations that shape enterprise and Internet computing today are
represented on OMG’s Board of Directors.
O'Reilly Media (formerly O'Reilly & Associates) is an
American media company established by Tim O’Reilly that publishes books,
newsletters, and web sites, in addition to producing conferences, webcasts, and
tutorials on computer technology topics.
RIM/Blackberry Research In Motion Limited designs,
manufactures, and markets wireless solutions for the mobile communications
market worldwide. The company’s products
include BlackBerry smartphones and accessories.
The Bench.com, a subsidiary of STR Global, is an
international leader in the benchmarking arena. It provides valuable market share analysis.