We are a relationship-focused community. As members we seek to be:
1. Strategic in our industry, profession, and businesses
2. Progressive in our personal and professional growth
3. Diverse in our perspective and membership
4. Challengers to our peers in a trusted and productive environment
5. Connectors so we can leverage our collective resources and network
The Office of the CIO dining in Napa Valley
OCIO is not an open industry association. Membership is offered exclusively to "in the seat" IT practitioners by invitation only. Our membership groups accommodate director to C-level practitioners who meet monthly and requires a prospect/initiate phase. All prospective members (prospects) must attend at least two meetings prior to submitting for membership. If you are interested in learning more then we highly encourage you to contact us here.
The Office of the CIO ("OCIO") harnesses the collective wisdom and energy of information technology executives to improve our world, our respective businesses, and the IT profession. We seek members who are able to commit to our cause and understand the value of developing self, community, and thought leadership in a trusted peer environment.
The Office of the CIO was founded by in 2002 by Dean Lane with the help of trusted CIO associates. Dean continues to contribute his leadership and wisdom gained as a US Navy Officer (Capt. 0-6), Chief Information Officer, internationally published author, and dedicated community builder. Dean also operates a professional services organization under the Office of the CIO name (http://www.oocio.com). In 2016 a separate entity was created to support the growth and independence of the community as its success took on a life of its own.