Dave Hartman founded the C3 SummIT (previously: Maryland CIO Roundtable) in 2005 based on the concept that IT leaders of mid-sized companies often work in a vacuum with few resources to turn to for advice and idea sharing. C3 SummIT serves as a peer advisory forum where IT leaders get and give actionable, no-holds-barred insight. Members meet monthly to openly discuss their unique challenges, seek feedback and recommend solutions to industry peers at non-competing companies.
The C3 SummIT is dedicated to helping senior IT leaders increase their executive presence and find ways to add strategic business value to their organizations. Discussions center around technology integration and the role of IT in the larger business context. Recent topics have included:
- Building and presenting an effective business case
- Opportunities and challenges that teleworking presents for companies and IT departments
- Change management and transition leadership
- Strategies to reduce an organization’s overall IT costs
- Becoming a more data-driven organization
Who are C3 SummIT Members?
Members are senior managers of their organization’s IT department, from different industries and specialties throughout the state, including:
- Retail and Distribution
- Nonprofits & Associations
- Sales & Marketing
- Financial Services
Please note that, since members come to these meetings to learn and share ideas, software vendors are typically not invited to join.