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Global CIO Value Forum: Best Practices for Measuring IT Value and Portfolio Management

Dublin, Ohio, July 29, 2008.  Glomark-Governan has announced its upcoming Global CIO Value Forum 2008, an event designed to discuss best practices for measuring IT value and IT portfolio management, at the Columbus Hilton at Easton on October 2nd, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. 

Confirmed panelists include: 

Zahid Afzal, EVP & CIO, Huntington Bancshares Incorporated

Kristen Blum, SVP & CIO, Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

Steven I. Cooper, former CIO of the Department of Homeland Security and the American Red Cross, Current Partner of Strativest, LLC.

Angelo Mazzocco, Chief Information Officer, Progressive Medical, Inc.

Brad Perkins, Vice President of Platform Development, CheckFree, now part of Fiserv

Robert Richardson, Chief Information Officer, Worthington Industries, Inc.

Denise Zabawski, CIO and VP of Information Services, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

The forum, for senior IT executives and CIOs, is designed to discuss best practices for effectively identifying, assessing, and measuring the economic value of technology investments, a crucial element of every company’s IT portfolio management practice.  Mitigating the risks associated with large investments requires an objective, transparent evaluation of projects’ benefits and costs, versus the apparent and inherent risks.  Managing the technology selection process within an innovative, fast paced industry introduces challenges for any IT department.  As a result, the desire to quickly assess investments, while thoroughly evaluating the impact on your company’s bottom line, is often blurred by unstructured processes and a lack of internal standardization. 

Glomark-Governan, in collaboration with the confirmed panelists, will discuss experiences and best practices for adopting a standardized technology/project selection and valuation process, to consistently and objectively forecast and measure IT value. 


This Global CIO Value Forum 2008 will be the first of five forums to be conducted in other countries in Europe and South America. 

Glomark-Governan helps enterprises around the world by providing them with the methodology, training, consulting, benchmarking research, and software tools necessary to assess, communicate and measure the economic value of investments in technology and services initiatives. Glomark-Governan has enhanced and refined its Economic Value Creation ( EVC™ ) Methodology for more than a decade, bringing to market a proven, complete solution that allows companies to justify their solutions’ value, define operational and performance metrics, assess economic risk, and quickly create project-specific business cases. For more information, please visit www.glomark-governan.com or contact the Glomark-Governan headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA, at 614-761-2400.