CIO Roundtable Series


CIO Roundtables discuss today's most relevant business topics and provide a look at the needs and solutions of today's CIO. This program creates a place for CIOs to network with peers, learn about the latest technologies, find new solutions, and get advice from other CIOs.

 Attendance at this event is by invitation only
and is limited to CIOs, TAG Sponsors, and Invited Guests.


CIO Hosts 2017


February 16: Renee Pearson, Kimberly-Clark

Topic: "Innovaton: Leading Digital"

April 20: Guido F. Sacchi, Global Payments

Topic: "Business Acceleration Through Technology"

July 27: Ming Hsi, MARTA

Topic: "The Balancing Act of CIOs"

September 21: Nick Costides, UPS

November 7: Patty Lavely, Gwinnet Medical Center




               2017 Sponsors


ASAP               Comcast Business


                          Fuze                GreenHouse               iVision   Metro Atlanta Chamber        Neudesic               Opus



     NetApp                OutSystems               Unosquare                                                                  



Contact Kyle Ross at




September 21, 2017
4:00pm - 7:00pm
City Club of Buckhead


Nick Costides

Nick Costides
Vice President, Information Technology

Nick is currently UPS Vice President of Information Technology.

In this role Nick has global responsibility for UPS’s industry leading portfolio of operations and automation technologies which enable the processing, sortation, and delivery of millions of packages each day in more than 220 counties and territories worldwide. Nick also heads the UPS Technology Strategy Group.

Nick chairs UPS’s Information Technology Strategy Committee and is a member of the UPS Information Technology Governance Committee, which is responsible for the direction of UPS technology investments, ensuring they stay aligned with the company’s business vision and strategy.

Prior to assuming this role, Nick was the UPS Transportation Technology Group (TTG) Vice President responsible for all technology solutions that enable the UPS Airlines, Worldport, the company’s state-of-the-art mega package processing facility, the UPS Global Transportation Network, and the UPS Global Customs Brokerage business.

Nick also served as, Vice President of UPS Customer Technology, where he was responsible for all solutions that directly touch the customer, including, MyChoice, customer-facing mobile solutions, UPS shipping technology, and the company’s visibility strategy and tracking solutions.

Nice has a proven track record of leading-large scale global organizations and initiatives, via a 30-year career that spans continents, lines of business, and corporate disciplines.

He has written and spoken globally on the topics of Green IT, Emerging Technologies, IOT, Big Data, Supply Chain Visibility, Mobility, Cloud Computing, Analytics, Global Supply Chain Management, Retail Technology, and Franchising

In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Nick serves on the Advisory Council for ToolBank USA, the Advisor Board for the Kentucky Humane Society, is a member of the Executive Advisory Board of the Association of Telecom Professionals (ATP), and is a member of the Industrial Board of Advisors for the University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering.

Recognitions include Computerworld Premiere 100 IT Leader 2014 and Information Week Elite 100 2015.

 Session Sponsors



ASAP                     NetApp






Session Sponsorship

Today, the expectations on a CIO are great. CIOs need to be skilled business leaders with strong cross-functional skills, have global experience and possess exceptional interpersonal and soft skills. Additionally, they need to have the ability to be forward-looking, to provide innovation through technology, to re-design business processes and be proactive in aligning business and IT.


The CIO Roundtable Series provides the best venue for CIOs to further develop their skills and knowledge base. It serves as the premier place for Information Technology executives to interact with peers in a non-selling and non-competitive forum.


Session Sponsorship Fee 
(Limit 3 Co-Hosts Per Meeting) 

  • Sponsorship Fee: $6,000


Session Sponsorship Benefits: 

  • 3 Seats at the Roundtable Event
  • Introduction Opportunity at the Roundtable Event
  • 3 invitations to VIP Reception for CIOs and Session Sponsors
  • 1 Invitation to TAG's Annual VIP Reception
  • Logo on webpage and signage at event


Event Agenda

  • 4:00pm - 4:30pm CIO VIP Networking( CIOs and Session Sponsors only)
  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm Roundtable Discussion
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm Networking Reception



Attendance to this event series is limited to TAG Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Titanium Sponsors and Guests invited by our CIO Host and Peer Group. Invitations to the events are typically emailed 6 weeks prior to each session.



For more information, please contact Amanda Hendley at

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