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Peer Group and Idea Forum for CIOs

Join other senior IT leaders in a monthly forum to compare challenges, discuss solutions and expand your network of trusted peers.  

Learn more about available programming options. 

View and register for upcoming breakfasts and dinners. 

Gain an audience with Indiana’s IT decision makers. 

What is the Indiana CIO Network?

Evolving to Meet the Needs of CIOs in Indiana

Over ten years ago, Jeff Ton and a group of four other CIOs met for lunch. They had a great time “talking shop” and exchanging ideas about how to approach various workplace information technology challenges. In fact, they took so much value from the dialogue, that they decided to meet on a monthly basis and from that auspicious beginning the CIO Network was born.  

Originally dubbed the Indy CIO Network, TechPoint began supporting and hosting this forum in late 2022 with a statewide focus as the “Indiana CIO Network.” This informal group of CIOs and senior market technology leaders meets the second Wednesday of each month for breakfast.

Members of the Indiana CIO Network may also subscribe to a monthly newsletter with details about upcoming events and curated content for the discerning senior tech leader. Additionally, facilitator, Jeff Ton, is available to help moderate an occasional shared distribution channel for news about tech leader job openings and placements, as well as requests for assistance and workplace solution crowdsourcing.  

What to Expect at Network Events

Monthly Breakfasts  

Just like the very first gathering of five individuals, these breakfasts feature informal dialogue around a central topic. No PowerPoint – just discussion. 

In fact, there is very little structure with the intention of keeping the gatherings informal, approachable, and intent on meeting attendees where they are in terms of work needs. 

These monthly gatherings average 20 – 30 people in attendance. Attendance is free for CIOs at TechPoint member companies, and $25/breakfast for other CIOs. 

Sponsored Dinners 

We also average about six vendor sponsored dinner events throughout the year. These networking opportunities include cocktails, dinner, and a non-salesy presentation focused on educating the CIO and senior IT leader on a topic in which the vendor has expertise. 

These events are free thanks to the generous sponsorship of our partners. For more information about sponsorship, please visit our prospectus. 

Who is Eligible to Join the Network?

In order to ensure this forum remains a trusted, high-value connection point for accessing a peer network of CIOs, TechPoint invites individuals who meet one of the following criteria to apply for inclusion in the Indiana CIO Network:

  • Current CIOs, CTOs, CDOs
  • Former CIOs, CTOs, CDOs
  • Current senior IT leader (the most senior IT person at your organization)
  • Those in transition from the above roles

The Indiana CIO Network is a community of technology leaders whose focus is predominately on their organization’s internal technology from companies and government across Indiana, including tech-enabled, tech-product, and tech-service organizations. Our meetings and events are “no-sales zones.”

To be considered, apply to the network using the form below and our facilitator, Jeff Ton, will connect with you within a few short business days to inform you of your status and, if approved, plug you into all of the resources associated with the Indiana CIO Network.

Upcoming Indiana CIO Network Events

Don’t miss one of these upcoming opportunities to meet and connect with other individuals facing the same types of workplace IT challenges as you.
Want to attend? Apply to join the Indiana CIO Network.


June 14th – Breakfast Meeting
“Nonprofit Technology Management – Two Perspectives: The Challenges and Rewards in the Nonprofit Sector” – Facilitated by Amy Pipher

June 22nd – Dinner Event – Sponsored by DartPoints


July 12th – Breakfast Meeting
“Generative AI & Chat GPT” – Facilitated by Jeff Ton

July 19th – Large Company Breakfast Roundtable –
Sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company
“Social Responsibility of Large Companies to Make DEI Progress”  


Aug. 1st – Dinner Event – Sponsored by Sparq (formely Rural Sourcing)

Aug. 9th – Breakfast Meeting
“The Intersection of Sustainability and Tech” – Facilitated by Allyson Mitchell


Sept. 13th – Breakfast Meeting
“Robotic Process Automation” – Facilitated by Mike Gill and Jason Hines

Sept. 20th – Large Company Breakfast Roundtable –
Sponsored by Comcast Business

September Happy Hour – Sponsored by CBTS


Oct. 3rd – Dinner Event – Sponsored by Expediant

Oct. 11th – Breakfast Meeting
“Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” 


Nov. 8th – Breakfast Meeting
“Strategic Foresight” – Facilitated by Jeff Ton

Nov. 15th – Large Company Breakfast Roundtable 


Dec. 5th – Dinner Event – Sponsored by TEKSystems

Dec. 13th – Breakfast Meeting
“Look Back and Look Forward Guided Discussion” – Facilitated by Dennis Trinkle


Jan. 10th – Breakfast Meeting


TechPoint couldn’t bring this series of high quality, executive-level collaboration and programming without the generous support of our sponsor partners. We’re pleased to recognize the following Indiana CIO Network sponsors and we encourage you to patronize their businesses.



Become an Indiana CIO Network sponsor! Contact the TechPoint Engagement Team at

Ready to Join the Indiana CIO Network?

Use this form to apply for inclusion in this special peer forum dedicated to Indiana senior technology leaders.  

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