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Sioux Falls CIO Exchange

Mark Your Calendars & Make Time To Join Us!



On behalf of the entire membership of the Sioux Falls CIO Exchange we are honored to thank you for your participation as an attendee or sponsor in our 8th Annual Siouxland IT Symposium. As the host and driving force behind this unique conference, we are confident you will find your experience to be beneficial through the information you receive and the relationships you generate.

The goal of the Symposium is to create an environment conducive to peer networking amongst IT Executives, their respective management teams and a select few vendors. This is achieved through providing peer-driven content addressing the relevant topics of today’s IT leaders in our region. The ability to receive information on opportunities and challenges facing all of us and capture actionable information from peers that you can apply to your own challenges, make attending this event rewarding and productive.

The Siouxland IT Symposium will be the leading event in the region for IT leaders. The Symposium is a by invitation only event and pre-registration is required. Once registered, your information will be reviewed to confirm your status as an IT professional. This is performed in an effort to ensure only qualified IT professionals attend the Symposium. 

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on October 29th.

About the 
Sioux Falls CIO Exchange
The exchange was created to foster excellence in information technology in a CIO-friendly environment that provides a venue for education, networking and collaboration where members can share information freely and exchange experiences in peer-to-peer discussions. 

The Sioux Falls CIO Exchange provides an intimate but diversified meeting place where CIO's are comfortable to network and have in-depth candid discussions with peers. There is only one type of membership – CIO Practitioner. Vendors of technology will not be allowed membership or participation in meetings.

If you are interested in becoming a forum member, please email efm@efminc.com or call 515-332-7940 to inquire about membership criteria.

Advisory Board

Troy Larson

Troy Larson
VP of IS
MetaBank

Gary Shawd

Gary Shawd
VP of IS
Midcontinent Communications

Jon Klemme

Jon Klemme
IT Manager
City of Sioux Falls

Barry Brown

Barry Brown
IT Director
JDS Industries

Ron Van Zanten

Ron Van Zanten
SVP & Chief Data Officer
MetaBank

Chris Blackwelder

Chris Blackwelder
IT Director
Rosebauer America

Eric VanLaecken

Eric VanLaecken
CIO
Southeast Tech Institute

Michael Klosterman

Michael Klosterman
CISO
US Dept of the Interior

Bill Bartell

Bill Bartell
Associate VP of IT
University of Sioux Falls

Daryl Bouma

Daryl Bouma
CTO
Sanford Health

Troy Clavel

Troy Clavel
eCare Information OfficervAvera

Jayson Drake

Jayson Drake
IT Manager
Concrete Materials

Dan Drenkow

Dan Drenkow
Director of IS
Augustana College

Jeff Drummond

Jeff Drummond
IT Manager
Regency Hotel Management

Philip Egeberg

Philip Egeberg
CISSP
USGS

Rich Hintz

Rich Hintz
VP of IT
Daktronics

Timm Hoffman

Timm Hoffman
CIO/Bank Security Officer
The First National Bank in SF

Ken Klinner

Ken Klinner
CIO
USGS EROS Center

Ron Newcomb

Ron Newcomb
CIO
DakotaCare

Ryan Schaap

Ryan Schaap
VP-CIO
Wells Enterprises

Trae Umstead

Trae Umstead
Director of IT
US District Court - SD

Chris Wasmund

Chris Wasmund
Director of IT
TCI

Monte Watembach

Monte Watembach
Director of IT
Minnehaha County

Scott Wittrock

Scott Wittrock
IT Manager
Bierschbach Equipment & Supply

Dawn R Wolf

Dawn R Wolf
Director of IS
Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls