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Join us for a conversation with 5 local CIO's from Education, Healthcare, Government, Finance and Business. Find out what they think the future of IT is and the challenges of staying relevant.

When: 1/22/2015
11:30 AM
Where: Joseph Smith Memorial Building
15 E South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah  84150
United States
Contact: Craig Bennion

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The itSMF Intermountain LIG and HDI Salt Lake City are excited to announce our first Annual CIO Panel! January 22nd will be an exciting and action-packed day and we need your participation to make it successful! Please think of questions you would like the CIO's to answer. Submit them to Craig Bennion ( Then, during the meeting, we'll ask the CIO's your questions.

Date: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: Joseph Smith Memorial Building
15 E South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Park in the JSMB underground parking – parking will be validated.


The Panel 

Jim Turnbull

CIO, University of Utah Health Care 

Dr. Turnbull’s career spans over 30 years in the health care industry, split between the Canadian and American Health Systems. Since March of 2008, he has served as Chief Information Officer of the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. Prior to joining UUHC, Dr. Turnbull served for seven years as Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer of The Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado.

His academic background includes a BA in Organizational Psychology, an MBA from the University of Western Ontario, and a DHA from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Turnbull has been a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in 1996 and 1998, and was the recipient of the CHIME-HIMSS 2012 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year Award. Jim is a former board member and chairman of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), and a fellow and former president of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).


Mark VanOrden

CIO, State of Utah
Executive Director, State of Utah Technology Services 

Mark VanOrden was appointed executive director of the Utah Department of Technology Services in October 2012. Prior to his appointment, VanOrden served as Acting Director. Under his leadership, DTS provides Information Technology (IT) services for the Executive Branch agencies and through those agencies to hundreds of thousands of Utah residents. DTS supports hosting, communications, application development, desktop support and IT purchasing for 22 agencies. Additionally, the State provides over 1,100 different online services to the residents of Utah, all managed through DTS. Utah was recognized in 2014 with an “A” grade in eGovernment by the Center for Digital Government. Utah was one of only three states that received this recognition.

VanOrden was born in North Platte, Nebraska and moved with his family to Utah at the age of five. His family first came to Utah in 1848 with the Mormon pioneers. He and his wife are the parents of five children and grandparents of five wonderful grandchildren. Mark has a passion for presidential history and has enjoyed reading biographies on all 43 previous U.S. presidents. Mark enjoys playing golf and has been a loyal University of Utah sports fan since he was six years old.

Steve Corbató

Interim CIO, University of Utah

Steve Corbató was appointed as The University of Utah’s interim CIO as of June 16, 2014. He also serves as the interim CIO of the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) and interim director of the U’s Center for High Performance Computing, and is an adjunct faculty member in the U’s School of Computing.
Before taking over as interim CIO, Corbató served as Deputy CIO. As deputy, Corbató worked closely with previous CIO Eric Denna, overseeing the research computing, infrastructure, and unified communications elements of the diverse campus IT portfolio.

Previously, Corbató directed the Internet2 Abilene Network (now the Internet2 Network), which served as the principle backbone for U.S. higher education and advanced regional networks, such as the Utah Education Network (UEN). He also started the FiberCo non-profit holding company to assist higher education gain access to dark fiber for facilities-based optical networking and the Manhattan Landing international research and education exchange point in New York City.