healthsystemCIO.com Private Dinners are intimate gatherings of hospital and health system IT leaders discussing common challenges and best practices in a relaxed atmosphere. As the sole sponsor, you get invaluable “seats at the table” where you can contribute to the discussion and forge relationships with these hard-to-access individuals.
- 1 sponsor – (sponsor may bring in a partner organization to share benefits and costs)
- Approximately 15 seats total – sample breakdown:
- 11 seats – Comprised of health system IT executives and their +1s
- 1 seat – healthsystemCIO.com Editor-in-Chief Anthony Guerra
- 3 seats – reserved for sponsor (sponsor may use these seats for internal personnel, partners or additional health system executives. healthsystemCIO.com is happy to issue these additional invitations on sponsor’s behalf, if desired.)
- Lead time: 8 weeks minimum
- 7:00-7:30 PM: Welcome, drinks
- 7:30 to 8:30 PM: Dinner
- 8:30-9:15 PM: Dessert, coffee, and moderated Featured Discussion (sponsor has input on discussion points)
- All venue arrangements (selecting, contracting and payment)
- Creation of invitations and registration pages
- Collaborative development of guest list with sponsor
- Collaborative development of moderated discussion topics & questions with sponsor
- Issuance of invitations
- Moderation of Featured Discussion by healthsystemCIO.com Editor-in-Chief Anthony Guerra
- Sponsorship fee:
- $15,000 (for standard 15 person dinner)
- $20,000 for 20 person dinner
- $25,000 for 25 person dinner
Calendar – all dates are Thursdays (please reach out to Nancy Wilcox for dates further out)
- 6/7 – Boston (available for sponsorship)
- Cara Babachicos, SVP/CIO, South Shore Health System
- Gerald Greeley, CIO, Signature Healthcare
- John Halamka, MD, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Health System
- Joe Kvedar, VP of Connected Health, Partners HealthCare
- Maulik Majmudar, MD, Associate Director, Healthcare Transformation Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Arthur Ream, CISO & Senior Director of Applications, Cambridge Health System
- Elia Stupka, Senior Director, Data Science and Bioinformatics, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
- 7/19 – New York City (available for sponsorship)
- 7/26- Available for a custom Private Dinner
- 9/13 – Philadelphia (available for sponsorship)
- 9/20 – Available for a custom Private Dinner
- 9/27 – Available for a custom Private Dinner
- 10/4 – Available for a custom Private Dinner
- 10/11 – Baltimore (available for sponsorship)
- 10/18 – Available for a custom Private Dinner
- 10/25 – Available for a custom Private Dinner
- 11/8 – Washington, DC (available for sponsorship)
- 11/15 – Available for a custom Private Dinner
- 11/29 – Available for a custom Private Dinner
- 12/6 – Available for a custom Private Dinner
- 12/13 – Charlotte, NC (available for sponsorship)
- 12/20 – Available for a custom Private Dinner
Additional Items to Consider:
- We only hold our events in private rooms at top steakhouses and other fine dining establishments with expertise in hosting business dinners.
- Attendees are always allowed to bring a guest who need not be a coworker.
- Our events are held on Thursdays – with one more workday to go, folks don’t mind staying out a bit later than usual.
- Compelling educational content – In addition to our sponsor’s request, our Featured Discussions cover topics sourced from the guests, ensuring they have a valuable evening.
- Networking – with guests from multiple health systems, attendees get to interact with peers they might not usually see.
- We go “business casual” – because not everyone likes to get dressed up.
Reasons to Sponsor a Private Dinner
- An introduction to prospects
- A thank you to current customers
- Obtain interactive feedback (market research) through what amounts to an executive focus group
- Meaningful time – better than five minutes in their office or trying to get a minute of their time at a conference
- Getting to know each other – it’s a dance – “get to me know me before you try to sell me”
- A live event option where the educational component is provided
Q: As a sponsor, how do I decide in which city to hold my Private Dinner?
A: Your objective will largely determine in which city to hold the event. Some sponsors may wish to invite individuals from a particular health system which is a client or prospect. Some sponsors may wish to enlarge their footprint in a particular metropolitan area by hosting individuals from a number of local institutions. Sponsor’s wishing to gather market research on a particular topic may elect to have healthsystemCIO.com suggest the Private Dinner location based on our knowledge of potential guests specializing in the area of focus.
Q: Regarding my guest list, how many names should I be ready to provide healthsystemCIO.com for sending invitations?
A: Based on your parameters, healthsystemCIO.com can identify appropriate guests for your event. That being said, you may send over the names of any targeted invitees you’ve identified.
Q: How is the educational focus of the evening determined?
A: The educational focus is established collaboratively with our sponsor and guests. Some sponsors may wish to focus on a hot topic of the day (blockchain, etc), while others will want to discuss a challenge more closely aligned with the solutions they offer. (Some topics will fit both categories.) A few weeks before the event, healthsystemCIO.com will write a list of proposed questions for our sponsor to review. At the event, Editor-in-Chief Anthony Guerra will facilitate the discussion, ensuring all guests are included in the conversation.
Q: As the sponsoring organization, how should we think about how to utilize our three seats?
A: Sponsors are encouraged to send at least one person from their organization who is comfortable being an active participant in our Featured discussion of the evening – an individual who has participated extensively in health system engagements is ideal. The sponsor’s other two seats can be used for additional internal personnel, partners, or health system invitees.
Q: How is the sponsor presented in the invitations?
A: The evening is described in the following way: Hosted by healthsystemCIO.com; Sponsored by …
Contact Nancy Wilcox with questions or to reserve your date.
Nancy Wilcox, Director of Sales and Marketing firstname.lastname@example.org 303-335-6009