Delivering for Best-in-Class Wholesaler-Distributors

Registration will open in early 2018.

We are currently in the process of finalizing our Spring 2018 program. Please check back in a few months for updates. Please contact Tara Mostatab at tmostatab@naw.org if you have any questions.

June 5-6, 2018 at the O’Hare Hilton

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“The NAW Billion Dollar CIO Roundtable is an excellent forum for like-minded executives to network and exchange ideas. Time invested attending these Roundtables are time well spent.”

Amin Noormohamed, VP & Chief Information Officer, Core Mark International Inc

The NAW Billion Dollar Company Chief Information Officer Roundtable for direct members was created as a new mechanism for the CIO’s of large distribution enterprises to network with non-competing peers in multiple lines of trade on key IT issues.

Similar to other billion dollar roundtables NAW has created for the CLO, CFO, Operations, and CHRO, this by invitation only roundtable is composed of executives from billion dollar companies that meet in Chicago two times per year. This highly interactive group consists of the SENIOR-MOST IT executives. The annual fee is $1,800 per member, which covers meeting costs for two events in a twelve month cycle. Participants are expected to cover the cost of their hotel and travel. Once the annual fee is paid, there are no additional fees to attend the meetings, which will last one day beginning with a reception and dinner the evening before.

The participating companies can also name an alternate who can take the place of the enrolled Executive, should that person be unable to attend the scheduled meeting.

If you would like to learn more please contact John Peter, Adam Isenberg or Tara Mostatab at 202.872.0885.

Eligibility: Companies with $1B+ in annual revenue.
The NAW Billion Dollar Roundtable is the only opportunity that provides networking and benchmarking exclusively with other top executives of non competing, like-sized Wholesale-Distribution companies.

NAW Billion Dollar CIO Roundtable Preliminary Agenda

Day 1 - June 5, 2018

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Drinks & Dialogue Reception

Come prepared to meet and mingle with your fellow participants from the largest firms in the industry.

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Billion Dollar Executive Dinner

Make sure to attend the most exclusive executive supper club in Chicago this evening! This dinner is your opportunity to pick the brains of the senior executives for the top wholesale distribution companies in the industry. This is a joint dinner that will include the CFO and CIO executives attending the spring Roundtable.

Day 2 - June 6, 2018

7:00 AM – 7:45 AM
Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Opening Session & Discussion

How to Protect Company from Multi-Year Fees

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Break

9:45 AM – 11:00 AM
General Session & Discussion

Data Science for AI and Predictive Strategy and Governance

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Open Discussion
This session is set aside for you to raise any issue you would like and have the group provide their thoughts. This is an open forum to further discuss any item on the agenda or to bring up topics that are not on the agenda. Make sure to take notes during this session, you may find a perfect topic to suggest for the next NAW Roundtable.

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Joint Lunch & Networking Discussion with CFO Roundtable
This is the “halftime” period where you meet up with all of the Billion Dollar Company senior executives at this week’s Roundtable to compare ideas and benchmark across disciplines. Both groups: CFO and CIO executives will attend this joint lunch.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Closing Session & Discussion

IT Strategy Development – Best Practices on Ideation

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Set Agenda for Next Meeting Scheduled for December 11-12, 2018

2:30 PM
Adjourn

NAW Billion Dollar CIO Roundtable Participants, Fall 2017

The following wholesale distribution companies are registered for the Fall 2017 Billion Dollar CIO Roundtable:

  • Animal Supply
  • Boise Cascade Company
  • Border States Electric Supply
  • Brenntag North America
  • Bunzl Distribution USA, Inc.
  • Do it Best Corp
  • Essendant, Inc.
  • Graybar Electric Co., Inc.
  • Hajoca Corporation
  • Johnstone Supply
  • M S C Industrial Supply Co.
  • Pool Corporation
  • Scansource, Inc.
  • Uline
  • Winsupply, Inc.

The following wholesale distribution companies have participated in previous NAW Billion Dollar CIO Roundtables:

  • ABB Optical Group
  • ABC Supply
  • ADI (Honeywell)
  • Airgas Inc
  • Allied Building Products
  • AmerisourceBergen Corp
  • Animal Supply Company
  • Avnet Inc
  • Ben E Keith
  • Boise Cascade
  • Brenntag North America Inc
  • Bunzl Distribution USA Inc
  • Core Mark International Inc
  • Do It Best Corp
  • Essendant (United Stationers Inc)
  • Ferguson
  • Gordon Food Service
  • Graybar Electric Co Inc
  • Hajoca
  • Johnstone Supply
  • M Holland
  • MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc
  • Network Services Co
  • Patterson Companies
  • POOLCORP
  • Rexel
  • Scansource Inc
  • SRS Distribution
  • Uline
  • Veritiv

Meeting Location:
Chicago Hilton O’Hare
10000 W O’Hare Ave.               Hotel Accommodations
Chicago, IL 60666
(773) 686-8000

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