Association Chat: Tech Takeover – Are You Ready?

When:  Nov 14, 2017 from 2:05 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Technology Section

Why aren’t associations more innovative when it comes to tech maturity? What’s holding us back?

This discussion explores a topic studied by the ASAE Foundation that shed light on information technology (IT) maturity levels at associations. In its survey, only 9% of associations were found to be truly innovative. What are the major causes holding associations back? How do more innovative associations overcome this challenge? Could the key lie in a stronger relationship between the CIO and CEO be the solution, or is there a deeper issue at hand? 

Some questions we’ll cover:

  • What did the ASAE study find about tech maturity at associations? 

  • Why do you think more associations aren't on the upper echelon of tech maturity? 

  • How valuable is the CEO/CIO (or equivalent) role in reaching the innovative end of tech maturity?

  • When the CIO becomes the CEO or Executive Director -- how do you implement this change? What's your relationship with your CIO now? (Bruce)


  • Tim Hopkins, Director, Digital Center, International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Bill Bruce, MBA, CAE, Executive Director, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Ray van Hilst, Director of Client Results, Yoko Co 
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