Joe Topinka, a career CIO, is a dynamic author, speaker, and coach. He has over 35 years of success leading IT organizations and driving meaningful business results in the process. His game-changing IT Business Partner Program bridges the chasm between business stakeholders and IT organizations. Joe is a frequent keynote speaker on this subject where he shares his vision at industry events across the country. His bestselling book, IT Business Partnerships: A Field Guide was recently named a top-ten read for CIOs.
Joe is Board Chair of the Business Relationship Management Institute, an organization dedicated to advancing the BRM capability worldwide. Joe is the founder of CIO Mentor, LLC, a consultancy focused on helping companies leverage the power of technology to achieve profit-driven business results. He is a two-time CIO of the Year award winner in both Charlotte (2015) and Minneapolis (2013). As an veteran CIO, Joe has experience across many industries including banking services and packaged software, brokerage, accounting, manufacturing, and retail. He is currently VP-CIO of SnapAV and is responsible for an innovative award-winning IoT-based platform call OvrC (pronounced oversee) that is changing the way home and SMB integrators serve their customers.