Technology Managers Forum, also known as TechForum, was founded in 1994 by executive director Priscilla Tate as a professional association for end user IT managers at mid-to-large companies based in the New York City area. Over the years, our membership base has grown to over 800 senior level IT managers, the majority of whom work for Fortune 1000 companies. On average, 60% of our attendees are in financial services, 15% in healthcare/ pharmaceutical; 8% in media, networks and utilities; 6% in legal institutions; 6% in transportation/ airlines; and 5% in governmental/ non-profit/ educational institutions.
Through our twice-yearly Security Forum conference, our goal is to bring together IT managers and technology providers in a convivial, low-key atmosphere that focuses on building the relationships between end user and vendors in a way that facilitates dialogue and solutions. Our focus is on producing excellent content in a media-free environment , with a vetted audience gleaned from an invitation-only guest list consisting of senior management executives who work for midsize and large enterprise organizations.
TechForum excels at bringing to light the issues and the challenges facing those who manage technology in midsize to large organizations. Unique to TechForum events are our pre-qualification requirements for attendees, and our no-media policy. Our programs and events mirror the marketplace arena where buyers and sellers get beyond the hype of high-tech marketing, and focus instead on real-world issues surrounding the business management of technology.
Sponsorship for technology providers
Technology Managers Forum works closely with vendors to create appropriate sponsorship options that benefit both the sponsor and our members.
Membership for end user IT managers
Technology Managers Forum has an active membership of more than 1000 pre-qualified IT directors and managers at mid-to-large organizations. TechForum members are in the executive ranks, with the majority holding the titles of CIO, SVP, VP, Manager, or Director of Technology
Priscilla Tate, Executive Director
Priscilla Tate is the founder and executive director of Technology Managers Forum (TechForum), an association which has a current membership of over 800 IT managers who work for mid-range and F1000 organizations in New York. Prior to founding Technology Managers Forum in 1994, Ms.Tate had a career in enterprise technology management, working at Citibank, EF Hutton and Manufacturers Hanover Trust (now Chase). She was also a very active participant in the user group movement both in the US and in Europe. Today, Ms.Tate produces Security Forum, an invitation-only conference held twice yearly in New York City, and consults with companies who want to expand their reach into large enterprise organizations.
During her rich and varied technology career she has worked as an author and editor for numerous trade publications and she hosted and produced weekly radio shows and podcasts. She is a sought after moderator for industry panels, including the Computerworld Premier 100 and the RSA Conference in San Francisco. Both SC Magazine and the Global Mobile Awards have tapped her to serve as a judge of enterprise products and services.
Ms. Tate graduated from Duke University with a BA in History and an MA in Art History. She also studied at the Freie Universitat in Berlin with a scholarship administered by the Fulbright commission. She was a Columbia Fellow and did graduate work at Columbia University.
Victoria Adams, Membership Director
Victoria Adams joined Technology Managers Forum (TechForum) during its first year, in 1994. She is responsible for membership development, sponsorship relations, program development for the twice-yearly Security Forum conferences, marketing, website development, and all aspects of TechForum event production. Ms. Adams is also responsible for ensuring the quality of TechForum events, specifically through enforcement of our strict attendance requirements and membership policy.
Prior to Technology Managers Forum, Ms. Adams worked as a manager in the executive dining industry at companies such as Time, Inc. and Altria.
Ms. Adams graduated summa cum laude with a BA in English from Fordham University.