Tour Schedule 2019

  • CIOs who fly to New York via Frankfurt start the conference in a “FlyingLab” on LH 400 with the A380 from FRA to JFK.

    11:00 am – 1:40 pm FlyingLab

    On flight LH 400 



    6:30 pm: The “Welcome to New York” Speech

    At Hotel Freehand, 23 Lexington Avenue, NY 10010,
    Tel: 001 212 475 1920

    CIOs from the Americas join the party here. We will welcome all newbies (approx. 20 CIOs). And we will celebrate a reunion of 40 CIOmovers who have not seen each other since last year.



    Afterwards: Get together within walking distance
    Welcome Diner: Mykonos Blue Rooftop Bar
    127 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001, USA

  • (The spouses’ program can be found here)


    8:30 am: Transfer from Hotel Freehand to Columbia University
    (Spouses will not join the CIOs at Columbia University, but will enjoy their own customized program.


    9:30 am: Welcome by Prof. Art Langer,
    Director of the Columbia Center for Technology Management
    Location: School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027


    9:45 am: Presentation of New Topics 
    incl. time to select topics for CIO sessions


    12:30 am: 1. CIO-Session (all topics concerning innovation)
    Location: Teacher’s College, 525 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027


    1:30 pm: Lunch
    We will have picnic on campus


    2:30 pm: 2. CIO-Session (all topics concerning integration)


    3:30 pm: Guided Tours at Columbia
    Explore the campus and see the place where the “Manhattan Project” started



    4:00 pm: Transfer from Columbia to the Sprint Offices
    1166 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036  


    5:00 pm:  Welcome by Jan Geldmacher
    President of Sprint


    5:30 pm:  3. CIO-Session (all topics concerning intelligence)

    6:30 pm: Get Together at Sprint
    and reunion with spouses

  • 9:15 am: Shuttle to UN


    10:00 am: How IT improves the World, Speeches by CIO Atefeh Riazi et al.
    (Spouses will not join the CIOs at the UN, but will enjoy their own customized program.)


    11:45 pm: Guided Tour at UN


    1:15 pm: Shuttle to Pier 62 in NY Chelsea, to board a boat on the Hudson River


    2:00 pm: Start of 3.5h boat ride up the Hudson towards Newburgh Landing
    Lunch will be served on board!


    5:30pm: Bus Shuttle to Westpoint

    Around 6:00pm: Checkin at The Thayer Hotel, 674 Thayer Rd, West Point, NY 10996

    8:00 pm: Dinner at the hotel

  • 10:00 am: Welcome by Cindy R. Jebb
    Brigadier General and Dean of the United States Military Academy

    10:15 am: Speech: AI in Warfare


    11:00 am: Guided Tour around Westpoint Academy, incl. exclusive insights.


    01:00 pm: Shuttle to JFK airport (to whom it may concern!)


    01:30 pm: Lunch at Boscobel House


    03:00 pm: Leisure Time with interactive entertainment connecting to nature and culture



    05:00 pm: Transfer back to Hotel Freehand


    08:30 pm: Farewell Dinner at SPIN New York,
    48 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010, USA


  • Thursday, 2nd of May 2019

    10:00 am: Start of NYC-walk
    At Hotel Freehand, 23 Lexington Avenue, NY 10010,
    Tel: 001 212 475 1920

    Start at the hotel and walk past the Flat Iron Building and Broadway south to the Metronome at Union Square Park


    10.30 am: Subway from Union Square Park to Bedford
    Avenue to Williamsburg


    11:00 am: Start of hipster food tour Brooklyn

    Experiencing the awesome places in Brooklyn connected with stops at the best food of Brooklyn! Little shops and bar create the great atmosphere of Williamsburg.

    In two groups we’re also visiting Marthas Country Bakery -which was built in 1972 and is now famous for their very good cakes- and the Brooklyn Mini Mall, where the production of an organic produced soap will be demonstrated.


    12:00 pm: Start of Streb Lab for Action Mechanics

    Get deep insights into the artist’s training program at the famous STREB lab for action mechanics. The STREB Lab was founded in 2003 by Elizabeth Streb, who created an organization that defies gravity and fly and connects different cultures at one place to learn and develop circus and performance arts.


    01:00 pm: Lunch at Aurora Williamsburg
    70 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249, USA

    Get invited to the green jungle of great food!


    02:30 pm: Walk to Domino Park 

    The Walk to the new Domino Park will offer awesome views on the Skyline of Manhattan! Afterwards we will walk through the Jewish Williamsburg.


    03:45 pm: subway-ride back to the hotel
    The subway is offering awesome views on the streets of New York City on our ride back to the hotel!

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    Friday, 3rd of May 2019


    10:00 am: Walk to Chelsea Market via Park Avenue,
    passing Grand Central Terminal and Union Square Park


    11:00 am: Walk along the Highline Park,
    with interesting facts of this park project above street-level


    11.30 am: Arriving at the Vessel at Hudson Yard


    12:00 pm: Shuttle to Red Rooster Restaurant, Harlem


    2:00 pm: Walk from red Rooster
    via Apollo Theater to Riverside Church & Grant Tomb. Explanations about Harlem’s culture


    3:30 pm: Shuttle to The Thayer Hotel


    6:30 pm: Reunion with CIOs, Mutual Dinner

Schedule (PDF)