Tour Schedule 2019

  • (Photo: Lufthansa)

    11:00 am – 1:40 pm FlyingLab

    On flight LH 400 

    CIOs who fly to New York via Frankfurt start the conference in a “FlyingLab” on LH 400 from FRA to JFK. Book your flight now on or any other platform and tell us your confirmation number. You will be reseated then by Lufthansa to a designated area for CIOmovers on the upper deck of an A380.


    (Photo: David Ausserhofer)

    6:30 pm: Get Together in New York

    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.

  • (Photo: Columbia University, Eileen Barroso)

    9:00 am: Transfer from Hotel Freehand to Columbia University


    (Photo: private)

    10:00 am: Welcome by Prof. Art Langer,
    Director of the Columbia Center for Technology Management


    (Photo: David Ausserhofer)

    10:15 am: Presentation of New Topics 
    incl. time to select topics for CIO sessions


    (Photo: David Ausserhofer)

    12:00 am 1. CIO-Session (all topics concerning innovation)


    (Photo: David Ausserhofer)

    1:00 pm: 2. CIO-Session (all topics concerning integration)


    2:00 pm: Lunch


    (Photo: Columbia University, Eileen Barroso)

    3:00 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


    (Photo: David Ausserhofer)

    5:15 pm  3. CIO-Session (all topics concerning intelligence)


    6:30 Dinner at the Sprint Offices
    Reunion with spouses, who didn´t join us at Columbia

  • (Photo: UN Photo/Milton Grant)


    10:00 am: How IT improves the World, Speeches by CIO Atefeh Riazi et al.


    (UN Photo/Loey Felipe)

    12:00 pm: Guided Tour at UN (also for spouses)



    1:00 pm: Lunch


    (Photo: NY Tourism)


    2:00 pm: Walk to Grand Central

    (Photo: NY Tourism)

    2:43 pm: Departure of Train to Peekskill

    4:15 pm: Bus-Shuttle to Westpoint


    Photo: Thayer Hotel)

    4:45 pm: Checkin at The Thayer


    7:00 pm: Dinner

  • (Photo: private)

    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


    (Photo: Public Domain/Leonard G.)

    11:00 am: Guided Tour


    01:00 pm: Lunch


    02:00 pm: Leisure Time

    Option 1: Arts – Russell Wright Design Center
    Visit Manitoga, the House, Studio and Woodland Garden of pioneer industrial designer, Russel Wright, see

    Option 2: Nature – Hike the Hudson Valley
    Yes, there are bears 50 miles outside of Manhattan – “Bear Mountain State Park” may be your favorite trail, see

    Option 3: Sports – American Football Training
    The US Military Academy has a long tradition in Football, get to know how, see


    (Photo: NY Tourism BCE Hornblower Kate Glicksberg)

    05:00 pm: Transfer back to Hotel Freehand or to JFK airport


    08:00 pm: Dinner/Party

Schedule (PDF)