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 Garud Iyengar 
    Chair of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
    an Assoc Director of the Data Sciences Institute at Columbia


    10:05 am: Presentation of New Topics by Partners
    including selection of topics with the matchmaker tool on


    11:05 am: Break
    Coffee, water, cookies


    11:15 am: Presentation of New Topics by Students
    including selection of topics via “marketplace-method”


    12:15 pm: 1. CIO-Session (topics presented by students)
    Location: Teacher’s College, 525 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027


    1:15 pm: 2. CIO-Session (all topics concerning AI)
    Location: Teacher’s College, 525 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027


    2:00 pm: Lunch
    We will have picnic on campus



    3:00 pm: Guided Tours at Columbia
    Explore the campus and see the place where the “Manhattan Project” started


    (3:30 pm Visit of Columbia University Libraries)
    Limited access, for those who love rare books only


    4:00 pm 1. 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 integration)

    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 UN-CIO Atefeh Riazi (see photo below) and Salem Avan, Director of Strategy, Policy and Governance for ICT at UN



    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


Schedule (PDF)