What is the CxO Auction? The CxO Auction is a unique party to raise funds for ChaTech programs. The event combines a fun dinner with the opportunity for technology service providers, hardware/software vendors and consultants to bid for various meetings with CxO tech leaders from major enterprise companies the area.
The CxO tech leaders include chief information officers, chief information security officers and other C-Suite decision-makers?hence the generic title of CxO. Representing some of the area?s largest companies and employers, the CxO?s are key consumers of tech-related products and services.
The highlight of the night is the fun?sometimes silly?and fast-paced auction of the 2-hour meeting with the CxOs. The CxO who raises the most money wins the title of The Big Cheese, complete with a 3-D printed cheese trophy. We end the night with the opportunity for individuals and companies to make contributions to the ChaTech Scholarship Fund for the 2020 ChaTech Scholars.
Why come to the CxO Auction? For some people, it?s the pure fun and for some it?s the opportunity to support important ChaTech programs.
For others, the real draw is to make connections with IT leaders from Chattanooga?s biggest companies. If you?ve been unable to get through the door to see one of these CxOs, here?s the chance to bid for that meeting?and to be in his/her good graces at the outset. CxOs typically go for $1,000-$7,500 at Auction.* Bids may be tax deductible as a donation to ChaTech.
*Bids are expected to be paid the night of the auction. Please contact the ChaTech office if you wish to bid but need to make arrangements for extensions for payment.