Phoenix, New York City, and Washington are shaping up to be the first of the cities in the CIO Nation "CIO Breakfasts" (check my blog of April 2 for more info on how you can participate). If you're a CIO in any of these cities and are interested in attending, please let me know (post a response here or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org). These are no-obligation opportunities to simply gather with your peers, exchange ideas and best practices, and of course get a free omelette. The Phoenix timeframe is looking to be the first week of June (because, as I told Steve Phillips, CIO of Avnet and one of the participants: Who doesn't want to be in Phoenix in the heart of June? I remember one day a couple of years ago -- and this was in September -- standing in a parking lot in 112 degree weather. Needless to say, it was a very short time outside the car, and, yes, I was the only person within eyesight who was outdoors...!