Chicago data center service provider, CoreLink Data Centers, LLC, is sponsoring a one-day, invitation-only CIOsynergy networking event for 150 IT leaders April 28 at Chicago's Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel featuring Emmy Award winning journalist and PBS host Charlie Rose moderating a panel discussion among six prominent CIOs.

The invitation-only event from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. is designed to provide IT professionals with applicable insights on the prominent panel members' successes and failures which they, in turn, can leverage to conquer their own daily technological challenges. CIOsynergy Chicago ( will also provide attendees with ample opportunities to network and share knowledge, experiences and lessons over cocktails, appetizers and a late afternoon Epicurean dinner that follows a think-tank and Q&A session with the panelists.

"CIOsynergy events provide IT leaders with valuable information about how the most successful organizations use network technology to achieve a competitive market edge," said Rick Crutchley, CoreLink vice president of global sales. "Our sponsorship of CIOsynergy Chicago reflects CoreLink's continuing support of this vital series of events that provides attendees both with an up-close view of the IT operations of panelists' companies, as well as the chance to build rapport with fellow IT professionals.

"Lessons learned from each other help IT leaders to improve their own operations and infrastructures while also taking steps to circumvent problems that others have addressed and overcome," Crutchley said.

Event invitees that become CoreLink customers will receive flexible and scalable data center services, continuous expert help and full transparency from the company's Chicago data center. CoreLink also provides these benefits at its Las Vegas, Phoenix and Seattle facilities. All services are backed with a 100 percent Uptime Service Level Agreement (SLA) covering all infrastructure elements and service metrics including power, temperature and network availability.

In addition to CoreLink, CIOsynergy Chicago attendees, among others, typically include IT leaders from Aon, A.T. Kearney, Boeing, Exelon, GATX Corp., General Growth Properties, Northern Trust, Old Republic International, TransUnion, The Tribune Co., TrueValue, Ubid, and United Airlines.