The story
of us

The story of us

C10 is the gateway
to strategic executive
relationship building.

C10 was conceived on a late night flight in 2010. The founder, Christopher Hemming, on his way to meet his four children, sat next to Doug Parker, CEO of American Airlines, and had a conversation he would never forget. Doug shared with Chris that a leader’s success depends on the diversity and quality of their relationships, yet most people do not invest enough time building and nurturing the key personal, business and strategic relationships needed to truly be successful. Upon landing, C10 took flight. As they pulled into Gate C10, Chris found himself on an entirely different runway, with a new destination to help connect leaders across the country. Let our team help you connect with peers and trusted partners nationally.

Mission

We are a strategic partner for large IT organizations, providing complete and customized support to help them access their best prospects via developing personal relationships with them. We believe in people first; products second. We enable IT organizations to access CIOs and nurture lasting relationships with them, so they can provide the solutions CIOs need to grow and streamline their operations.

Vision

We make networking and executive relationship-building accessible and enjoyable. CIOs are pitched all the time by technology organizations seeking to foist their products onto them. We transform this typically tedious, unproductive and business-focused pursuit into a relationship-centred opportunity that actually works. IT representatives benefit from the opportunity to connect with CIOs on a deeper level through carefully planned, exciting events.

Core
Values

There’s no sales pitch – ever. Our events are all about real relationships, good times with family, and making IT work better for all of us. Other networking brands are pitch-focused. At C10, the focus is firmly on the people, as genuine relationships are key to the sale. Additionally, C10 is unique in both its family element and by servicing the IT sector exclusively; the ‘1’ and ‘0’ in C10 correspond with the binary numeral system used in digital electronics.

The power
of legacy

The power of legacy

Executive relationship building begins with getting to know the person behind the title. C10 events are a departure from the status quo networking groups you’re used to attending. We’re focused on connecting on a deeper level. We’re featuring our Spotlight Thought Leaders in this intimate look at the meaning of LEGACY both personally and professionally.

How we
do it

How we do it

BREAKFAST SPOTLIGHT

Spotlight Breakfasts are hosted at the office of a selected CIO with 15-20 other senior IT leaders. Attendees have the chance to develop authentic peer relationships as they discuss successes and overcoming challenges to start their day.

DINNER SPOTLIGHT

Spotlight Dinners are hosted by a local CIO at a private location. These events include IT executives and their spouses. Break bread with a selective group of 15-20 of your peers in a professional, yet casual setting.

DINNER SPOTLIGHT

Spotlight Dinners are hosted by a local CIO at private location. These events include IT executives and their spouses. Break bread with a selective group of 15-20 of your peers in a professional, yet casual setting.

VIP SPOTLIGHT

C10 VIP Events are a unique opportunity for 30-40 IT Executives and their families to meet celebrity guests and professional athletes while connecting with peers in an informal, fun and exclusive environment.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 10th
VIP Brunch

San Francisco

Monday, September 14th
VIP Breakfast

Dallas

Tuesday, September 15th
VIP Breakfast

Houston

Tuesday, September 22th
Spotlight Breakfast

Denver

Our Sponsors

“It was amazing, because we were in a room with people we’d never met before, and had the chance to get to know them in a very personal way, without the context of suppliers, anyone selling – basically in a nice private setting.”

“Always love the ‘Community First’ style format C10 creates.”

Get in touch

Relationship equity matters. It’s time to invest in yours. Connect with us. We’ll connect you to everyone else.

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