2018 CxO Auction

A new take on an annual dinner, the CxO Auction is ChaTech’s most successful fundraiser and the biggest party of the year. We auction off meeting time with 1 of 10 CxOs of our largest member companies; think BCBST, Unum, and the like.

The evening starts with a VIP Reception, a Who’s Who of expertise in technology from Chattanooga, Atlanta, Knoxville, Nashville, and everywhere in between. The night caps off with a great meal and the headline event: auctioning off the CxOs. Nick Coussoule of BlueCross BlueShield received the highest winning bid in 2017 and was awarded his fourth “Big Cheese” trophy.

Come to watch him defend his title, or better yet, bid on any one of 10 CxOs. 2018’s festivities are scheduled for Thursday, November 8. Details to come.

To participate as a CxO, for sponsorship, or to find out how you can get involved, contact Carla Askonas at 423.826.8700.

What is a CxO?

Our CxOs are chief information officers, chief information security officers, chief digital officers, vice presidents, technology leaders, executives or specialists who head a technology department, corporation, organization or other team. They all hold high-level, technology-related and decision-making responsibilities.

These IT leaders volunteer their expertise and time for ChaTech through our annual CxO Auction by granting highly-sought after B2C or B2B consultation to the IT vendors, professionals and corporations placing the winning bid on them. The CxO receiving the highest bid is coined, “The Big Cheese.”

Through the Auction, CxOs raise funds for ChaTech programs and services, including youth code camps and college scholarships for technology majors in the Chattanooga area.

The CxO Auction is ChaTech’s largest and most successful fundraiser. The connection of CxOs and ChaTech, helps to build relationships with their vendors. The Auction has been a creative way for like-minded IT professionals to come together for a worthy cause, while getting to know each other on a personal and business level.

2017 Highlights

CxOs Auctioned in 2017