AVOA LLC is a Strategic Advisory Firm and Holding Company lead by Tim Crawford. AVOA sits at the intersection of business & technology. AVOA leads companies through business and digital transformation while leveraging emerging technologies.

CIO In The Know Podcast

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Companies are looking for ways to transform their business to remain relevant and differentiated within their industry. Technology now plays a central role in this transformation.

There are a shortage of stimulating and compelling conversations that both inspire and fuel new thinking for the CIO and executive team.

The CIO In The Know is determined to change that.

CIOitk is a 20-30 minute podcast focused on this transformation. Geared toward a strategic audience, CIOitk takes on a markedly different spin. Guests on the podcast will include CIOs, fellow executives and executive recruiters focused on the CIO role. Discussions are both provocative and pragmatic while focusing on the intersection of business and technology. The objective is to provide inspiration and fuel new thinking for the CIO and executive team as they look to transform their business.

Tim M. Crawford


Tim Crawford is ranked as one of the top most influential CIOs. Tim is a strategic CIO & advisor that works with large global enterprise organizations across a number of industries including financial services, healthcare, major airlines and high-tech. Tim’s work differentiates and catapults organizations in transformative ways through the use of technology as a strategic lever. Tim takes a provocative, but pragmatic approach to the intersection of business and technology.

Tim has served as CIO and other senior IT roles with global organizations such as Konica Minolta/ All Covered, Stanford University, Knight-Ridder, Philips Electronics and National Semiconductor.

Tim is also the host of the CIO In The Know (CIOitk) podcast. CIOitk is a weekly podcast that interviews CIOs on the top issues facing CIOs today.

Tim holds an MBA in International Business with Honors from Golden Gate University Ageno School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Golden Gate University.

Honors & Awards

Top 100 Most Influential Chief Information Technology Officers (#4)

Top 100 Most Social CIOs on Twitter 2016 (#7)

Cloud: Top 100 Influencers and Brands for 2016

Top 50 Cloud Computing Bloggers

Top 100 Most Social CIOs on Twitter 2015

Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts on Twitter

Top Cloud Computing Influencers

Top-100 Bloggers of Cloud Computing

Top-50 Bloggers of Cloud Computing

SIM Leader of the Year Nominee


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