AVOA is a research and advisory services firm that works with both enterprise end-users and vendors focusing on the intersection of business & technology.

About Tim Crawford

CIO and Strategic Advisor

Tim Crawford is the founder of AVOA and ranked as one of the topmost influential CIOs and regularly quoted in the Wall Street Journal, CIO.com, Forbes, SiliconAngle and TechTarget. Tim is a strategic CIO, executive coach and 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 senior IT roles with global organizations such as Konica Minolta/ All Covered, Stanford University, Knight-Ridder, Philips Electronics and National Semiconductor. He is a board advisor to Latent AI and myElth as well as a member of the Wall Street Journal’s CIO Network. Tim serves as host of the CIO In The Know and CxO In The Know podcasts. The weekly podcasts interview CIOs and top executives to discuss the leading issues facing them 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.

About AVOA

AVOA is a research and advisory services firm that tracks the leading trends within enterprise technology. Topics include customer experience (CX), future of work, cloud computing, edge, data, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and environmental, social and governance (ESG).

AVOA works with both end-user organizations and enterprise vendors.

Clients range from large enterprise, Fortune 100 firms to startups focused on the enterprise space.

Media Mentions

Tim Crawford and AVOA are regularly sought out for their opinion in business and technical media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, CIO.com, TechTarget, Forbes, and SiliconAngle.

View our latest media mentions on the Media Mentions page.

Honors & Awards


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