About Innovation Councils

Our Mission
Innovation Councils develops and produces the world’s highest quality, technology theme-based meetings. These unique, high-value gatherings enable C-level executives to learn more about emerging industry trends and technology through peer interaction, technology innovator interaction, and a focused curriculum. Our Council events also offer technology providers the greatest opportunity for meaningful interactions with top-tier, industry-specific audiences in a controlled environment.

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The Company
Innovation Councils, LLC develops and produces targeted executive meetings focused on critical technology issues. These Councils are further segmented based on industry vertical, such as Capital Markets and Global Banking. The business utilizes the “hosted” event model, where “Council Sponsors” are technology and service providers that seek to develop quality relationships with decision-makers within targeted vertical industries. Our “Council Members” are senior IT executives charged with the responsibility of developing their firms’ strategy for specific technology domains. Each Innovation Council is designed to produce the highest level of discourse possible around a specific technology-based issue for a specific industry.

The Team

Julio Gomez , co-founder of Innovation Councils, develops intelligence networks defined by technology/business pairs (i.e., cloud/banking). He previously founded Gomez Markets, a strategy consulting firm specializing in financial services technology. Prior to Gomez Markets he was Global Head of Research at Financial Insights/IDC, providing extensive research and consulting services to users and providers of financial industry technology. Mr. Gomez is widely known as the founder and CEO of Gomez, Inc., the de facto standard for measuring Internet services quality, which recently sold to Compuware.  He is a frequent keynote speaker on market trends and strategic initiatives in financial technology, and has developed content for major financial services technology events. Institutional Investor named him one of Wall Street's "50 Most Influential People" and Time Magazine listed him among the "Fifty Most Influential People Shaping Technology". He has been interviewed for his expertise by numerous print publications and by radio and television networks. Mr. Gomez is a graduate of Princeton University.

Clay Booma , co-founder of Innovation Councils, has over 20 years of business development experience within the financial services technology sector. His recent experience includes Thomson Reuters' Tradeweb, where he was responsible for building out and integrating an ASP trade order managementplatform into the firm's suite of buy-side product offerings. Within the managed accounts industry, Mr. Booma headed up business development for LifeHarbor, a venture backed firm that was eventually acquired by Vestmark. He also managed North American sales for LInedata Services. Prior to his work in the technology sector, Mr. Booma worked at HSBC as an institutional, fixed-income sales/trader. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business.