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CIO Business Council

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If you are a modern day CIO you likely are responsible to make intelligent value / risk decisions regarding the torrent of new technology opportunities (such as cloud computing, Big Data and mobile computing).  These are no doubt addressed technically by your CTO, but the buck stops at your desk with issues like obtaining IT budget approval from the business, aligning your IT strategic plan with that of the business or aligning the Cyber Security protection plan with the needs of business.

While many resources exist to help leaders to survive and even thrive in such an environment of rapid change, the CIO Council provides a confidential environment where senior executives can share business issues related to IT services and solutions with others who have been there--and will be there.

Membership will ultimately drive the Council’s agenda. But our initial agenda includes the following areas:

  • Overcoming cultural obstacles in a global IT organization
  • Balancing increased effectiveness against increased efficiency when implementing cloud computing
  • Creating change across a large organization when introducing new technology
  • Managing expectations for IT transformation both upward and downward in the organization
  • Aligning your sourcing operation/strategy with changing business priorities
  • Managing the melding of employees and contractors in a complex IT resource provisioning market
  • Cyber Security from the business’ point of view. (e.g., Should the CSO report to the CRO?)

The power of peer learning

Enduring relationships with trusted peers are the core of the council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of council membership. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

Council membership benefits

Collective problem solving that puts your issue on the agenda
Benchmarking through surveys of council members about relevant company practices
Cross disciplinary insights generated by the wealth of perspectives gathered from over 100 councils (covering more than 50 functions) that work together across geographies
Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums and other resources

Who should join?

Senior business executives leading Information Technology within their organization

Program Director

Michael Katz

Michael Katz

Co-Program Director, CIO Business Council
The Conference Board
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Charles Popper

Charles Popper

Co-Leader, Digital Transformation Center. Co-Program Director, CIO Business Council
The Conference Board
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