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EuroCIO About
The European CIO Association (EuroCIO) is the only European, independent, not-for-profit representative for the large IT-users (demand side of IT), both private and public. With far over 1000 organizations as members, represented by their highest IT-manager or CIO and representing over 700.000 IT workers, EuroCIO is "the" largest organization in its kind also at global level, with links to other CIO communities around the world. Main objectives of EuroCIO are:
  • Sharing and developing vision and exchanging experiences at European level for the better use of information technology. This is mainly done via internal workgroups, web conferences, newsletters, network meetings, etc. for the National CIO communities and the Direct Members (large corporations).
  • Externally representing towards the main IT suppliers as well as European authorities, like the European Commission, European Parliament, etc. EuroCIO is a very active participant in many programmes of the European Commission like cloud computing, e-skills & education, security & regulations, innovation & Artificial Intelligence... The voice of the larger users is more and more heard in the European IT policies (Digital Agenda) and will impact coming years definitely the new European IT decision making process.
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National CIO Organizations

One of the missions of the European CIO Association is to act as a platform for the national CIO organizations across Europe. Each of the associated CIO bodies have different backgrounds and histories, but they have this in common, their members are CIOs and senior level IS staff from the demand side.

AICA - Italy

Founded in 1961, AICA (Associazione Italiana per l’Informatica e il Calcolo Automatico) is the oldest, most authoritative and best known Informatics Association in Italy from all sectors including public and private.

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BCS ELITE - United Kingdom

BCS ELITE, the Computing Leadership Forum, is for those who make distinguished and influential contributions to computing leadership in and across communities. ELITE, a member group within the BCS, is a foremost forum for CIOs, IT Directors and other IT leaders; any computing leader who meets the ELITE membership criteria is welcome to apply to join.

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Beltug - Belgium

Beltug is the Belgian association of digital technology leaders from businesses and public institutions, with more than 1500 members.

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CIGREF - France (Associate Partner)

Founded in 1970, CIGREF brings together 128 French companies and organizations from all sectors of the economy.

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CIO Club Bulgaria

The CIO Club Bulgaria was established in 2007 as a voluntary association of CIOs cooperating to increase the role of the CIO position and sharing the vision of the importance of information technologies as strategic driver for growth, efficiency, competition and value creation.

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CIO Council Romania

Started in 2005 CIO Council Romania is an independent and non-profit association and vendor-neutral that group together CIOs from the largest and the most important companies from Romania. We are the only association that represent the CIO profession in Romania and we advocate on IT-related issues that impact Romanian business environment. With its wide range of services, EuroCIO supports its members in their critical leadership role and provides them with opportunities to network with CIOs effectively.

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CIO Platform - The Netherlands

CIO Platform is an association of CIOs and IT directors from private and public organizations in the Netherlands. The connected companies and organizations have a combined turnover of more than € 500 million on an annual basis.

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Dansk IT - Denmark

Dansk IT is founded in 1958 and has 7200 members, out of which 65 CIO members. Dansk IT is Denmark's largest special-interest group for IT professionals and works independently of vested interests in industry, political alliances, unions and sector-related interest groups.

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Hellenic CIO forum – Greece

The Hellenic Institute Information and Communication Management was established in 1985. Within the frame of reference of HMA's more general aims, the Institute constitutes the main collective expression and representation of those people who believe in the critical role of information science, and who work systematically for the development and implementation of information technology.

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Tivia - Finland

The Finnish Information Processing Association established 1953, TIVIA, is an independent NGO and non-political association of Finnish ICT professionals, education organizations and companies that provide ICT products and services or use them. TIVIA combines both business and technology professionals.

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TÜBİYAD – Turkey

Established in 2010 with the main objective to become Turkey’s finance and IT center for Europe, the Middle East and Turkic Republics, TÜBIYAD is the only and largest formal establishment in Turkey for CIOs.

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VISZ – Hungary

The VISZ (or MVISZ) is an association of CIOs representing the biggest Hungarian companies from different business areas, including banking, retail, production, and government agencies.

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VOICE-EV – Germany

VOICE-EV brings together CIOs together from across the entire spectrum of the German economy.

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Association's Services

With its wide range of services, EuroCIO supports its members in their critical leadership role mainly tackling relationships towards Vendors and European authorities with an active participation to some European Commission sponsored projects

CIOs gain access to top-level networking opportunities at our annual conferences and general network meetings. These venues offer CIOs the chance to hear experts testimonials on the issues facing CIO in these uncertain times. In addition, EuroCIO attaches importance to the informal setting that enables CIOs to exchange ideas.

EuroCIO also ensures that CIOs are kept up to date with regular news affecting their role within their organizations. A monthly newsletter is released for its members.

EuroCIO councils do not overlap national workgroups but leverage some specific topics at global level: vendor relationship, cybersecurity & european regulations... Members are encouraged to participate in the workgroups or delegate someone who has a specific expertise in the topic.

In addition, CIO members can exchange on specific topics via our webinars.

Board of Directors

The European CIO Association's governance is led by a Board of Directors who define content, direct its strategic orientation and ensures that the network’s goals and objectives are achieved. Meeting regularly, the Advisory Board proposes certain ideas and guidelines and develops new ways to enhance the network as a platform for CIOs.

Emmanuel Gaudin

Emmanuel Gaudin

CIO of Lagardère

Thomas Endres

Thomas Endres

Chairman of Voice-EV (Germany)

Aloys Kregting

Aloys Kregting

CIO of Akzo Nobel

Christian Pagel

Christian Pagel

CIO of ThyssenKupp IS

François Jolles

François Jolles

CIO of International Union for Conservation of Nature

Sandeep Sen

Sandeep Sen

CIO of Linde

Yuriy Genov

Yuriy Genov

EVP IT & Operation of DSK Bank, CIO Club Bulgaria

Owen Williams

Owen Williams

CIO of Knight Frank, Bcs Elite (United Kingdom)

Michalis Moraitis

Michalis Moraitis

CIO of N.J. Theocarakis S.A. - Nissan Greece, Hellenic CIO forum (Greece)

Tibor Takács

Tibor Takács

CIO of MFB, Visz (Hungary)

Luciano Guglielmi

Luciano Guglielmi

CIO of Mondadori, CIO Aica Forum Italy

Ronald Verbeel

Ronald Verbeel

Delegate Director of Dutch CIO Plaftorm (Nederland)

Ali Malaz

Ali Malaz

Chairman of the board, Tubiyad (Turkey)

Yugo Neumorni

Yugo Neumorni

CIO of Hidroelectrica, CIO Council Romania

Danielle Jacobs

Danielle Jacobs

General Manager of Beltug (Belgium)

Rikke Hvilshøj

Rikke Hvilshøj

General Manager of Dansk IT (Denmark)

Mika Helenius

Mika Helenius

General Manager of Tivia (Finland)

Yves Le Gelard

Yves Le Gelard

CIO Engie, Cigref (France)

Freddy Van den Wyngaert

Freddy Van den Wyngaert

Secretary-General

EuroCIO History

1990
2012

EuroCIO traces its roots to the 1990s, when the role of the CIO became much more visible within large corporations across Europe. To define a clear vision within a more complex and diverse framework, CIOs expressed the desire to have a stress-free non-competitive environment, created by CIOs for CIOs, which would allow them to pursue exchanges all year round.

Putting this vision into practice required the initial support of two organizations, CIGREF, a non-profit association of CIOs from French leading companies, and Finaki, a technological events specialist.

In 2005, first European meetings gathering global CIOs confirmed the value of such an initiative

On February 7th 2012, the network formally transformed into a not-for-profit international association headquartered in Brussels.

About the two founding organizations

Created in 1970, CIGREF (Association des grandes entreprises et administrations publiques) brings together 127 of the leading French and European corporations including 97 percent of the CAC 40 and 50 percent of the Euronext 100. CIGREF members represents all sectors of the global economy including banking and insurance, energy, retail, industry, services. With almost 40 years of experience, the association has become a fully-fledged player in the development of IT and telecommunications throughout the French and European corporate world. More about CIGREF Association’s Services.

Finaki, the technological events specialist, was founded in 1989 by a group of IT research consultants and is now present in France, Germany, and Italy. Since 1990, Finaki has organized the annual Entretiens Informatiques d’Opio for the CIOs of leading French companies and directors of frontline IT suppliers. The success of this event, held on the French Riviera, prompted Finaki to set up, from 1995 onwards, meetings along the same lines for professionals from the telecommunications sector, now held in the French Alps. Events have also been launched by Finaki branches in Germany and Italy. More about FINAKI.