EuroCIO is a very active participant in many programmes
EuroCIO is a trusted network for CIOs by CIOs
- 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.
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.Website
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.Website
Beltug - Belgium
Beltug is the Belgian association of digital technology leaders from businesses and public institutions, with more than 1500 members.Website
CIGREF - France (Associate Partner)
Founded in 1970, CIGREF brings together 128 French companies and organizations from all sectors of the economy.Website
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.Website
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.Website
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.Website
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.Website
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.Website
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.Website
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.Website
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.Website
VOICE-EV – Germany
VOICE-EV brings together CIOs together from across the entire spectrum of the German economy.Website
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.
CIO of Lagardère
Chairman of Voice-EV (Germany)
CIO of Akzo Nobel
CIO of ThyssenKupp IS
CIO of International Union for Conservation of Nature
CIO of Linde
EVP IT & Operation of DSK Bank, CIO Club Bulgaria
CIO of Knight Frank, Bcs Elite (United Kingdom)
CIO of N.J. Theocarakis S.A. - Nissan Greece, Hellenic CIO forum (Greece)
CIO of MFB, Visz (Hungary)
CIO of Mondadori, CIO Aica Forum Italy
Delegate Director of Dutch CIO Plaftorm (Nederland)
Chairman of the board, Tubiyad (Turkey)
CIO of Hidroelectrica, CIO Council Romania
General Manager of Beltug (Belgium)
General Manager of Dansk IT (Denmark)
General Manager of Tivia (Finland)
Yves Le Gelard
CIO Engie, Cigref (France)
Freddy Van den Wyngaert
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.