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Over the past years, the requirements on senior corporate information managers, including the CIO, have changed dramatically. A purely technical skillset is no longer sufficient. The CIO has to act as a business executive in order to earn a seat at the top table, and so do his/her managers. The CIO community across Europe, organised in the European CIO Association, recognises this challenge and has joined up with leading European business schools to establish a corresponding Executive Education Program. The reason to start an own program is because the European CIO Association, as “demand-side” for executive education has own wishes that couldn’t be fulfilled in existing standard executive education on Business Schools. The program developed is fully compliant with latest European programs on e-skills, e-leadership and with the e Competence Framework. By applying European standards in e-skills and competences, it is believed the international and mobilization of IT people will greatly be pushed, while educational institutes all over Europe can also easier work on cooperation and exchange of students. by Peter Hagedoorn, Director Executive Education, European CIO Association phagedoorn@eurocio.org

It has been discussed for a long time in the CIO community: purely technical expertise is not sufficient to gain the CIO a seat at the Executive Board level. Technical expertise must be put into a business context to create traction and drive true business change. The CIO must act as a business executive with a technical background very much like his board colleagues in their respective areas. But how to become a “dual thinker” at the business – IT interface if you have grown up the ranks in the IT organisation? Senior ICT management talent able to interact effectively with the business organisation is a rare skill-set. An example is that of the enterprise architect, the single most difficult-to-recruit skill-set in corporate information management.


The European CIO Association (“EuroCIO”) has taken the initiative and teamed up with academia to create an innovative Executive Education Programme(see www.eurocio.org/education.htm: revise this link/Peter), tailored specifically towards the needs of the CIO community and continuously innovated towards the demands of the CIOs.

A network of leading European business schools such as Henley Business School (UK), Nyenrode Business School (NL), TIAS Business School (NL), the Technical University of München(DE) and St. Gallen Business School (CH) has been established to create a unique European eco-system of executive education in Corporate Information Management. Participants in the programme’s modular coursesthus benefit from a truly European learning experience.

The EuroCIO Educational Programme consists of two discrete layers:

  • Layer 1: The EuroCIO Executive MBA programme on Corporate Information Management (“Business & IT”) aims at the high-potentials, future CIOs, top-consultants, etc. striving to obtain in their career the highest responsibilities in managing ICT departments, digital transformation or innovative business projects, in general leading to a C-level position in larger organisations. The European CIO Association established two Executive MBA programs, almost equal, at Nyenrode (NL) and TU Münich/StGallen (GE), both with full MBA accreditation.
  • Layer 2: Multiple EuroCIO Professional Programmes in Corporate Information Management disciplines aim at the highest IT professionals, in general reporting to the CIO. At the moent two courses are running: about strategic business & enterprise architecture and about IT security management. Expansion to other European countries is worked on. New programs might be developed, depending market or members wishes.

The European CIO Association, as demand organization, has seats in all Program Boards of all programs. Each program is regularly monitored, evaluated by the participants and is revised according needs from the CIO community.

Education

Masterclass Cycle in Information Security Management
Professional Programme in Business & Enterprise Architecture
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Information Security management

In today’s information society companies and institutions have become increasingly dependent on information and information processing systems and, by extension, on good security systems. The role as security professional has changed the past few years. To meet present-day requirements, you must be well aware of the organization’s mission and vision, have insight into its security architecture and be capable of encouraging the conscious use of information within the organization True risk management and good information security needs to be backed up with a (business) management-supported policy that incorporates both the necessary technical and organizational action to ensure protection of systems. In other words, information security must be embedded in the organization’s general strategy and governance. Companies, particularly these with global operations, face major challenges.

Strategy & Enterprise Architecture

Why a professional program in Strategy & Enterprise Architecture ? Companies, particularly those with international and digital services, face major challenges. Complexity increases risks and costs, at a time when most companies are under pressure to reduce these factors. Additionally, there is a need to be agile in reacting to market changes through fast and stable delivery. Responding to these challenges requires the right balance of synergy to avoid duplication of effort, while preserving local autonomy. Enterprise Architecture, done properly, provides a tool to move from strategy to execution and extend from physical to virtual business.
The Professional Program in Strategy & Enterprise Architecture evaluates the challenges from the viewpoint of key stakeholders. It addresses how to develop a winning enterprise model through understanding the business strategy and enhancing the ability to design agile business and IT processes for lasting superior performance.

Unique program on Security in Europe

The Professional Program in Information Security Management is the result of a highly interactive and demand-driven design. It has been developed by leading business schools under the sponsorship of EuroCIO with the involvement of senior managers working for top European companies. It is aligned with Europeans e-skills, e-leadership programs a swell as with the European e-competence Framework.

Application form

Application procedure: you must submit a completed application form and a Curriculum Vitae (resume). You will be invited for an information session and telephone interview with the Academic Director. This interview is intended to confirm that your expectations fit with the program and there is a fit with the envisioned group.

Duration

This program is part-time. It comprises 3 modules of 2 days and is scheduled over 3 months (including assessed assignments). The next ISM course will be in 201.

The location and the dates are:
– TIAS School for Business and Society, Tilburg, the Netherlands on 1 and 2 February 2018
– Antwerp Management School, Antwerp, Belgium, on 1 and 2 March 2018
– Antwerp Management School, Antwerp, Belgium, on 22 and 23 March

The price for participating in the ISM program is € 5.900

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Unique program on Architecture in Europe

The Professional Program in Strategy & Enterprise Architecture is the result of a highly interactive and demand-driven design. It has been developed by leading business schools under the sponsorship of EuroCIO with the involvement of senior managers working for top European companies. It is aligned with Europeans e-skills, e-leadership programs a swell as with the European e-competence Framework.

Application form

Application procedure: you must submit a completed application form and a Curriculum Vitae (resume). You will be invited for an information session and telephone interview with the Academic Director. This interview is intended to confirm that your expectations fit with the program and there is a fit with the envisioned group.

Fees

Discount and Early Birds € 9.900 (10% discount)
The price for participating in the SEA program is €11.000 Members of the European CIO Association, the associated National Bodies, Alumni of Henley Business School, TIAS School for Business and Society and TU München are offered a 10% discount (hence cost is € 9.900). The program cost includes lunch and refreshments and excludes accommodation and dinner costs. No VAT is charged.

A limited number of places on individual modules at 4k euros will be available.

Duration

This program is part-time. It comprises 3 modules of 4 days and is scheduled over about 4 months (including assessed assignments).

Location

Courses are planned to take places in up to three different sites:
• Henley Business School, Henley-on-Thames, UK From 27 February – 2 March 2018
• TU München, Garching bei München From 23-26 April 2018
• TIAS School for Business and Society, Tilburg, the Netherlands From 4-7 June 2018

The Professional Programme in Business & Enterprise Architecture evaluates these challenges and responses from the viewpoint of key stakeholders in order to increase the capability of Enterprise Architects. Most companies recognize the key role of Enterprises Architects in developing a winning enterprise model through a good understanding of the business strategy and their ability to design agile business and IT operations that achieve lasting superior performance.

The role of the enterprise architect requires a wide knowledge of the business and of the opportunities that arise from an innovative use of information technology.

In summary, the programme target is to help enterprise architects acquire and develop their knowledge of business and enterprise architecture as well as enhancing the required behavioural skills.

 

Executive Master of business administration

Research on existing executive MBAs in Europe showed that none was tailored for top-business people (like CIOs) responsible for large ICT departments, large innovation or digital transformation projects, in general aiming at the renewal of organizations drive by a substantial technology impact. It was felt this new educational offering would fulfil a fundamental need of the CIO community and could solve a considerable and important niche or white spot in the existing education for top business people, interested in business renewal based upon IT.

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The program consists of nine modules, seven of which have roughly the same set-up. The work-load of each of these seven modules is spread over six months. Each of these seven regular modules has three class sessions, each of which will be held on two consecutive days and will include evening sessions. In order to successfully complete a module, attendance at all sessions is mandatory. The writing of a paper concludes each module. Between the classroom sessions there will be a month to six weeks for self-study, readings, discussions and writing. The sessions are “enriched” by cases studies from CIOs, presented also by CIOs. In particular the link between business and IT (systems, management, projects) is given attention.

The modules are

All business modules are lectured in the context of IT, while all technical or IT modules are lectured in the context of the business. This all concluded with the Master thesis.

Strategy and Organisation

Ownership of Enterprise and Governance

Demand and Supply Management

Leadership and Co-operation

Business Processes and Technology

Change Management and Human Capital

Risk and Finance

Marketing, Law

Business ethics