1. The association is completely independent from suppliers and external parties.
The CIO Platform Nederland operates independently and is financed entirely from the contribution of its members. Only our member’s internal employees participate in the network and our activities; ICT suppliers, consultants and other external parties do not have access. The members determine the agenda. The sharing of information always takes place on the basis of trust, members have the certainty that information and data are never available to third parties. No acquisition is made during or following events of the CIO Platform Nederland.
As CIO's and CDO's we often deal with the same issues. When solving these questions applies: every man for himself is adding up, collaboration is multiplying. The CIO Platform Nederland enables this multiplication.
2. Quick and easy access to a wide and versatile network.
Our members are all major ICT users and come from a wide variety of sectors. Members, with substantial innovation budgets and/or progressive digitalization agendas, collect and share information with industry peers and organizations from a completely different sector. Being a member opens the door quickly and simply to colleagues who can help you further, so you do not have to invent the wheel yourself.
The CIO Platform Nederland is unique, because experiences are exchanged in an environment where mistakes can also be shared in confidence. That is why I regularly get in touch with peers and that makes my investment in time and money more than worth it.
3. Together we know more: exchanging practical knowledge and experience and inspiring each other.
The informal nature of the meetings, and the safe environment without suppliers, means that participants can make contact easily and quickly. Inspiring each other during meetings by sharing practical knowledge and experience about recognizable issues and challenges creates synergies. This strengthens the individual members and gives direction to the digital transformation of the entire organization.
The strength of the CIO Platform Nederland is to exchange experiences with each other, because we face the same digital challenges.
4. Together we can do more: advocacy on behalf of a strong collective.
We collectively take up shared issues, to combine knowledge and expertise and divide the workload. The association also makes a fist where necessary to large external parties, as suppliers and government, to serve the interests of the members. The voice of the member base is represented nationally through the CIO Platform Nederland in various (government) initiatives. At European level we work together with similar associations in other countries, so that we can also strengthen our demands on an international scale.
The CIO Platform Nederland is the place where my team and I can exchange knowledge and experience with colleagues across different branches; As a result, I am able to look at IT and organizational issues from a broader perspective in my responsibility.
5. Access to more than 70 events per year.
The CIO/CDO, peers, IT professionals and employees from the business, who are permanent workers, can participate free of charge in all meetings that are organized during the year on various current topics from the four themes we focus on: digitalization, information security & privacy, labour market & education and vendor management.