Every year the CIO Platform Nederland organizes approximately 70 meetings for members. The events are only accessible to employees of our members: CIO/CDO's, CxO's, IT profossionals and colleagues from the business. Participation is only possible after registration in advance. The complete program of our sessions can be viewed after logging in. Characteristic of all sessions:
- No access to suppliers and consultants
- Exchange knowledge and experience in confidence
- Informal setting
- Free for members
- Various topics: from information security to vendor relations to digital transformation
- Events for and by the members
Events for CIO/CDO's:
These meetings are especially for CIO’s/CDO’s, in which they can discuss on strategic themes with colleagues from the region, with a limited effort in terms of time. Small groups (max. 10 people) meet several times a year. C-level guests are welcome, provided they are pre-registered and shared with all participants. The meeting takes place under the 'Chatham House Rule'.
Three times a year a member invites all CIO’s/CDO's for a 'view into the kitchen'. The network dinners start at 15.00hrs with information exchange about the association. The attendees also have the opportunity to ask questions for help. From 16.00hrs the host/hostess has the opportunity to introduce the participants to the digital organization, followed by a strategic dialogue and concluding drinks and dinner. A tour of the location, drinks and dinner always provide a cozy atmosphere and a balanced balance. Network dinners last until about 21.00hrs.
Events for everybody:
Every year we organize many events on current themes for everyone working at our member organizations. Urgent and current topics are addressed by our members, where a meeting is organized, sometimes only with internal people, sometimes also with external speakers. Knowledge and experience is exchanged on one specific topic, problems/questions/challenges can be presented to peers. Theme sessions start at 16.00hrs and last until around 19.00hrs, with the possibility to network afterwards.
Each year, the CIO Platform Nederland organizes a festive day on the first or second Thursday in June for all those actively involved in our association (CIO’s, CDO’s, CEG participants, etc.). During the Annual Day, there is always a central theme and an informal meeting is the main goal.
Knowledge group meetings
CIO Experience Groups (CEG’s), or Knowledge groups, are groups for knowledge exchange on topics that remain relevant in the long term. All employees are welcome to participate in a Knowledge group. The aim of these groups is to exchange best practices and current affairs and provide input for interviews with external parties outside the CIO Platform Nederland (such as ongoing research, reviews of publications, etc.). Various CEG’s support the relevant CIO Committees in the realization of their plans. Each CEG has a number of meetings per year and these are held on location at one of the participants. With sufficient enthusiasm, new CEG’s can always be drawn up on current topics.
Overview of knowledge groups
CEG Agile Scrum
This CEG discusses various topics regarding Agile/Scrum: What does the change to Agile mean? Where do you start with an implementation? How do management departments work Agile? How do we get the business to join? How does Agile work across the entire chain? Working with Scrum or Scrums? How do we arrange the (financial) control? How do we organize good teams? How do you deal with the new role of the management layer? How is the added value measured by the teams?
CEG Innovation & IT
From practice we see that Innovation Managers, Information Managers and Architects work together more and more to make a successful contribution to the organization's objectives. Through transformations from ICT developments and collaboration, innovations and new business models can become reality. Architects, Innovation Managers and Information Managers (and everyone else who plays a role on the innovation level) are brought together to inspire each other about "How do innovations come about" (Who’s responsible? How to start and manage execution?).
The CEG IoT shares knowledge and insights about managing, optimizing and innovating processes using IoT devices. Instead of just listening to suppliers and developing Proof of Concepts, you will learn from the various practical cases that are brought in by members of the CIO Platform Nederland. These practical cases can transcend a specific sector and sometimes lead to surprising results.
CEG HR Management
This CEG is aimed at HR managers, HR consultants and recruiters working in the IT environment. Acquiring IT professionals has many challenges, as does ensuring the employability of current employees. HR professionals share their knowledge and experience in this CEG to assist the IT organization in the optimal deployment of the department.
CEG Information security
Information security is a subject that is prominently on the agenda of every organization. Various topics are discussed, from cybercrime to privacy, or what to do with data leaks? A policy document and an implementation guide for Responsible Disclosure have also been drawn up and publicly shared by this CEG. We actively participate in the promotion of cyber security by sharing mutual insights, disseminating the idea of duty of care of providers of ICT services and applications and successfully tackling the information security within the organization.
CEG Management support
This group is specifically for the management assistants of our CIO’s/CDO’s. Knowledge and experience are exchanged and each meeting has a theme. The following themes have now been reviewed: The future of the secretarial profession, how to work LEAN, coaching on the work floor, which means of communication work and which do not work, a glimpse into the digital and innovative solutions of the members.
CEG Microsoft & CEG Oracle
Specifically on these large suppliers, we exchange knowledge and experience about contracts, audits, licenses, etc. The suppliers are thereby asked to provide us with answers and new insights. We often see that IT professionals manage both these vendors, that is why both CEG’s will be joined together on the same day.
CEG Portfolio management
The CEG Portfolio management discusses all aspects of portfolio management. This includes: Valuation of programs and projects, including prioritization. KPI definitions. Resource management: gain insight into the allocation of resources and impact of the changes. Experiences with the various tooling that are used in this process. Monitoring progress of projects i.r.t. strategic goals to be achieved. Methods such as MSP. Dialogue between business and IT and stakeholder management. Impact of agile working on budget, planning and control
CEG Vendor Relations
This CEG deals with suppliers, purchasing and licenses. Licensing structures of the major suppliers are discussed, general aspects about procurement in the organization, what to do in audits, etc. The exchange of issues and best practices always delivers enormous value for the attendees in contacts with suppliers.