United States and Canada: CIONET has arrived!

Published by Maria Filipe
September 01, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

It’s official! CIONET is now in the United States and Canada.

In 2005, we created CIONET in Belgium to help senior Digital and IT leaders from the world's leading companies maximise their potential and realise their ambitions. Throughout the years, we have expanded to other countries in Europe and Latin America, also partnering with CIO Klub in India. Earlier this year launched in Australia and today, it is with great excitement that we announce our global expansion to the United States and Canada.

Learn more in the news release here or read below.

[News Release]


Global CIO Community Ignites Interactions, Accelerates Shared Problem Solving

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1, 2020 – CIONET, the global community of senior digital and IT executives around the world, today announced its entry into the US and Canada. Over the past 14 years, CIONET has become the leading global community of digital and IT executives with a membership of over 9,000 CIOs, CTOs, CDOs across Europe, Latin America, and Australia.

With its global community, next-generation platform and exclusive TRIBES offering, CIONET has reimagined the interactions CIOs have with one another and their teams. The unique peer-to-peer model opens new opportunities for today’s CIO, CDO and CTO leaders, enabling them to accelerate problem solving collaboratively – especially critical in an era of doing more with less and with virtual, distributed teams.

The organization engages the technology community locally, nationally and globally, connecting digital and IT leaders with shared challenges, best practices, lessons learned, investment strategies, and ideas to help them and their respective organizations become more successful, thus realizing their goals.

“We’re on pace to grow CIONET to be the largest community for digital and IT leaders in the world,” said Luc Hendrikx, Global CEO of CIONET. “Our goal is to grow our global network so digital and IT leaders can do more than just keep up with change. Ultimately, they will become change agents, defining and successfully leading their organizations into the future.”

CIONET membership is by invitation and complimentary to qualified applicants. Members have immediate access to CIONET’s full member base via an app, exclusive conferences, global awards, publications, webinars and research to uncover insights, engage in thought-provoking conversations, benefit from expert perspectives and exclusive first-hand content. By leveraging the technological platform, CIONET ensures that member challenges and solutions find each other in the community within minutes – not weeks or months.

Members looking to further accelerate their problem solving can also access CIONET TRIBES – a fast-cycle, problem-solving program offering systematic knowledge sharing in a trusted network of peers. TRIBES consist of 10 non-competing, local companies committed to collaborating on technology and transformation challenges. On average, 150 issues are solved annually. TRIBES is a closed-door, pragmatic effort dictated by the C-suite and executed within their respective organizations. Initially, TRIBES will be offered to CIONET members in Atlanta, Philadelphia and South Florida, with more cities launching over the next year.

“With the biggest digital and IT expenditure worldwide, we estimate the US and Canada to have more than 110,000 active and engaged digital and IT leaders. Adding them to the global CIONET community will boost the collective knowledge even further,” said Mark Zawacki, US and Canada CEO, CIONET. “With the current pandemic, there has never been a time when so many digital and IT leaders are tackling the same challenges at the same time. The surge in activity within our community and on our platform illustrates the profound need to bring CIONET to the US and Canada.”

Interested digital and IT leaders can find more information on membership criteria and benefits, as well as apply for complimentary membership, at www.cionet.com.


CIONET is the leading community of senior digital and IT executives around the world. With a membership of CIOs, CDOs, CTOs and IT leaders from the world’s leading companies, CIONET has the expertise and pioneering vision to solve or address any digital or IT management challenge. CIONET develops, manages and moderates a global community and next-generation platform with an integrated array of both offline and online tools and services designed to provide real-time support for digital and IT executives. For more information, please visit www.cionet.com or follow us online on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.

CIONET Media Contact:

Marisa Puthoff - Chirp, for CIONET
Email: marisa@chirppr.com
Phone: 770-333-8065
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