If you are the head of IT at an organisation large or small and want to make your voice heard on the big tech issues of the day, now’s the time to join the TechRepublic CIO Jury.
We’re looking for new members who want to share their opinions by taking part in this quick and easy poll of technology leaders.
Here’s how it works: every two weeks, the TechRepublic editors will chose a question to send out to the CIO Jury, which is a group made up of IT directors and CIOs at organisations large and small, across the world.
Members of the CIO Jury can respond with a simple yes or no (sometimes just a ‘Y’ or ‘N’ from their phone), and are free - and welcome - to add more comments if they want. These comments will then be quoted in the resulting CIO Jury article.
The first 12 IT leaders who submit their votes make up that week’s CIO Jury, and their names are listed at the bottom of the story announcing the results.
But while the overall vote and the names of the jury will be revealed, the specific votes of the individual jury members will not be disclosed.
If you’re too busy to respond fast enough to make it into the first 12, don’t worry - we’ll also include comments from other CIOs who weren’t among the first 12 respondents but still took the time to reply and include their thoughts.
The CIO Jury is a smart way to allow leading CIOs and IT directors to get their opinions out to the rest of the tech world. It lets the industry know who you are - and what you think. You can be involved regularly or just once in a while, it’s entirely up to you.
Previously there has been a UK CIO Jury on our sister site silicon.com, and a US one here on TechRepublic. Now we’re combining them into one global CIO Jury (although from time to time we might ask a question of CIOs in just one country).
The CIO Jury is all about getting the perspectives of senior IT leaders. So to qualify as a member you should be a head of an IT department and control an IT budget. Your job title does not have to be CIO; it can be CTO, IT director or vice president of IT, for example. You can work in the public or private sector, anywhere in the world.
But sorry: right now we’re not accepting CIOs who work for technology vendors, or are a one-person IT department.
If you’d like to join TechRepublic’s CIO Jury, click the ‘Contact’ link below or email me (steve dot ranger at cbs dot com ) and send your name, title, company, location, and email address.
And even if you aren’t interested in joining, we’d like to hear suggestions for CIO Jury questions from the TechRepublic community. To submit a potential CIO Jury question, again, simply click the ‘Contact’ link or email.