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Join the silicon.com CIO Jury

IT directors, CIOs - make your voices heard

If you are the head of IT and you want to make your voice heard, you should be part of the silicon.com CIO Jury.

silicon.com's famous CIO Jury is looking for new members, and we want to hear from IT directors and CIOs at organisations large and small, public sector and private sector across the UK, who want their opinions heard.

The CIO Jury is a hassle-free way of allowing leading CIOs and IT directors to get their opinions out to the rest of the tech industry. It lets the industry know who you are and what you think. It can take as little as a few seconds to make your opinion heard on the big stories, so you can boost your profile in the industry at the touch of a button.

Over the last half a decade the CIO Jury has helped CIOs and IT directors make their voices heard on a huge range of topics and we've got big plans for the future, so right now is a great time to join. You can be involved regulary or just once, it's entirely up to you.

Here's how it works. Roughly once a fortnight the pool of CIO Jury members - which is made up of CIOs, IT directors and their equivalents - receive an email from silicon.com containing a short question that requires a 'yes' or 'no' answer.

Members of the CIO Jury can respond with a simple yes or no (sometimes just a 'Y' or 'N' over their BlackBerry), but are free - and encouraged - to add more comments if they want. Relevant comments are then quoted in the resulting CIO Jury article.

It's called the CIO Jury because we take the responses from the first 12 tech chiefs to respond and use that as the basis for the article. As the popularity of CIO Jury continues to grow, we also try to use all responses in supplementary articles, wherever possible.

The subjects are chosen by the editorial team and often tap into hot topics of the week. Past examples have included 'Does outsourcing work?', 'Will the IT department exist in five years?' and 'Do IT suppliers understand your role and your pressures?'

Follow the link to read a recent CIO Jury, which also shows who took part.

Questions are rarely very technical - the focus is on strategy, business decision-making and the changing role of the individual in charge of IT.

Members don't have to respond each time. Part of the attraction of CIO Jury to participants is that this has proved a hassle-free, convenient way of publicly contributing to key debates.

So if you're a CIO, IT director or equivalent who wants to boost their profile and make their voice heard, then drop us a line at editorial@silicon.com.