Nominate your CIO now for the CIO50 2010

Tell us about CIOs and IT chiefs who make a real difference is kicking off its hunt for the best CIOs in the UK - and we need your help.

Every year publishes its CIO50 list, profiling the top 50 IT chiefs working in the UK, as voted for by their peers.

And this year we want you to nominate the CIOs who you think should appear on the 2010 list.

If you know a CIO who you think should make the CIO50 list email your nomination to no later than Friday 26 February. You can nominate any CIO, IT director or head of IT currently working in the UK for an end-user oganisation, either in the private or public sector.

These nominations will be forwarded to the panel of CIOs who will then vote for the CIO50 on the basis of their leadership ability, delivery and execution record, innovation and influence, and this year's list will be unveiled in June at an exclusive, CIO-only reception.

Last year Catherine Doran, director of corporate development at Network Rail, was voted the UK's most influential technology leader. You can see the full CIO50 2009 list here.

CIO50 2008

Last year's CIO50 winner Catherine Doran
(Photo credit: Chris Beaumont/CBS Interactive)

The CIO50 is chosen by votes from the CIOs' peers, including CIOs that have previously appeared on the CIO50 list and members of's CIO Jury, plus members of the editorial team.

If you are a CIO and would like to join the voting panel email's editor Steve Ranger.