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2006 Top Ten CIO Countries

By dc_misra ·
In its 2006 World e-Government Ranking, the Institute of e-Government, Waseda University, Japan has included the Chief Information Officer (CIO) as one of six fields (and four out of 28 indicators) for evaluation (see item 11 supra). The four indicators on CIO are: 1. Introduction of CIO, 2. HRD for CIO, 3. Supporting body for CIO, and 4. Role and function of CIO.

Based on the above four indicators, following are top ten CIO countries: 1. USA, 2. Japan, 3. Thailand, 4. Australia, 5. Canada, 6. Singapore, 7. Taiwan, 8. Hong Kong, 9. Germany, and 10. Malaysia (n=32).

The 32 countries covered by the survey are: 1. Japan, 2. United States, 3. Canada, 4. Thailand, 5. The Philippines, 6. Malaysia, 7. Vietnam, 8. Korea, 9. Brunei, 10. Indonesia, 11. Australia, 12. Singapore, 13. Chili, 14. Mexico, 15. Peru, 16. Brazil, 17. New Zealand, 18. Taiwan, 19. Hong Kong, 20. Russia, 21. China, 22. Finland, 23. Sweden, 24. Norway, 25. United Kingdom, 26. Belgium, 27. France, 28. Germany, 29. The Netherlands, 30. Italy, 31. Spain, and 32. South Africa. (The previous year, only 23 countries were included in the survey.)

In its write-up, the Institute states: ?The designation of chief information officers (CIO) in the government is seen as a very vital strategy to bridge the gap between management and technology. Thus, the introduction and training of CIOs are very important for the success of e-government. Some countries have the same position with the same capacity but different titles. Though, the title CIO is becoming very important since there are growing international collaboration in support of CIO human resource development. In this area, indicators that were evaluated included Introduction of CIO, HRD, Human Resource Development, for CIO, Supporting body for CIO, Role and function of CIO.?
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Dr D.C.Misra
December 18, 2005

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