Nick Kirkland, CEO of CIO Connect
CIO Connect is expanding its foortprint to Singapore, the networking group announced today (31 January).
CIO Connect is an organisation dedicated to developing and advancing CIOs. Founded in 1996, CIO Connect was originally established by a group of IT leaders who recognised the value of networking and wanted to build a local meeting place to share ideas.
"This move enables CIO Connect to better serve the needs of IT leaders in Asia Pacific as well as strengthen CIO Connect's presence in this growing region, having already established its first office in Hong Kong," the group said in its announcement.
Through this group, IT leaders can tap on the expertise of the CIO Connect Advisory Board, which includes some of the most senior IT leaders globally across a wide range of industries and geographies, through tailored programmes and content.
"The role of a modern CIO is constantly evolving and becoming increasingly complex," said Nick Kirkland, CEO of CIO Connect. "Singapore's focus on innovation and productivity has seen the country become a location of choice as a regional or even global IT hub by many major international organisations. By establishing our presence in this important market, we are looking forward to better serving the needs of CIOs in this region, driving excellence with them and their teams through our expertise and services."
Marking their expansion, CIO Connect will be holding its first event entitled "Extraordinary times demand extraordinary leadership" in Singapore on 23 February 2012 at Novus. At this event, keynote speakers Jane Horan, founder of the Horan Group, and Alistair Russell, director at CIO Connect, will share key insights on the different types of leaders and corporate politics from a positive perspective to help CIOs overcome barriers that they face in their efforts to reach the top.
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