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Subgroups & Communities of Practice: CIO Council

 Welcome to the CIO Council



To assist members in their development and growth as CIOs/CTOs by facilitating the exchange of information and business opportunities which will provide enhanced alignment between the Business and Information Technology practices. 


The CIO Council has identified four areas of strategic focus:

  • Education
  • Networking
  • Collaboration
  • Professional Development


The CIO Council has identified the following objectives:

  • Problem Solving Skills for CIO
  • Business Education for business problem
  • Exchange of CIO / Technology experiences and contacts.
  • Discussion of issues pertaining to the careers and responsibilities of CIOs. This discussion is to include ideas, opportunities and challenges.
  • Network and share ideas with our guest speakers and each other
  • Be resources to each other.
  • Discussion of business ideas and joint opportunities
  • Exchange of ideas related to professional development and performance.


Any member in good standing with Beacon can apply for membership to this group. The following are the qualifications required to join:

  • Serving as a CIO or has served as a CIO within the last 12 months and are actively pursuing a CIO role.
  • IT organizational responsibility of over 15 FTE's
  • Annual Budget responsibility of over $5 million
  • Annual minimum salary of $150k
  • Have a seat at the table

 Application Process 

Members interested in joining the CIO Council are invited to apply by forwarding your resume to You must also include a narrative with your e-mail (no size limit) that best characterizes your role as a CIO/CTO. This narrative should also include a description of any other IT organizations you belong to along with your role in that organization. 


Meetings are held every four weeks (2nd Friday of every month) throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Lunch will be served and the cost will range from $35 to $50 per person depending on the location. Meetings begin at 11:30 with informal networking and conclude by 2:00 p.m. Guests are welcome to attend as long as they are sponsored by an existing member of the roundtable or obtain pre-approval from the chair or co-chair.



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