Chief Information Officers of public and private enterprises are a community of practice that, in its early years, had few channels, beyond marketing literature and some trade media to communicate with one another.

The CIO Institute was established so that a diverse group of CIOs from large corporations and government agencies can share lessons they learned about what works and what does not work in areas of great opportunity and high concern to people who serve as CIOs. The Institute s agenda is driven by the perceived current and looming challenges facing the community where collaboration can materially and quickly identify and advance adoption of solutions.