CIO Resources

California Public Sector CIO Academy

Carnegie Mellon’s CIO Institute

Carnegie Mellon University’s CIO Institute delivers excellence in executive education for today’s leaders in business-technology. The CIO Institute is specifically focused on helping IT leaders better align people, processes, and technology for organizational effectiveness through our flagship program, the Chief Information Officer Certificate. The CIO Institute can also develop customized programs to fit your organization’s specific training needs.

Center for CIO Leadership

The Center is a membership-based peer community for CIOs worldwide. With an emphasis on research, education, and outreach, the Center partners with world-class learning programs and academic institutions, established content resources, and respected influencers in the industry to meet the needs of CIOs today and to prepare them for the future.

Center for Technology in Government

The Center for Technology in Government works with government to develop information strategies that foster innovation and enhance the quality and coordination of public services. This is accomplished through applied research and partnership projects that address the policy, management and technology dimensions of information use in the public sector.

Chief Executive Magazine

Established in 1977, Chief Executive magazine provides ideas, strategies and tactics for top executive leaders seeking to build more effective organizations. Unlike any other publication, Chief Executive magazine conveys the full range of the CEO experience: the corporate challenges as well as the personal pressures and satisfactions that come with the most demanding job in business. Contributors include the world’s most innovative CEOs themselves.

Readers of Chief Executive magazine include the world’s most influential leaders—CEOs of major corporations competing on a global scale. They not only shape new economies but new societies as well. Chief Executive offers clear-eyed reporting of their successes—and their failures—in ways that illuminate, educate, entertain, and inspire other CEOs.

Chief Executive is published six times a year with a highly qualified circulation of 42,025 CEOs, presidents, chairmen, vice-chairmen and other top management executives. Circulation is audited by BPA.

CIO Decisions Ezine

Newsletter for CIOs from

CIO Executive Board

The CIO Executive Board is a membership of senior executives with a shared commitment to steward enterprise-wide IT initiatives. This membership offers a set of unique services and tools designed to assist IT leaders with their most pressing managerial, communications, and decision-making challenges.

To help IT leaders align their function with the enterprise, diagnose and close performance gaps, and mitigate governance and risk exposure, the CIO Executive Board provides:

  • Case-based best practices research, proprietary quantitative research, and an executive meeting series
  • Cross-functional perspectives on IT, drawn from the Corporate Executive Board’s unique access to the insights of IT and other executives
  • Practical tools and templates which provide accurate benchmarks, diagnose problems, and supply appropriate solutions 

Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council

The Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council was established by Executive Order 13011, Federal Information Technology, on July 16, 1996, now revoked. The CIO Council’s existence was codified into law by Congress in the E-Government Act of 2002. The CIO Council serves as the principal interagency forum for improving practices in the design, modernization, use, sharing, and performance of Federal Government agency information resources. The Council’s role includes developing recommendations for information technology management policies, procedures, and standards; identifying opportunities to share information resources; and assessing and addressing the needs of the Federal Government’s IT workforce. The Chair of the CIO Council is the Deputy Director for Management for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Vice Chair is elected by the CIO Council from its membership. Membership on the Council is comprised of CIOs and Deputy CIOs from multiple Federal executive agencies.

CIO Impacts Forum UCLA

UCLA’s Annual CIO Impacts Forum bringing together CIOs and other leaders such as CTOs/CEOs from private and government enterprises across the world to discuss and further the Thought Leadership Effort on CIO Impacts at UCLA.

CIO Insight

CIO Insight equips today’s CIO with cutting-edge research combined with useful case studies of their peers to help them succeed in today’s fast-paced IT industry.

CIO Leadership Network, CIO Institute – Evanta

Evanta facilitates private executive networks designed to support the leadership needs of senior executives in Global 1000 organizations. Driven by self-governed, membership-only communities, our peer-based conferences, educational programs and digital media connect senior leaders who are focused on accelerating their organization’s competitive advantage in the international economy.

CIO Roundtable UCI

CRITO’s CIO Roundtable is a regional forum for the most senior IT executives aimed at helping them address strategic IT opportunities and challenges in the globally networked economy. This partnership between industry and UC Irvine provides thought leadership, a collaborative resource network and facilitates dynamic exchange.

CIO Zone

Consulting Magazine

Consulting magazine features the latest information on consulting careers, thought leadership, and corporate strategies. The magazine’s annual features include The Top 25 Most Influential Consultants, and The Best Firms to Work For – which receives responses from over 13,000 individual consultants about their careers.

Gerson Lehrman Group

Gerson Lehrman Group Councils are networks of consultants, physicians, scientists, engineers, attorneys, market researchers, and other professionals from around the world. Council Members leverage GLG’s sophisticated proprietary systems to categorize their experience and expertise. GLG research professionals use these systems to quickly provide relevant Council Members who can help clients better understand products, services, companies, issues, and industries.

Government Technology

Website and technology magazines for state and local government technology leaders.

IBM Chief Information Officer

Recommendations ranging from strategic business actions and use of key technologies that IBM has identified that CIOs can implement. Interesting and informative.


Great all in one search engine for jobs

Interview Mastery – Great resource if you haven’t used a placement agency

ITtoolbox CIO Knowledge Base

The network of online communities enables anyone to access the collective knowledge of a worldwide audience of experienced professionals. Through, executives and professionals can collaborate with their peers to resolve problems more efficiently, make better decisions by leveraging best practices and lessons learned, and increase their efficiency in the workplace.

JustTechJobs is’s jobsite and part of the WebMediaBrands. It provides Employers with a technology specific focus and provides Job Seekers with job postings aimed at those specific tech jobs. The benefit of using is that it offers a community of 15 million tech professionals supported by 120 tech Web sites.


Professional network of trusted contacts.

LA Times Business Section

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Meetup – Local Network Groups

Meetup is the world’s largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 2,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.


A member-driven, peer to peer collaborative network of Information Technology professionals. NOREX member organizations leverage and share proven solutions, documentation and project insight without vendor influence.

Orange County Technology Professionals Group

The OCTP brings together technology and business professionals to network with other experienced professionals in the technology space.  The purpose is to provide a monthly forum in which you can exchange information with similar professionals in a relaxed social setting.   

The main focus is to help you grow your technology network and provide a forum to discuss day to day business challenges, new technologies, products, etc. with other local business professionals.

SoCal Tech – High Tech News and Information for Southern California provides up to date news and information about high tech companies in Southern California, including interviews, a calendar of local events, and a database of technology firms in the region.


From a humble beginning in 1924 at the YMCA in Santa Ana, California, Toastmasters International has grown to become a world leader in helping people become more competent and comfortable in front of an audience. The nonprofit organization now has nearly 250,000 members in more than 12,500 clubs in 106 countries, offering a proven – and enjoyable! – way to practice and hone communication and leadership skills.

Most Toastmasters meetings are comprised of approximately 20 people who meet weekly for an hour or two. Participants practice and learn skills by filling a meeting role, ranging from giving a prepared speech or an impromptu one to serving as timer, evaluator or grammarian.

There is no instructor; instead, each speech and meeting is critiqued by a member in a positive manner, focusing on what was done right and what could be improved.

UCLA Anderson IS Associates

UCLA Anderson IS Associates was established in 1978 as a professional partnership between UCLA Anderson School of Management and corporate and governmental enterprises. It is dedicated to the more effective management and understanding of information systems, and the more effective leadership of the IS function. The organization involves senior executives, leading consultants and suppliers, and faculty, staff and students of UCLA Anderson in a program of information-sharing and education. Membership is open to organizations involved in the professional application of information systems to business and government.

USC Marshall Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM)

CTM provides exceptional networking opportunities for our sponsors and participants through the following four types of events:

  • CTM Executive Round Table
  • Understanding the Networked Digital Industry Workshops
  • The Global Mobility Round Table
  • Speak & Spark Events
  • Additional Networking Events