Member Benefits

GLOBAL CIO FORUM membership is individually based, open to CIOs, their direct reports and qualified academics. Interested in joining? Get more information on becoming a member.

  • Members Attend GCF Events for Free: Did you know that GLOBAL CIO FORUM members can now attend many global events at no cost? This include the CIO200 Awards & TechTalk held in few countries.
  • Professional Development – The GLOBAL CIO FORUM offers regular chapter based programming aimed at both developing your skills and your local network. Members will receive regular communication about CIO Association programs and networking opportunities in their geography. We also publish industry events of interest. GLOBAL CIO FORUM will be lunching the Global CIO Mentoring Program which will drive rich learning and development for both mentees and mentors.
  • Resources
Career Central – Provides key job listings and postings as well as helpful resources.  Members who we know are in a job search are notified of new postings.
  • Social networks – Connect with peers, ask other advancement professionals questions and join discussions on any of GLOBAL CIO FORUM’s social network pages including: GLOBAL CIO FORUM, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Publications
TITANS – Members receive this publication twelve times a year and have exclusive access to an online digital version and a searchable database of past DIGEST articles.
  • White Papers – GLOBAL CIO FORUM publishes or provides links to white papers exploring advancement concepts, best practices, trends and research of interest to advancement leaders and IT decision-makers.

How to Join

  • Simply click  JOIN NOW to complete and submit a membership application form. Be sure to review the membership categories below so that you know which membership level to indicate on the form.  Once we receive your completed form, it will be submitted to the membership chair for approval.  Upon Admin approval, you will be invoiced for membership fees. When payment is received, your membership will be activated.
  • CIO Referral Program: Members who bring new members into the Association receive a US$ 500 credit toward their membership renewal or their Peer Forum registration. The new member simply has to note your name on the application form.

Membership Categories

We have several levels of membership to address the different stages or your career. Visit our website to see the details and choose the level that best suits your needs.

Full Member

Qualification:  Full membership is open to Chief Information Officers (CIOs) or equivalent Senior Information Technology executive managers, including Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) with functional responsibility for IT leadership in their organization.

Membership Cost: $500 plus applicable tax per year.

Academic Member

Qualification:  A person employed by a university or college who teaches or is engaged in information technology studies. This membership is subject to annual re-qualification. This category does not apply to IT professionals working in an IT capacity in the field of education.

Membership Cost: $200 plus applicable taxes per year.

Associate Member
Qualification: Either you are:

  1. A direct report of the CIO / Senior Information Technology executive who is already a member
  2. You are a CIO, CISO or Senior Information Technology executive in a company where there is already a regular member of GLOBAL CIO FORUM.

If you are a direct report of the CIO / Senior Information Technology executive who is NOT a member of GLOBAL CIO FORUM, full regular membership fees apply.

Membership Cost:  $400 plus applicable taxes per year