As the Practice Leader for the CIO role at Forrester, I have talked at length with many of our CIO clients about how they’d like to engage with Forrester – particularly when it comes to our Forrester Leadership Board community. Our current CIO Group is a robust community and I wanted to learn more.

A pattern quickly emerged – our CIO clients with 250+ FTEs want to interact with Forrester differently: their needs are focused on developing their team, and they want different deliverables than our core CIO Group.

Therefore, we designed a new program for these CIOs with more than 250 FTEs: The CIO Executive Program.

Offered exclusively to CIOs at the biggest global companies of $5b+, The CIO Executive Program addresses the unique challenges and opportunities faced by technology leaders at the world’s largest firms: a need to support and develop the leaders on their team, no time to read research or talk to analysts themselves, a desire to bounce ideas off of and be challenged by true peers, and a need to benchmark their IT organization against others.  

If you are interested in learning more about this program, to find out if you qualify, or would like to recommend someone for this exclusive program, please email us at

We also recently launched The Business Technology Strategy Council, designed for the senior most business technology strategists from global companies with titles such as “VP of Strategy, Planning and Innovation.” This Council will help its members establish strategies with quantifiable business impact, drive innovation and embrace emerging technologies, mobilize executives and peers around the Business Technology strategy, and optimize the IT portfolio to align with the strategic initiatives. Read my blog post about that program, here.

*Note: Forrester Leadership Board membership is for senior leaders and is subject to qualification.