CIOs and executive IT: access, insight & interaction

CIO serves the enterprise community of CIOs and senior technology decision-makers with peer insight and expertise on Business Strategy, Innovation and Leadership. CIO attracts the highest concentration of enterprise CIOs and business technology executives of any media brand, reaching over one million decision-makers monthly. CIO provides unparalleled Access, Insight and Interaction with this audience.


Our audience, your target

If you look at the top of any company’s IT organizational chart, you will find the audience that CIO targets. They are the technology leaders within their organizations: the chief information officer and other senior tech executives who influence or direct technology buying decisions within their companies.

Information technology has moved from a supporting role to one that drives the business forward to score a competitive difference in the market. CIOs are the conduit for the translation of business strategy to technology value – and results. They’re reporting to the top (46% report to the CEO), staying in their position longer and longer (average tenure is 5 years 6 months) and focusing more on business strategy (65% hope to spend more time on strategic activities in the next 3-5 years).


Our brand focus

CIO provides leadership-oriented, relevant and timely insight into the business challenges that are top-of-mind for forward-thinking technology executives. With executive events that bring the C-level technology community together, research that dives deep into the role of tech decision-makers, their priorities and challenges, marketing services that allow our partners to provide tailored educational content, and much more – CIO provides invaluable resources to business technology leaders and a platform for technology solution providers to effectively educate and engage these key decision-makers.

What's unique to CIO?


State of the CIO

CIO’s annual “State of the CIO” study is conducted with the objective of understanding how the role of the CIO continues to evolve in today’s business climate and to help define the CIO agenda for the upcoming year. This definitive benchmarking survey measures the role of the CIO in the organization, budgetary responsibilities, business and leadership challenges, and the key skills needed for the job today.

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CIO Tech Poll: Economic Outlook

Check the pulse of tech initiatives with our bi-annual Tech Poll studies (IT Economic Outlook and Tech Priorities) gauging the technology landscape changes among heads of IT. CIO Tech Poll: Economic Outlook gauges tech spending, budgets and objectives.

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CIO Tech Poll: Tech Priorities

Check the pulse of tech initiatives with our bi-annual Tech Poll studies (IT Economic Outlook and Tech Priorities) gauging the technology landscape changes among heads of IT. CIO Tech Poll: Tech Priorities highlights which technology areas will be the focus of IT leaders and measures the direction of spending within those categories.

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CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony

The CIO 100 Symposium is a unique opportunity to position your brand, technology and services to more than 300 influential tech and business leaders. This Symposium speaks directly to the reality of how IT organizations everywhere are evolving and where CIOs are concentrating their resources to take advantage of future opportunities. The CIO 100 Symposium also showcases the winners of the prestigious CIO 100 awards, which honor a range of innovative projects that solve some of the toughest business problems.

Sponsorship Opportunities


CIO Perspectives

CIO Perspectives is a series of one-day regional forums for CIOs and tech-involved business executives to exchange insights and ideas for leading digital change and transformation within their organizations. Participating in a CIO Perspectives in your area allows you to position your organization as a technology leader, educate attendees about your solutions and learn their challenges and priorities.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our editorial team

Our award-winning interactive community ( leverages editorial, vendor and user-generated content to present provocative perspectives on key issues and business challenges. Regular columns, blogs and interactive polls are updated daily. CIO also creates face-to-face conferences and events that attract the best and brightest in IT through educational and informational sessions from our editorial experts.

Amy Bennett has covered tech for three decades. She is the executive editor of, working with a talented team of staff writers, editors and contributing editors to produce analysis, how-to’s and trend articles. Amy covers big data, security, cloud services, BYOD, social media, IT careers, IT outsourcing, mobile technology, data center and more.

Maryfran Johnson is a twenty-five-year tech media veteran and leader of the award-winning CIO events content team. She directs editorial content creation and programming for CIO’s portfolio of national and regional events, as well as the CIO Executive Council.

CIO is a digital-only property focused on the tech trends facing IT decision-makers. Due to the ever-evolving nature of this field, we do not produce an editorial calendar. If you have a timely pitch that you would like the editorial team to consider, please contact the appropriate reporter via their bylines.

Amy Bennett, Executive Editor

Maryfran Johnson, Editor-in-Chief, CIO Events

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Sources: Omniture, 6-month average, July-December 2016; CIO Audience Profile Study, IDG Research, 2017; State of the CIO Survey, January 2017