You have seen the recommendations from Microsoft General Manager Neil Leslie, IFIP President Leon Strous, Executive Director for the Center of Enterprise Architecture Brian Cameron, College President of HMC and Corporate Board Director Maria Klawe, Global Chairs GITCA Graham Jones and Ashwin Kini, and more about the World CIO Forum.

Senior IT professionals, managers and executives; industry experts and leaders; government officials; senior academics and the IT media are encouraged to attend.

For more information go to: www.worldcioforum.com; Call for papers; WCF news in the IFIP Newsletter:
From the WCF news: The first World CIO Forum (IFIP WCF 2011), supported by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and hosted by the Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE), will be held from November 1 – 4, 201l in Shenzhen, China. The forum participants include senior IT executives from all over the world who will come together to share their experience and knowledge with the audience. In today’s world, the economic, capital, and even crisis management globalization is driven by the information technology wave, where IT is increasingly becoming the crucial stimulus for economy growth, innovation and transformation. The Chief Information Officer plays an important role in enabling the value of IT. IFIP together with the Chinese Institute of Electronics looks for ways to share the knowledge and experience of CIOs, and integrate the IT value with national progress and company strategy. Leon Strous, president of IFIP said, “We will call every member into action to contribute to the WCF. I am strongly confident that the dedication and efforts of the CIE will make this first IFIP World CIO Forum a resounding success and a worthy forum for attendees from all over the world.” Representatives of many members of IFIP already expressed their support and their commitment to make the WCF an event not to be missed. The IFIP World CIO Forum will bring about enormous benefits and will open new ways for information and experience exchange between developing countries and developed countries. The CIOs and senior IT executives from the Asian, Asia-Pacific, North & South American, European and African countries will get together to address the topics, issues, best practices and trends necessary to make the right decisions to impact their business strategies and future IT direction. “With a great number of meetings, panels, roundtables and one-to-one workshops, it is a must attend calendar date for CIOs and senior IT executives. I am excitedly looking forward to exchanging my ideas and having a better understanding of the local IT practices and their value proposition,” Adrian Haas, Executive Vice President, Information Technology & Systems and International Chief Information Officer at Sony-GITS. The organization of the IFIP World CIO Forum is officially approved by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China.

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Stephen Ibaraki