IT for Business and CIONET announce their global partnership

Paris, August 4, 2022 – IT for Business and CIONET, the two international organizations dedicated to Digital Managers, are now announcing a global partnership.

IT for Business was created in France in 1966 and taken over by the Cho You group in 2018. Today it consists of an Online and Offline press group responsible for distributing content to the DSI audience. CIONET was created by Hendrik Deckers in Belgium in 2005 and has grown into a community that brings together more than 10,000 digital leaders in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

“The partnership between our two organizations is quite natural, as we both aim to help IT decision-makers and digital managers to excel in their work by allowing them to benefit from their exchanges of expertise within of their community and to benefit from mutual experiences. Ultimately, they all face the same challenges such as digitally transforming their organizations, striving for environmental sustainability, and mastering the public and/or private cloud.” confirms Luc Hendrikx CEO of CIONET.

“In addition, this partnership allows CIONET to expand its presence in Europe by entering the French market, making France the tenth European country where the company has a local presence”adds Hendrik Deckers, founder of CIONET.

In the same way, the collaboration with CIONET will also allow IT For Business to offer its services to other markets within the EU and beyond, each of the two organizations will be able to extend its global reach and to offer its services to a wider audience. Thus, key decision-makers from various EU countries, including CIOs, will have the opportunity to realize and share their experiences. This partnership will allow the entire IT community to enjoy an innovative and high-level experience. IT for Business and CIONET will together facilitate interactive communication between sponsors and the global community of IT decision makers through a series of events across Europe. This will provide new opportunities, allowing businesses around the world to build closer relationships and solve problems more effectively. This collaboration will create a strengthened European team, able to support IT decision makers around the world.

“CIONET and IT for Business have always shared common goals and audiences. This collaboration will therefore be beneficial for both organizations, as it will allow us to extend our service offerings to the community of Digital Managers on a global scale. I am delighted with this partnership and the additional value we will bring to the CIO community.said Frédéric Ktorza, CEO of IT for Business.


CIONET is the leading community of over 10,000 digital leaders in over 20 countries in Europe, Asia and America. With this global presence, CIONET orchestrates peer-to-peer interactions on today’s most important business and technology issues. CIONET members participate each year in more than a thousand international and regional events, face-to-face or virtually, ranging from round tables to major international gatherings, through programs for exchanging expertise between peers and community networking events. Its members can testify that CIONET is a value-added platform that helps them use feedback and experience sharing to acquire the expertise necessary for their professional development, analyze and solve their IT problems and accelerate the implementation of solutions within their organization.

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About IT for Business:

IT for Business, formerly 01 Informatique, is a French press group dedicated to the CIO community. Created in 1966 to meet the specific needs of IT managers, the media was renamed IT for Business in 2014 to adapt to market developments and address a wider audience of digital managers. In addition to publishing a magazine, IT for Business has a strong online presence with its website, and a community of some 10,000 subscribers on social networks ( IT for Business also hosts monthly conferences with industry experts and customer stories to cover the latest challenges facing the CIO community and digital leaders.
IT for Business is part of the Cho You Group, an organization dedicated to the IT industry, which provides content and marketing services for the world’s largest IT companies, both in Europe and in the Americas.

Press contacts:

Holder of Verena

Alliance Manager

IT for business

98, Avenue de Villiers, 75017 Paris

+33 6 03 87 45 78

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