IT for Business and CIONET announce their global partnership

Paris, 4 August 2022 – IT for Business and CIONET, the two international organizations dedicated to Digital Managers, officially announce 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 leaders excel in their work by enabling them to benefit from their exchange of expertise within their communities and to benefit from mutual experiences. Ultimately, they all face the same challenges, such as digital transformation of 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.

Similarly, the collaboration with CIONET will also allow IT For Business to offer its services to other markets within and outside the EU, each of the two organizations will be able to expand its global reach and offer its services to a wider audience . Thus, key decision-makers from different EU countries, including CIOs, will have the opportunity to collaborate and share their experiences. This partnership will allow the entire IT community to enjoy a high-level innovative 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 companies around the world to build closer relationships and solve problems more effectively. This collaboration will create a strengthened European team capable of supporting IT decision makers worldwide.

“CIONET and IT for Business have always shared common goals and target groups. This collaboration will therefore be beneficial to both organizations as it will allow us to expand our service offering to the community of digital leaders globally. I am excited about this partnership and the added 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 the Americas. With this global presence, CIONET orchestrates peer-to-peer interactions focused on today’s most important business and technology issues. CIONET members participate in more than a thousand international and regional events each year, face-to-face or virtually, ranging from round tables to large international gatherings, through peer-to-peer expertise exchange programs and community networking events. Its members can testify that CIONET is a value-creating 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 in their organization.

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Press contacts:

Daniel Eyken

Partner – COO


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About IT for Business:

IT for Business, formerly 01 Informatique, is a French press group dedicated to the CIO community. The medium was created in 1966 to meet the specific needs of IT managers and 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 around 10,000 followers 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, providing content and marketing services to the world’s largest IT companies, both in Europe and America.

Press contacts:

Verena Holder

Leader of alliances

IT for business

98, Avenue de Villiers, 75017 Paris

+33 6 03 87 45 78

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