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, have officially announced a global partnership.

IT for Business was created in France in 1966 and acquired by Cho You Group in 2018. Today it consists of an online and offline press group responsible for distributing content to DSI audiences. CIONET was created by Hendrik Deckers in Belgium in 2005 and has grown into a community of over 10,000 digital leaders in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

“The partnership between our organization is absolutely natural, as we aim to help IT decision makers and digital managers excel in their work by allowing them to benefit from the exchange of experiences within their community and to benefit from mutual experiences. Ultimately, they all face the same challenges as digital transformation. for their organizations, striving for environmental sustainability, and mastering the public and/or private cloud.” confirms Luke Hendricks, CEO of CIONET.

In addition, this partnership allows CIONET to expand its presence in Europe by entering the French market, making France the 10th European country in which the company has a local presence.Adds Hendrik Deckers, founder of CIONET.

In the same way, cooperation with CIONET will also allow IT For Business to offer its services to other markets inside and outside the European Union, and both organizations will be able to expand their global reach and offer their 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 an innovative and high-level experience. Together, IT for Business and CIONET will facilitate interactive communication between sponsors and the global community of IT decision-makers through a series of events across Europe. This will open new opportunities, allowing companies around the world to build closer relationships and solve problems more effectively. This cooperation will lead to the creation of a strong European team capable of supporting IT decision makers around the world.

“CIONET and IT for Business have always shared common goals and audiences. Thus, this collaboration will be beneficial to both organizations, as it will allow us to expand our service offerings to the digital CIO community on a global scale. I am pleased with this partnership and the additional value we will bring to the CIO community.”said Frederic Querza, Chief Information Officer for Business.


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

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Press contacts:

Daniel Aiken

Partner – COO


Goswin de Stassartstraat 11, 2800 Mechelen, Belgium

+32475 69 34 10

[email protected]

About Business IT:

IT for Business, formerly 01 Informatique, is a French press group dedicated to the CIO community. Created in 1966 to address the specific needs of IT managers, Media was renamed Business IT in 2014 to adapt to market developments and address a broader audience of digital managers. In addition to publishing a magazine, IT for Business has a strong online presence through its website, and a community of around 10,000 followers on social networks ( Business IT 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 Cho You Group, an organization dedicated to the IT industry, which provides content and marketing services to the world’s largest IT companies, both in Europe and the Americas.

Press contacts:

Verena Holder

Head of Alliances

Business IT

98, Avenue de Villiers, 75017 Paris

+33 6 03 87 45 78

[email protected]

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