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Membership to CIO Index is free for qualified professionals. Premium features of the site are charged when used by a member. The charge for these features is displayed when that feature of service is accessed.

Membership Types

There are seven major types of memberships available on CIO Index namely, General, Verified, Corporate IT Professional, IT Service Provider, Academic, Group, and Corporate. Membership type, or category or status, determines benefits available to its members:

  1. Exclusive Features: Each category provides access to features and services deigned specifically for it. 
  2. Discounts: Pricing for premium features and services also varies by membership type.

Individual Membership

General

Basic Free Services

All registered users belong to this category of membership. They can change their membership status to the following categories to receive additional benefits, such as access to exclusive features and services, and discounts on premium products and services. 


Verified

Additional Free Services

Members who have their credentials verified by CIO Index receive a special seal on their profile, and access to exclusive services, and discounts reserved for them. 


Corporate IT Professional

Exclusive Free Services. Access to Premium Features.

Corporate IT Leader

CIOs and their direct reports join in this category of membership. Corporate IT Leader members get access to exclusive features and services designed especially for them. Additionally, members enjoy premium features of the website at a heavily discounted price.

Corporate IT Member

Employees of End User IT Organizations can join this membership category if, and ONLY if, they are invited by their organization's CIO. Members in this category receive discounts on premium features of the CIO Portal on par with those belonging to the Corporate IT Leader.

Exclusive Premium Features:

  • Listing in the Global CIO Directory
  • Listing in the CIO Expert Directory
  • Membership Badge on profile
  • In-Messaging
  • CIO Toolkit
  • CIO Events (Select)
  • Author Services

Premium Plus Features

  • CIO Roundtables
  • SIG participation
  • SIG leadership (CIOs ONLY)
  • Peer Connect
  • Research Connect (Coming Soon)

Affiliated Membership

This membership is for key players in a CIOs ecosystem such as IT Consultants, and academics.

IT Service Providers

Exclusive Free Services. Access to Premium Features.

Eligibility: Individual Practitioners

ONLY IT Consultants, Software, and Hardware vendors, and others who provide services to CIOs and their organizations, can join this membership status. Members get access to exclusive features and services designed especially for them.

Premium Features

  • Listing in the CIO Expert Directory
  • Membership Badge on profile
  • In-Messaging
  • CIO Toolkit
  • CIO Events (Select)
  • SIG participation and mentorship
  • Author Services

Premium Plus Features

  • Marketing and Branding Services 
  • Selling Services

Academic

Exclusive Free Services. Access to Premium Features.

Eligibility: Full time, non-administrative staff at accredited educational institutions

ONLY full time, non-administrative staff at accredited educational institutions such as teachers, professors, lecturers, researchers, and others “teaching” in schools, colleges, and universities can join as members of the Academic category. Academic members get access to exclusive features and services designed especially for them. 

Academic membership provides all the benefits that the IT Service Provider membership does plus access to the Research Connect Program. However, Research Connect program will be launched in early 2016. So, full time, non-administrative staff at accredited educational institutions can upgrade their status to IT Service Provider which has benefits on par with the current Academic membership at a lower price. Once, Research Connect is introduced, members can upgrade to Academic membership by paying the differential in prices.

Premium Features

  • Listing in the CIO Expert Directory
  • In-Messaging
  • CIO Toolkit
  • CIO Events (Select)
  • SIG participation and mentorship
  • Author Services

Premium Plus Features

  • Marketing and Branding Services 
  • Selling Services
  • Research Connect (Coming Soon)

Membership Groups

Members can join any of the above categories in a group to receive substantially discounted services:

  1. Groups of four (4) or more receive a 20% discount
  2. Groups of ten (10) or more receive a 30% discount
  3. Groups of twenty-five (25) or more receive a 50% discount

A group must have a designated owner/administrator who makes the payment on behalf of the group. Then, members are assigned to that group.

There are two types of membership groups, namely, non-corporate, and corporate.

Non-Corporate Group Membership

Group members do not have to belong to the same company. A group whose members are not part of the same organization is still eligible for all the group discounts listed above.


Corporate Membership

Corporate membership provides ALL of the services available under any member category - premium and premium plus membership benefits to the CIO, group discounts to all employees, author services, marketing and branding services, selling services, and Research Connect.

Companies can join as corporate members which automatically confers the following benefits:

  • A company profile is created with information on the company and its products
  • A company admin can add/remove/update employees
  • CIO and their direct reports are given the Corporate IT Leader membership and provided all the benefits available to that status
  • Employees in the IT Organization are provided Corporate IT Member membership and provided all the benefits available to that status
  • Author Services – posting events, jobs, etc. are included
  • Group discounts are applied as appropriate
  • Premium Plus Features are provided for the CIO (ONLY)

Premium Features:

  • Listing in the Global CIO Directory
  • Listing in the CIO Expert Directory
  • Membership Badge on profile
  • In-Messaging
  • CIO Toolkit
  • CIO Events (Select)
  • Author Services

Premium Plus Features

  • CIO Roundtables
  • SIG participation
  • SIG leadership (CIO ONLY)
  • Peer Connect (CIO ONLY)
  • Research Connect (Coming Soon)



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