Beltug CIO Cabinet
The Beltug CIO Cabinet is a platform for CIOs to exchange experiences and best practices, and to make suggestions to Beltug regarding issues, activities and lobbying efforts in the areas of IT operations, digitisation and digital transformation. The CIO Cabinet acts as a sounding board for the positions Beltug prepares and points out the bottlenecks in the regulations. CIO Cabinet Members are knowledgeable professionals with a high willingness to share their expertise.
NIS2 sounding board
Belgium has until 17 October 2024 to implement the ‘Directive on measures for a high common level of cybersecurity’, better known as the NIS2. In order to ensure that our policy makers get input and that organisations are informed, Beltug has set up a NIS2 sounding board. The scope of this NIS2 sounding board is discussion regarding the implementation of the directive. In essence, the sounding board provides a platform for the Beltug members to prepare the input from Beltug for the policy makers – positions, remarks and questions – and to exchange experiences and best practices.
The Privacy Council provides a platform for experts to exchange experiences and best practices on various aspects of data protection in the business domain, including, but not limited to, the GDPR. Beltug uses the findings and suggestions of the Privacy Council to inform its body of members, and to develop recommendations, papers, positions and activities. Privacy Council members are knowledgeable professionals, generally practitioners in matters of privacy, with a high willingness to share their expertise.
Public Affairs Council
Digital regulatory issues are increasingly important to every organisation, and have become a major focus of Public Affairs departments. In the Public Affairs council, public affairs professionals discuss digital legislation, policies and topics with their peers. The Council flags issues that go against business users’ interests, and informs Beltug about the key subjects. Acting as a sounding board for Beltug’s efforts to build positions on Public Affairs issues and legislative bottlenecks, it then brings those position to the attention of relevant stakeholders. Members are knowledgeable about public affairs, and come from roles that may include interacting with policy makers, explaining the organisation’s policy decisions, etc.
Public Tenders task force
When organisations are bound to public tendering, bringing innovation into their digital projects is challenging. Within the Public Tenders task force, experts have the opportunity to exchange experiences and best practices. The members of the task force are working for organisations bound to public tendering and are practitioners in matters of procurement for digital/IT projects.
SAP S/4HANA task force
Many organisations will migrate to SAP S/4 HANA in the next years. Beltug received a lot of questions on the preparation, so we decided to set up a task force for the interested members. Members of the SAP S/4HANA migration task force are those within their organisations involved in the migration to S/4HANA. Depending on the organisations, these are CIOs, project leaders, members of the project teams or people responsible for the SAP account. The task force will bring together organisations that are migrating to S/4 HANA in a neutral environment. And offer interested members a platform to share do’s and don’ts.
Security task force
Every year, Beltug’s annual Priorities Compass shows that security themes remain highly represented in the Top 10 priorities of CIOs and digital technology leaders. The Security task force provides a platform for exchanging experiences and best practices between security experts: knowledgeable professionals with a high willingness to share their expertise. The scope of this task force covers a broad range of aspects of IT security within the business domain.
Vendor Management task force
Vendor management ranks high on the priorities of Beltug members. The Vendor management task force offers experts and knowledgeable professionals an opportunity to exchange experiences and best practices. Their findings and suggestions can then be used by Beltug to develop recommendations and positions. As Vendor management reaches into many parts of the organisation, Vendor management task force members come from various areas: legal, contract management, procurement, software asset managers, vendor relations, software licensing, etc.