Beltug CIO Cabinet

1. Background

At Beltug, we aim to break down the barriers companies face when building their digital strategy. The Beltug CIO Cabinet acts as a sounding board to support Beltug in its efforts to build positions on the most pressing issues, and to point out the bottlenecks in legislation.

Sharing knowledge and learning from peers is key for all stakeholders in the digital transformation, including at the CIO level. The Beltug CIO Cabinet also acts a platform for CIOs to exchange experiences and best practices on the challenges of the digital transformation.

2. Scope and mission

The Beltug CIO Cabinet meets, discusses and makes suggestions to Beltug regarding issues, activities and lobbying efforts that can be undertaken in the areas of IT operations, digitisation and digital transformation. Topics can extend beyond the national borders of Belgium. The members of the CIO Cabinet define the discussion topics and agendas for their meetings. Beltug uses the findings and suggestions of the CIO Cabinet to inform its members, and to develop new tools, papers, positions and activities, when and if relevant.

Organisation of events is not in the scope of this initiative, as that is already part of the regular Beltug activities.

Conclusions, best practices and insights will be communicated to the other members via the regular Beltug member activities.

The set-up of the CIO Cabinet is flexible, informal, consensual and determined together with the members of the group. Beltug facilitates the CIO Cabinet. If needed, Beltug cuts the knot on decisions to be taken, always with a view on the interests of the Beltug community and the constructive functioning of the CIO Cabinet.

3. Members: who can apply?

Interested CIOs can apply at

They must be Beltug members, from the user side, and participation in task forces is included in their membership (note: a Corporate Basic membership allows your organisation to participate in 1 task force, with a Corporate Premium membership, your company can have delegates in as many task forces as you want). They are knowledgeable people with a high willingness to share their expertise.

This CIO Cabinet is in no way a platform for commercial purposes.

4. Participation

The CIO Cabinet meets on a regular basis, to be determined by the CIO Cabinet members. CIO Cabinet members are expected to share their experiences, come up with topics, present topics in meetings, and attend the gatherings consistently.

Meetings take place both online and in-person. As trust is crucial in order to share information, and this trust is built when members know each other personally, regular participation is expected.

On occasion, the CIO Cabinet may invite non-member guests who have specific expertise or experience in the topic being addressed.

5. Confidentiality

Meetings will follow the Chatham House Rule: participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. However, the conclusions of the CIO Cabinet’s conversations can be used to share knowledge and best practices with the Beltug community.

6. Potential conflicts of interest

In the event of a potential conflict of interest on an issue being discussed, the concerned CIO will not be involved in the determination of Beltug’s position.