It is the season for reflection, celebration and giving thanks. So I will not be using my blog to ask you to focus on the need for change, or to do your bit for the next generation or the environment, important as these issues are. I'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all those that contribute and support CIO UK.

2014 has been a strong year for CIO, the CIO 100 and Summits are the pinnacle of our year and the quality and input from the CIO community to attend, share, collaborate and debate openly the critical issues guarantee the value of these events. Each year the 100 and Summit are built on the strong foundations of their predecessors.

Three women CIOs have featured on the cover of the magazine, which has given our team a great sense of satisfaction to really champion the importance of diversity in the CIO community. Anna Barsby, Maggie Van't Hoff and Sarah Flannigan are role models not only for their gender, but more importantly, for the CIO role as a whole. To every CIO that has worked with us this year on an interview profile or story, thank you. We take great pride in our direct relationship with the CIO community and really do appreciate the time and effort you afford us.

I'm ably supported by our team of contributors, who do more than just write thought provoking copy, these former business leaders are always ready to advise, offer expertise and support the community ethos. It gives me great pride when CIOs discuss columnists’ ideas or ask to be connected so they can access their expertise. We've had some new faces join the crew this year and as a result increased the breadth of skills. Already Catherine Stagg-Macey and Matt Ballantine have impacted our editorial.

Looking ahead to 2015, we're introducing a new membership model to ensure this magazine is sustainable into the future. I appreciate the commitment you already give and hope you will join CIO Plus, through which we can increase our support to the CIO community, more details on page ??

Thank you to everyone that plays a role in the CIO community and publication and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.