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The deadline to respond to the 2018 CIO 100 survey has been extended to Friday 16 February, with Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Digital Officers, IT Directors and equivalents invited to take part in the annual celebration and acknowledgement of the CIO role, which recognises the value senior business technology executives provide to their organisations.

[Take part in the 2018 CIO 100]

[Download CIO 100 survey questionnaire as a Word document]

The CIO 100 is a showcase of the crucial technology projects, IT strategies, innovations, ideas, change management and transformation initiatives CIOs in and from the UK are delivering to customers, organisations, partners and sectors.

The deadline for responses is Friday 16 February 2018; with the CIO 100 panel meeting the following week this is a final deadline. The 2018 CIO 100 will be announced at a celebration reception on Thursday 19 April 2018 in London. [See next: 2017 CIO 100 celebration in pictures]

Previous CIO 100 leaders have included former CIO of Ireland's Health Service Executive Richard Corbridge, ex-Halfords CIO Anna Barsby, Nissan Europe CIO Stephen Kneebone, former UCLH Director of IT James Thomas, ex-easyJet CIO Trevor Didcock and Andy Williams from Save the Children.

The 2018 CIO 100 panel brings together CIO 100 alumni, former CIOs, NEDs, and advisors to startups, boards and C-suite executives. They include Christine Ashton, Matt Ballantine, Ian Cox, Janet Day, Trevor Didcock, Jerry Fishenden, Jayne Nickalls, Richard Sykes, Adizah Tejani and Edward Qualtrough.

Corbridge, the 2017 CIO 100 leader, said: "Being part of the CIO 100 is like joining a ready-made network of like-minded friends and colleagues. The impact of being part of the CIO 100 can be felt throughout an organisation. No CIO is included without the development of a team behind them, and when the CIO 100 is announced it is the CIOs' teams that are celebrated.

"For me personally it provided me with a new platform to talk about digital and the investment financially and culturally needed to enable digital to be the catalyst for improvement. Being part of the CIO 100 provides you with what can become a 'badge of honour', a way of identifying you as an individual and your team as making the digital difference in your area."

CIO UK Editor Edward Qualtrough said: "The CIO 100 is a showcase of CIOs as business leaders that deliver change, IT projects and customer benefits through information and technology, as well as a recognition of the unique and challenging roles CIOs play in their organisations.

"We hope you will take part and that your involvement will benefit the CIO community, and that you are able to join us at the annual CIO 100 celebration event in April 2018."

[2018 CIO 100 questionnaire]

Highlights from the 2017 CIO 100 celebration evening