By Nathan Dukes
The SAP Australian User Group (SAUG) has officially announced a new initiative to develop a stronger relationship with CIOs.
To achieve this objective the SAUG is developing the SAUG CIO Council (or SCC), a new SAUG committee for CIOs.
The initiative is a renewed commitment by the SAUG to the CIO community, and is expected to encourage more engagement and interaction at the C level.
Grahame Reynolds, 2009 SAUG Chairperson, said the council will be great addition to the SAUG in 2010.
“That’s probably the big new initiative for this year,” he said. “We see it as being good for the user group as a whole to further our aims; to have people who are well placed within our member organisations,” he said.
The SCC will be a sub-group of the SAUG, and will begin work early next year.
The council will be comprised of a core steering group who will drive agendas and structure for the council.
The steering committee would include an SAUG committee member, an SAP liaison and a number of CIOs from SAUG member companies.
The main objectives of the SCC will be to work as an influence body communicating closely with SAP Australia, and provide feedback on SAP User Group executive Network (SUGEN) initiatives.
The SAUG CIO Council also offer networking opportunities for CIOs with a vested interest in SAP, and provide thought leadership within the SAUG community.
SAP ANZ said they will be working closely with the SAUG to develop the CIO council.
Outside of the steering committee, all CIOs of SAUG member companies will be welcome to become involved in the council.