CIO Development

Leading Edge Forum

The Leading Edge Forum (LEF) operates under the guidance of an international advisory board of leading practitioners and academics. Its remit is to research and promote next practice in the relentless pursuit of excellence. Its customers are among the biggest and most successful organisations in the world.

It provides clients with access to a powerful knowledge base and a global network of innovative thought leaders, who engage technology and business executives on the current and future role of information technology. It stimulates innovation and thought leadership through two core offerings – the LEF Executive Programme and the LEF Technology Programmes:

The Executive Programme helps companies leverage IT for business benefit through an annual retainer-based service that provides CIOs and other senior executives with access to a client-driven programme of research, conferences, information exchanges and advisory services.

The Technology Programs offer CTOs and other senior technologists opportunities to examine timely technology topics and explore innovative initiatives by leveraging CSC’s technology experts, alliance partners, research centres and events.

Brinley Platts, Chairman of CIO Development, is a Research Associate with LEF, and led for them the research and report, Building Effective IT Executive Teams. He also co-authored, with CIODEVELOPMENT coaching associate Gordon Watt, the research report, Expanding the CIO Mandate. You can find abstracts of this work in the Services section of this web site, under IT Executive Research.

Contact us for more information about LEF.