CITF runs Special Interest Groups - communities where you can deepen your knowledge on specific business issues. 

Forum Groups 

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are a forum for focused discussion, activity and debate among members with similar, specific interests. SIGs hold meetings, promote current news and information sharing and connect our members.


The CITF Special Interest Groups include:


Contact Us to find out more and how you can get involved.

Cyber Security/Compliance 

The Cyber Security/Compliance SIG works to raise awareness of technology security.

The Group’s Mission

  • Communicate the security message throughout and beyond the technology function threshold
  • Reduce business exposure to technology security risk
  • Increase individual employee confidence and safety

Benefits of Joining the Group

  • Stay up-to-date on the latest legal changes that affect the security of the business
  • Promote the importance of employee security awareness
  • Share approaches to technology security policies

New EU Data Protection Regulation 

Ian De Freitas & Jamie Drucker from global law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner provide a concise, high-level update on GDPR. Click below to view the presentation.

Digital Enterprise 

The Digital Enterprise SIG aids organisations in driving value from existing investments, whilst responding to changing business requirements.

The Group’s Mission

  • Further members' understanding of digital transformation
  • To identify and share best practice, in order to help members to implement the concepts important to them
  • To enable members to benefit from sharing views on the direction of the digitalisation agenda, in order to maximise the opportunities for their organisations

Benefits of Joining the Group

This SIG supports the following business objectives of member organisations:
  • Enhanced effectiveness and flexibility
  • Development of customer-centric products and services
  • Interoperability
  • Information transparency
  • Decentralised decision-making


Gender Balance 

The Gender Balance Group collaborates to improve diversity to the benefit of the organisation.


The Group’s Mission

  • Support women to be successful in developing their career paths
  • Attract more women into technology
  • Promote cultural change within the organisation

Benefits of Joining the Group

  • Be part of a campaign for real change
  • Promote the advantages gained from having a diverse technology team
  • Build relationships with peers with a similar passion for gender diversity

The Gender Balance Committee represents the Forum’s membership on the issue of Gender Balance in technology. It is a body that oversees the activity of the wider Group.

Members of the Committee represent the following organisations: BAE Systems | Barclays PCB Technology | DHL | Environment Agency | Financial Times | HM Revenue and Customs | Kimberly-Clark | John Lewis Partnership | Met Office | National Trust | PepsiCo | Saïd Business School | South West Water | SSE | SThree | Tullow Oil 

Recent Event

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Productivity Suites (including Office 365) 

The Productivity Suites Group is actively supporting organisations through their O365 journey. 


The Group’s Mission

  • Develop best practice for deploying and using Office 365

Benefits of Joining the Group

  • Solve problems faced when using/implementing Office 365
  • Learn best practice to gain full value
  • Build relationships with peers with similar subject matter expertise

Members of the Group represent the following organisations: Centrica | Covéa Insurance | DHL | E.ON | East Sussex CC | Financial Times | Great Western Railway | Infineum | Linklaters | Met Office | Novae | OCS | PRS for Music | Saïd Business School | SSE | SThree | Syngenta | Tata Steel | Toyota | Tullow Oil | Virgin Atlantic Airways | Xoserve

Microsoft Presents 

Microsoft presented at CITF's recent event on Driving Adoption of Office 365 and focused on how they are working to empower employees. 

Supplier Relationship Management 

The Supplier Relationship Management Group is building a best practice framework for Supplier Relationship Management (SRM). The framework was launched on 28 February 2017, and is a continually evolving document.


The Group’s Mission

  • Develop a best practice framework covering each stage of the lifecycle of managing suppliers

  • Bring together significant, real-life experience of SRM


Benefits of Joining the Group

  • Be part of the development of this ground-breaking best practice guide

  • Build relationships with peers with similar subject matter expertise


Members of the Group represent the following organisations: Amey | Centrica | DHL | Environment Agency | HMRC | PepsiCo | Saïd Business School | SSE | SThree | Syngenta | Tata Steel 

Best Practice Guide 

The SRM Best Practice Guide is a framework covering each stage of the Supplier Relationship Management process. 

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