Enterprise software vendor SAP has named five CIOs that will form the Australian CIO Council for the SAP User Group (SAUG).
AGL CIO Owen Coppage, Energy Australia CIO Sharron Kennedy, National Foods CIO David Bough, Origin Energy Olaf Pietschner and 7-Eleven CIO Dennis Lewis will meet twice a year to "form a collective CIO voice" to communicate issues to the vendor via SAUG committee member and Australia Post technology architect John Dousset.
SAUG chair Grahame Reynolds said the CIO council will "serve as a forum for driving direct feedback to SAP on issues of key importance to the SAP customer base."
Calls went out for participation in the user group in November last year. But the user group has extended its invitation, declaring that the CIO Council remains open for membership to all C-level, Vice President or Director level executives at SAUG member companies.
The council will meet on March 17 in Brisbane.
"We're hoping to get 25 SAUG member CIOs to our first event in March," Reynolds said.