Information Technology Leadership Special Interest Group (SIG)

Information Technology Leadership Special Interest Group (SIG)

The ITL – Information Technology Leadership – SIG is an executive level IT community serving the needs of high tech manufacturing and engineering companies. The ITL SIG will provide for the needs of a ”safe” environment for Information Technology executives to exchange ideas and information as SEMI provides access to key industry contacts to present or facilitate event session.  ITL SIG supports strategic and operational decision making process and coordinate financial, as well as organizational benchmarking exercises.  SEMI & ITL SIG offers differentiated value for member executives and subject matter expertise in:

  • Detailed Financial Benchmark

Participants share operational, financial and organizational information at levels of detail deemed as “actionable” and that answer “C” level questions regarding peer companies

  • “Uncensored” use cases:

All attendees participate in every event by describing in detail their latest IT project successes or failures.  Information on vendors, consultants and support service providers is shared.

  • Strategic / Operations boundary:

Discussions are targeted at the topics that our heads of IT are grappling with today with the intent that everyone leaves each event with a number of “nuggets” that they can take back to deploy or use to solve current issues

  • InfoSec and Applications Subgroups
    • Semiautonomous communities
    • Use case driven workshops
    • Deployed Applications benchmarks


The ITL SIG is designed to help meet challenges facing industry through:

  • Semi-annual CIO Forums: 

By rotation, members host a 2-day forum twice yearly at their headquarters where participating CIOs meet to work through the issues that are confronting them today.  Unlike other similarly named events, our CIO Forum focuses on topics in the Strategic space closest to Operations so the information shared is immediately applicable to solving real-time concerns.

  • Annual IT Benchmarks:

These studies are the heart of each year’s forum discussions.  Participants release detailed information regarding their operational budgets, processes and staffing, in-depth applications, landscape maps, and strategic plans.  Data is shared in an NDA protected environment.

  • Workshops:

Subject matter experts within the IT domain, such as the InfoSec and Applications groups, meet for 4-8 hours face-to-face or via video conference to tackle specific issues brought forth by the CIOs and share invaluable use-cases on current innovations. Background benchmarks are conducted prior to each event providing attendees with insights into each other’s needs and expectations.

  • Subject specific survey, webinars and meetings:

Each quarter, members are invited to join a number of educational web conferences, single topic surveys, and small networking sessions on subjects such as, applications upgrades, project planning, risk assessment and category spend.

If your organization is already a member of SEMI, and you would like to learn more about this exclusive group, please contact Heidi Hoffman,