key player in

the digital society

Cigref is a network of major French companies and public administrations set up in order to develop its members ability to acquire and master digital technology.

Network of major companies

Created in 1970, Cigref is a nonprofit organization. It counts among its members some 150 major French corporations and public administrations across all business sectors, all users of digital services.

Digital player

It is a key player and federating body in the digital society, thanks to its high-quality thinking and the extent to which it represents its members.

To serve its members

15 Board members, elected by the General Assembly, ensure its governance. A team of 10 permanent members leads the activities.

IT Governance : Audit guide for companies in the digital era

IT Governance : Audit guide for companies in the digital era

#GAGSI2019 - AFAI-ISACA, Cigref and IFACI presented the new edition of the IT Governance Audit Guide at a conference on March 25, 2019. It takes into account the evolution of IT governance in companies undergoing digital transformation. The guide is a practical tool...

[Cigref Report] The 5-year evolution of the working environment

[Cigref Report] The 5-year evolution of the working environment

The IT as a service for the employee experience. In early 2018, Cigref launched a study on the changes to organisations, digital tools and management methods that could take place in employees' work environments in the next five years. Thirty public and private member...

[Cigref report] Blockchain: from theory to practice in large companies

[Cigref report] Blockchain: from theory to practice in large companies

Blockchain is an extremely innovative information exchange protocol that cleverly combines known and well-understood technologies whose use can be disruptive in many sectors given the significance of its industrial potential by removing the disintermediation who today...

Digital ethics: a guide for professionals of the digital age

Digital ethics: a guide for professionals of the digital age

Cigref and Syntec Numérique, as representatives of the main players in digital society, believe that a common and shared vision of digital ethics needs to be developed as a matter of urgency, in order to build, together, the solid basis needed for trust going forward....

[Cigref Report] Open source, an alternative to major IT providers

[Cigref Report] Open source, an alternative to major IT providers

In the context of the 4th edition of the Paris Open Source Summit (POSS), the first event in Europe on open source, free software and open digital technology, Cigref published a report "Open source, an alternative to major IT providers". Led by Stéphane Rousseau, CIO...

[Cigref Report] Cybersecurity: Visualize, Understand, Decide

[Cigref Report] Cybersecurity: Visualize, Understand, Decide

Today, the pressure of digital transformation and the dematerialization of physical processes means that companies now hardly ever possess any essential functions operating independently of their information systems. It is therefore of vital importance to the company...

Hack Academy, cyber campaign CIGREF

Hack Academy, cyber campaign CIGREF

4 clips Hack Academy CIGREF CIGREF undertakes many actions in the field of cybersecurity: information, education, publications, awareness... After creating a serious game called "Keep an Eye Out" designed to involve company’s employees in preventing digital risks,...

CIGREF in a nutshell…

CIGREF in a nutshell…

CIGREF, an association of companies Founded in 1970, CIGREF brings together 150 French companies and organisations from all sectors. To this end, CIGREF has three aims: To bring together major companies using information systems, To support CIOs and help them develop...

The new roles of the IS function

The new roles of the IS function

Missions, competences and marketing of the function A CIGREF working group gathered CIO from various companies to exchange on the following topic: "the new roles of the IS (Information System) function".  The main question was "What is contribution of the IS function...

CIGREF TV, a TV channel for digital business!

CIGREF TV, a TV channel for digital business!

CIGREF TV is based on research projects of CIGREF Foundation The first programs: What business models for the digital company Management in the Age of Network Abundance What digital companies can learn from… genetics The International Research Programme of CIGREF...

The CIGREF Foundation…

The CIGREF Foundation…

CIGREF decided through the creation of a Research Foundation to better understand how the digital world will transform the way we live and do business, over a long period of time (1970-2020) through a historical dimension and a prospective dimension. The ISD Programme...

The 2020 Enterprise in the digital age. The stakes and challenges

The 2020 Enterprise in the digital age. The stakes and challenges

CIGREF published its new document «The 2020 Enterprise in the digital age. The stakes and challenges». Preface by Pascal Buffard, President of CIGREF and Postface by Jean-François Phelizon, Deputy Chief Executive Officer – Saint Gobain. "This new publication is an...

The CIGREF digital culture reference framework

The CIGREF digital culture reference framework

In February 2014, CIGREF published its new document «Cadre de référence CIGREF sur la culture numérique», which is an evaluation tool to optimize the digital transformation of business. Today CIGREF offers the English version of this document. An evaluation tool to...

Cloud Computing basics: Large companies’ perspective

Cloud Computing basics: Large companies’ perspective

CIGREF today published the "Cloud Computing basics: Large companies’ perspective" report. CIGREF’s previous works had highlighted several disagreements in the understanding of SaaS and Cloud Computing. The main one was a lack of a clear definition of these concepts....

eBook “The New Path to Digital Business”

eBook “The New Path to Digital Business”

Le CIGREF publie la version numérique en anglais de son ouvrage éponyme, sous le titre « The New Path to Digital Business » / CIGREF published today the english version of its book "L'Entreprise Numérique" entitled « The New Path to Digital Business ».  [Cliquer sur...

Place of IT governance in the enterprise governance – IGSI

This document, purposely synthetical, offers a general framework for IT governance and its place inside the global enterprise governance. This document is published by the Institute of IT Governance (Institut de la Gouvernance des Systèmes d'Information), founded by...

Annuel report 2006-2007

Annuel report 2006-2007

The annual report of CIGREF is appeared. In the summary: CIGREF Governance A word from the President Presentation of CIGREF ADHERENCE role - 2007 activities - CIGREF Societies - CIO seminar INFLUENCE role - 2007 activities INTELLIGENCE role - IS serving the Businesses...

International footprints

Co-Founder of EuroCIO and member of the Advisory Board - www.eurocio.org Affiliate of IT Governance Institute, founder of the first national chapter of ITGI with the French chapter of ISACA - www.itgi.org Active member of European IT competencies' Workshop led by the...

How a call center remembers its performances?

This exploratory research forms part of a larger research investigation conducted with the CIGREF, which aims to analyse the contribution of the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to company’s performance. This paper does not claim to bring final...

CIGREF Syntec Informatique Charter

The present document is the synthesis of documents issued by CIGREF (organisation representing IT users) and Syntec Informatique (organisation representing IT vendors) between 2003 and 2004. On 24 February 2003 CIGREF and Syntec Informatique signed a charter which...

Electronic commerce

English version of "1998- Commerce électronique" Download "1999 – Electronic commerce" [pdf, 752 ko]