CEB Applications Leadership Council

CEB Applications Leadership Council is a membership for innovative Applications leaders who want to optimize the performance of their function and business. Our research and insights are rooted in the challenges our members deem most important and span topics that impact your organization's day to day as well as longer-term strategic initiatives. We employ relationships and learnings from the best Applications leaders to help you and your team save time and make better decisions.

Our Research Focus

Equipping our members with strategic guidance and tactical tools on the topics most important for their function is at the heart of what we do. We don't just point to where you need to go: we provide you with a roadmap and a suite of implementation tools to get you and your team there. Key topics include:

How CEB Helps You

Our Latest Research

Applications functions have a lot of opportunities—and demands—to improve performance. To help you focus on the right areas, we have developed a peer-based framework, informed by years of practical research on what defines top-performing organizations, to measure the maturity of your Applications function and give you an action plan for improvement.

Take Your Applications Function to the Next Level

We can assess your maturity across 31 critical applications management activities.

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Membership Features

Research and Insight: Unique research and tools to help business leaders evaluate new issues and challenges

Proven Best Practices: Tested approaches to solving business challenges from our network of leading companies

Advisory Support: Personalized expert guidance and project support for pending decisions, new tactics, internal presentations, and other needs

Decision and Diagnostic Tools: Customized, actionable views of the most important performance metrics in your function

Peer Benchmarks: Relevant, quantitative data and analysis to help allocate resources and target areas with the highest impact

Executive Networking: On-request advice, feedback, and perspective from peer interaction with hundreds of leading executives

Live and Online Learning Events: A wide variety of events exclusively for senior executives, as well as staff training and skill development opportunities

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Wojciech Jaszcz


Head of Quality Management and Software Processes Department ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd.

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