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Straight Talk is a multi-media forum for the peer-to-peer exchange of experience-based insights among senior technology leaders, designed to help them find solutions to current challenges, drive business results, and advance their careers.  

Sponsored by HCL Technologies, Straight Talk includes two flagship magazines, CIO Straight Talk, for chief information officers and senior IT professionals, and CTO Straight Talkfor chief technology officers and product engineering executives; several series of Straight Talk virtual roundtable discussions, video interviews, and Tweetchats on current technology topics; CIO, CTO and CDO online communities for director-level-and-above technology executives; and this website, which serves as home to the Straight Talk community and its various programs. 

CIO Straight Talk magazine was launched in 2010 to shine a spotlight on perspectives that technology executives have distilled from their professional experiences. Since then, Straight Talk has showcased the thinking of hundreds of CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, and other technology leaders at more than 200 Global 2000 companies in a variety of industries.  As a complement to these practitioner points of view, Straight Talk also offers in-depth interviews with technology and business thought leaders, including Malcolm Gladwell, Thomas Davenport, Nicholas Carr, Tim Brown, and Andrew McAfee.

In addition to articles appearing in the magazines, this website offers an array of web-only content, including interviews with technology executives; posts from prominent technology bloggers; and a regular report on technology CxO career moves. New website content is highlighted in a monthly newsletter, which you can subscribe to on the home page.

Straight Talk has a global readership of about 15,000 and more than 25,000 followers on Twitter. It has received the ITSMA Diamond Award, which recognizes the global IT industry’s top thought leadership initiative and several BMA Excellence Awards in thought leadership.