In an ambitious global initiative to link enterprise chief information officers together to discuss their enhanced role in the corporations of the future, IDG and sponsor Hewlett Packard have launched the Enterprise CIO Forum. Designed as a combination of editorial content, research and peer-to-peer exchanges among IT executives, the Forum will focus on how IT has become a driving force in the transformation of many businesses. The Forum is offered in English, German, Chinese and Japanese language versions, each with a full-time manager of content and conversation. The U.S.-based version of the site is kicked off by manager and tech journalist John Dodge, who promises visitors a selection of tools and executive research, analysis of emerging trends as well as daily blogs and conversations among other IT executives. “The enterprise CIO Forum is an online global forum by and for CIOs and IT leaders in the world’s largest multinational companies,” he says at the site.