Meet the people behind the new global gold standard for IT management

Co-founded in 2006 by the National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM) and Intel, the Innovation Value Institute (IVI) is committed to:

  • Driving the transformation of IT management and
  • Creating a global gold standard for IT management.

To achieve these goals, the Innovation Value Institute:

  • Researches, develops, and disseminates empirically-proven and industry-validated IT best practice through a unique open collaboration between leading academic and industry practitioners.
  • Facilitates a collaborative community of like-minded peers committed to investigating, advancing and explaining the frameworks, tools and best practices associated with managing IT value and IT enabled innovation.

IVI has grown in strength and now has over 75 members drawn from top global organisations including BP, Chevron, Cisco, Fujitsu, SAP, Ernst & Young to name a few.

Among the current IVI Membership in Ireland are:

Steering Patrons

National University of Ireland, Maynooth


Boston Consulting Group



Central Bank of Ireland

Centre for Software Engineering


Cork City Council

Cork County Council

Dublin City Council

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food


Fingal County Council

Revenue Commissioners


Beaumont Hospital

Castlebridge Associates

Dublin City University

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Institute of Technology,


The IVI and the IT-CMF

IVI is currently focused on extending the development and promotion of the IT Capability Maturity Framework (IT-CMF). ICS Skills is the exclusive education partner for IT-CMF in Ireland and currently offers the following courses:

IT-CMF Passport (1-day)

This Tier-1 level course is the perfect introduction to the fundamentals of IT-CMF – its terminology, its basic concepts and its core principles. Successful participants are awarded an IT-CMF Affiliate Certificate.

Learn more about IT-CMF Passport

IT-CMF Core (3-day)

This Tier-2 level course equips participants with the knowledge and skills to begin implementing the IT-CMF. Successful participants are awarded an IT-CMF Associate Certificate.

Learn more about IT-CMF Core

Both IT-CMF courses are instructor-led with clear presentation, focused demonstration, examples, activities, exercises and workshops to reinforce learning in a facilitated peer-based environment.

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