A Technology Steering committee is the fundamental component to ensuring alignment of IT activities to overall business objectives. Leveraging this committee, IT can become established as a valued strategic partner and key contributor to overall business success. Chartering a Steering committee, made up of adequate stakeholders from all departments as well as the technology function, is a major challenge for an IT leader. This session will provide a step by step guide on several approaches that work for different types of organizations to build this program and begin to realize results within 3 months. We will show you how to ensure that both risk related IT initiatives, as well as technology enablement initiatives, can be reviewed and prioritized through this functional committee. We'll also suggest some tools to develop metrics and key performance indicators to measure and show the success of this function and further support investment in technology initiatives.