CIO | CIO WaterCooler - Part 6

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5 Factors Driving the Evolution of the CIO

The role of the modern CIO is rapidly changing. It’s no longer a position for those with limited tech knowledge who manage IT staff and budget. It’s a much more expansive role, one that must appreciate...

Tackling disruption through IT Business Partnering

A recent LinkedIn post by Marc Dowd (You must become a disruptor) makes no bones about the fact that the pace of change brings many dangers for slower moving organisations. Harvard Business Review recently talked about executives expecting ‘moderate or massive’ digital disruption in the next 12 months. Lower startup costs and the proliferation of consumer IT contribute to a general lowering of barriers to entry to many areas of business, creating an extremely dynamic and ever-growing competitive environment.

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CIO Leadership – does it exist?

Are all CIOs leaders or followers? Does it matter where the CIO sits in an organisation to be a leader within that organisation?  Can you learn to be a CIO Leader?   These are questions that I have heard for a long time in my career.  As a seasoned CIO I ask myself them constantly – am I a leader or a follower?  The answer is not easy as it depends on your personal journey through the professional career you have chosen and within the context of the organisations you have worked for.  In some organisations I was a leader, in others I was a followers while in others I was both – schizophrenic or what!

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In defense of CIO’s who outsource

I read an article recently that was critical of a local CIO that made the decision to outsource the IT department of his corporation. Although I agree that the optics are poor during this downturn the...

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Conversations with a CIO – Think Outcomes, not Technology

We keep hearing that technology is changing the world.  This is true.  Everything changes, and to survive continual change is a fundamental requirement of all businesses.  Consequently, describing how changes in technology can make the difference to a business is a fundamental requirements for CIOs, but they must explain it in business language.  This means that CIOs need to understand their company’s business culture and environment before determining the best approach to solving organisational issues.

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The rise of the Chief Digital Officer?

Globally it is estimated that 7% of companies with a CDO, and analyst firm Gartner are predicting this will increase to 25% by 2017. Gartner’s predictions clearly there to start a debate and to raise the profile of Gartner themselves

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