The CIO today, whether that person is new to a company or just a new CIO, has to be able to perform in three distinct areas. 1. Striking a balance between business and technology This balance means you need to be an expert translator on understanding the business, understanding the technology, and being able to translate the two together. You need to answer questions like these:
Source: 3 areas where CIOs must perform to succeed | The Enterprisers Project
Your executive presence opens the door to greater leadership responsibilities, according to Joe Scherrer.
Source: Executive Presence: The CIO’s ‘It’ Factor
An overwhelming number of security executives view compliance as an effective strategy. But it’s not, and many CISOs need to rethink their priorities.
Source: Cybersecurity much more than a compliance exercise | CIO
CIOs who aren’t learning what their customers want risk losing focus as they augment their business with digital capabilities.
Source: CIOs must know their customers to know the business | CIO
Dan Roberts, CEO and President of Ouelette & Associates Consulting, has been coaching CIOs since 1984. Here, he shares his guidance on why courage matters in IT, and offers four ways for CIOs and others to be courageous in today’s changing enterprise environment.
Source: 5 Secrets For Becoming A Courageous CIO – InformationWeek
CIOs drive innovation by building digital awareness, forming digital innovation teams, and creating innovative opportunities in the form of new products and services. This three step approach accelerates the innovation cycle and optimizes the leveraging of information and technology for competitive advantage.
Source: How CIOs can drive digital innovation through collaboration
Some people prefer the destination, but I prefer the journey. Not really the journey, but the anxiety of the journey. Whether during a detour at Starbucks on the long drive to Disneyworld, reading a chapter in the biography of Walt Disney, or my eighth back-to-back viewing of Monster’s Inc., I’m wondering about the next stop, chapter or sequel and ignoring what’s right in front of me. Maybe that’s why I’m constantly tripping. The anxiety of what I’m missing or what’s next is always pushing me ahead of the now.
Source: How the Data-driven CIO Enables Digital Transformation
I interviewed Ben Fried, CIO of Google, on stage at the Forbes CIO Summit last week, and he offered a number of keen pieces of advice for his fellow CIOs. He noted the following first principles that he operates under: people are creatures of habit, and yet technology has never moved […]
Source: Google CIO Ben Fried Makes Change A Core Competency – Forbes#5386c28b53a3#5386c28b53a3#5386c28b53a3
If you’re looking for places to cut IT spending due to the sluggish economy or other factors, here are 8 projects you need keep on your to-do list no matter what.
Source: 8 IT Projects To Prioritize When Budget’s Tight – InformationWeek
New study identifies the converging technologies and innovation that will continue to drive unprecedented transformation in enterprises in the next three years. The most successful businesses will be those that can turn the disruption into a benefit for the overall business strategy.
Source: CIOs facing tsunami of disruptive technologies over the next three years | CIO