Topic: changing role of the CIO

CIO as an Innovator

Is the CIO role headed to that of an innovation champion?

History of the CIO Role

This paper discusses the evolution of the CIO role over time and makes a prediction on its focus moving forward. 

CIO’s Digital Transformation

This paper discusses the digital transformation of the CIO – what are the expectations? how are internal relationships changing? what are the impediments to the change? A good discussion for the CIO to follow because now you must "live digital."

CIO Big Data Role

This paper makes the case for the CIO role to change to leverage big data for enterprise business value. Very good read!

CIO’s Leadership Agenda

What lies ahead for corporate IT? How should the CIO anticipate, and deal with this impending change. This presentation – in a very interesting manner – discusses the trends shaping the future of business, the challenges, and opportunities it presents for IT, and the ways in which a CIO could harness this energy for business value. If leading the future of IT excites you, then this is a good presentation to read.

Future of Corporate IT

This presentation issues a call to action for the CIO – lead the change or get swept by it! The discussion focuses on the forces shaping the future of the IT organization, how, and what they are going to change, and how to deal with them – pro-actively! If you are a CIO who believes in staying ahead of the game, here is some timely advice.

Emerging Technologies and the CIO Role

Every day there is a new technology emerges with the potential to fundamentally reshape the business landscape – cloud computing, and big data being the latest entrants. How do these disruptive technologies impact the IT organization and its leader, the CIO? This article discusses this issue.

Editor's Picks

Sample IT Strategy Plan

A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.

IT Strategy Presentation

This in-depth – 78 pages – presentation goes into just about everything you would have wanted to know about IT Strategy aka business IT alignment (ICT Strategy, IS strategy, IS strategic alignment, IT Alignment, strategic information systems planning (SISP)…)

IT Strategy Example

This is an in-depth information technology strategic planning example that details the process and framework that CIOs can adapt to give direction to their own IT Organizations. Excellent Read!! (200 pages)

IT Strategy Template

Use this template to create an IT strategic plan for your organization – aligning business with IT strategy. IT Strategy Template can be downloaded for free by CIO Index members.

7 Steps to Business and IT Alignment

No business will ever reach the goal of “business and IT alignment”. Should this discourage you from pursuing business and IT alignment? NO! It is a worthy goal to pursue. Indeed, it is a critical one to pursue. You might never reach alignment but you can take steps to get ever closer. This requires a process. Often, we ignore the fact that business and IT alignment is a process. This process does not have a starting point nor does it have an end. It is a series of “learn and do” cycles that incrementally get towards alignment. Let me explain.

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