Topic: changing role of the CIO

Future of the CIO Role

This article paints a picture of the future, the role technology will play in it, and the demands that will be placed on the technology steward aka today’s CIO – What will be on the CIO’s agenda ahead? Will there actually be a CIO in the future?

How Consumerization of IT is Changing the CIO Role

Today’s employee is tech savvy and armed to the teeth with gadgets – each day this horde grows with new, increasingly more sophisticated devices! How is the CIO to cope with this trend? Is it changing the role of the CIO itself? This research provides insights into this issue – the fundamental drivers of IT consumerization and how the CIO can embrace that force for the good of both the enterprise and the user.

The Value Creating CIO

The authors describe a shift in value creation opportunities in the enterprise and make the case for a different response from and skills of a chief information officer (CIO).

Chief Innovation Officer

The CIO’s dilemma consists of two forces pushing the role and the business benefit in opposite directions. The first force is simplifying what used to be challenging. The second force clears the path for more strategic value and promises more clout and responsibility than CIOs have ever had before. The best CIOs are beginning to act as chief innovation and process officers.

CIO on the Executive Team

This chapter discusses getting the CIO role on the executive team – What role should the CIO possess? What are the CIO’s primary responsibilities? Where does the CIO sit in relation to other organizational leaders? And finally, what must the CEO do to help develop and nurture the CIO?

The Changing Role of New IS/IT Leaders

This study compares leadership roles, individual characteristics and position characteristics of newly appointed IS/IT executives (those who have been in their position for two years or less) with established IS/IT executives…Survey results indicate that new leaders spend more time in the informational role and in the change-leader role than established leaders.

The Revolutionary CIO

The author argues for a revolutionary role for the CIO – not just business leaders or strategists that the evolution of the role envisages. In 2011, a CIO needs to be a revolutionary "because cloud, social computing and mobility are fundamentally disruptive capabilities, shaking up business models and transforming how business is done"<br /><br />Can a CIO be a revolutionary who "challenge old rules, break up established institutions and overthrow business as usual – in the name of the greater good."

Is CIO an IT Expert or a Business Executive?

This research thesis explored the factors affecting the Chief Information Officer (role) and the role of the IT organization in business strategy planning and execution. The research found that the CIO role has already evolved to that of a business leader. Now, the challenge is to manage the transition of IT oriented CIOs to business leaders with technical competency.

The Future CIO

This paper discusses the business and technology trends shaping the business landscape and their implications for the IT organization and the CIO Role. The key takeaway is to create a capability to monitor and assess trends and create strategy to harness them for business value.

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