Topic: changing role of the CIO

The New IT Organization

This survey of 641 IT Executives finds that the role of the CIO is changing – not gradually but rapidly – to that of a business leader focused more on innovation and transformation.

The Essential CIO

How are technology leaders helping their organizations adapt to the accelerating change and complexity that mark today’s competitive and economic landscape? For CIOs, what are the challenges and opportunities from this increasing complexity? To find out, IBM spoke in person with 3,018 CIOs, spanning 71 countries and 18 industries.

The Role of the CIO

This presentation explores the role, skills, and responsibilities of the modern Chief Information Officer (CIO) to assess their performance. It takes real life cases of CIO roles and responsibilities and shares recommendations on making the role of the CIO meaningful.

What CEOs Expect of CIOs?

This article provides insights about what CEOs expect of the CIO and the IT function, drawing on interviews with CEOs of high technology companies located in Silicon Valley. Actions by senior IT executives to more closely align their behaviors with those expected by CEOs are offered. Although our discussion is aimed at CIOs or other senior IT executives, the recommendations are of value to all managers within the IT function.

The Role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO)

This article highlights the developing role of the chief information officer (CIO) – an increasingly significant business role that has developed in recent years from being a technically-oriented support function to a commercially-focused part of the business. 

To Whom Should the CIO Report?

The authors argue that the ideal CIO reporting structure should be contingent on the firm’s strategy.

CIO as Innovation Leader

This presentation discusses the role and responsibilities of an innovation leader – do CIOs fit the bill?

An Emerging Organizational Model for the CIO Role

This paper advances a formal organizational structure in which the typical responsibilities of the CIO position are “re-allocated” to two IS executives – the CIO and the Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

CIO Responsibilities and Challenges

 This report discusses the responsibilities, reporting relationships, tenure, and challenges of Chief Information Officers in the federal government. Excellent discussions that can help guide the CIO role even in the private sector.

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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.