What is the role of the CIO in technology driven business innovation?
Topic: Chief Information Officer
CIOs are being asked to become business leaders – is today's CIO ready to handle P&L responsibility? Can a CIO effectively serve on a corporate board? Are CIO's peers ready to accept them as equals? Are CIOs represented on Boards and Committees? These and other questions were posed to CIOs to get their view on the shape of their existence and the path forward. Excellent survey and discussion.
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.
What role does a Chief Information Officer (CIO) play in managing Information Technology (IT) risk? This research study discusses the role of the CIO in managing IT risk, the factors affecting an IT organization's risk management strategies and capability, and how to manage IT risk effectively.
Chief Information Officers (CIO) are expected to add value. So, is there a profile of a CIO who adds value (versus one that does not!)? The authors' research delves into the factors governing a CIO's ability to drive and deliver value. Excellent read for a CIO who wants to re-tool and become value creating CIO.
This research studied the specific issues facing the Chief Information Officer (CIO) role, how the corporate culture affects their ability to deliver value, and how the alignment between CEO expectations and their understanding of these expectations drives success or failure of the CIO Role.
The author makes the case for a fundamental shift in the Chief Information Officer (CIO) mindset – one that does not practice IT for IT's sake but uses IT to deliver business value. The delivery of business value cannot happen with the current IT Organization and processes. It requires a re-tooling based upon knowledge that is scattered across the business i.e. the CIO will have to traverse organizational boundaries if they want to deliver value. How does the CIO do that? Read On…
This presentation charts the course for the Chief Information Officer (CIO) role – to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) or maybe even the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)? How does this evolution in the CIO role occur and what does it take? Here is the opinion of a CIO.
This paper discusses the role of the chief technology officer (CTO) as a technology focused leader who applies their technology skills to products, services and processes. The history of the CTO role is presented and its responsibilities detailed – by a CTO.
A CIO makes the case for the strategy focused Chief Information Officer (CIO). Increasingly, CIOs are being tapped for long term strategic business transformation initiatives – at the same time maintaining their day job of keeping the lights on in the IT shop – so a CIO has to be on the look-out for these opportunities or they might not foresee these business-changing opportunities inspired by strategic technology innovations. The resulting implications on their career are not very promising.
A framework for business IT alignment.
A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.
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)…)
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)
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.
CIOs can use this step-by-step guide to improve business IT alignment.
There are many definitions of IT Strategy. Which one is true?