Topic: CIO Agenda

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 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.

High Impact CIO

What distinguishes a hi-impact CIO from their peers? The author presents the core characteristics that make the difference between also rans and CIOs who are seen by their business partners as being up to today’s challenges.

Governance and the CIO

This white paper discusses the increasing role of IT in corporate governance. Specifically, it makes a case for a strong IT Governance capability by stressing the responsibility of the CIO and the IT Organization in ensuring overall governance, details the steps for effective governance and the role portfolio manageent plays and makes recommendations on avoiding common pitfalls to ensure success.

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."

CIO Priorities for 2012

This survey provides insights into CIO priorities for 2012 and beyond – what are CIOs being asked to work on? what are CIOs working on? Good insights into the CIO agenda for the year.

How can a CIO Drive Strategy?

This compilation of interviews with CIOs illustrates how they are transforming their role from that of technology head to business leader.

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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