CIO Challenge

Government CIO Survey (2016)

This survey of CIOs explores the challenges facing government CIOs, their priorities, and the emerging requirements of the CIO role. The common theme: do more with less and in your spare time, keep us safe from internet hackers!

A Seat at the Table for the CIO

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.

CIO Communication Skills

Communications are critical to the success of a leader – in any position or role within a modern organization. However, does a CIO have a unique challenge in her communications? The author, a CIO, presents the unique challenges faced by a CIO when communicating today and discusses ways to overcome them.

CIO As a Business Leader

The CIO must elevate their game to earn a seat at the C-Suite table – it is good for them and, as research suggests, great for the company they work for!

CIO on the Move

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.

Strategic CIO

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.

What is the Future of the CIO Role?

<span style="line-height: 1.6em;">There are forces at play that might fundamentally change the role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) – a better understanding of strengths and weaknesses of the current CIO role, the need for a business focused, strategy driven leader of the IT function, the advent of game changing technologies such as cloud computing and smart phones – so this research explores both the factors driving this change and their impact on the CIO role and IT Organization.</span><br />

Challenges of the Chief Information Officer Role

This article tracks the emerging role of the chief information officer (CIO) from a technical steward to a business leader. The author also highlights the requirements of the CIO role to meet the challenges it has faces.

CIO Effectiveness

What are the variables that affect a chief information officer’s (CIO) effectiveness? What attributes define an effective CIO? This research study explores this issue to help a CIO understand what it will take to become successful in their role.

CIO to CEO

Can a Chief Information Officer (CIO) become a successful Chief Executive Officer (CEO)? This article explores this issue and suggests that a CIO can indeed become a successful CEO provided they focus on behavioral skills.