CIO qualification

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!

The Role of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

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.

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 />

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 Role in Information Management

This academic paper discusses information management as a discipline using an integrated framework and defines the role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) as an agent in the information management capability of an organization.

Five Disciplines of the New CIO

This whitepaper discusses the five key disciplines – skills – that a Chief Information Officer (CIO) must master in order to deliver business value.

Part 1: My First 90 days : Back To the School

My last 3 weeks have been amazing. After my decision to return to a corporate job and in a completely unfamiliar domain, I have been having a ball. On my first day of work, I gathered every bit of 19 years of my work experience in the banking and financial services domain, locked it firmly in a box and walked into my new organization with butterflies in my stomach. I joined the Interglobe Group as their Group CIO. Interglobe is in the travel, aviation , hospitality and retail business with plans to enter the education domain. This is completely unrelated to the domain experience I have carried so far, or rather enriched myself with ( as per my resume – what crap!).

The Influential CIO

The author paints a picture of the challenges facing the CIO role and charts the journey for the CIO going forward. The issue is no longer of survival but of relevance.

Does the CIO Role Require a Balancing Act?

The authors argue that the CIO role is no longer just a steward of an organization’s technology. Now, a CIO must balance multiple roles to be effective. What are those roles? Read On…

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