Topic: CIO Role

History of the CIO Role

This paper discusses the evolution of the CIO role over time and makes a prediction on its focus moving forward. 

How Can CIOs Add Value to the Business?

This paper discusses the value the CIO role brings to the enterprise with a couple of case studies. This will help understand the expectations of the role and how to fulfill them. 

CIO’s Digital Transformation

This paper discusses the digital transformation of the CIO – what are the expectations? how are internal relationships changing? what are the impediments to the change? A good discussion for the CIO to follow because now you must "live digital."

Emerging Role of the CIO Survey (2016)

This survey tracks the emerging role of the CIO and the transformation they are leading in their IT organization and business at large. Good discussion for the CIO who wants to understand where their role is headed, and learn from the experience of their peers on the journey of business change they all are on. 

CIO Survey (2013)

This survey of CIOs focuses on the changing requirements for the CIO role – multiple functional expertise is becoming a requirement giving CIOs sleepless nights! Building bridges with the business, especially the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) is a must in this brave new world of disruption. Save costs and make money is the new mantra. CIO role is important because it has influence over the business not control over the computer room. Great Read!

What a CEO Wants from Their CIO?

This presentation discusses the evolving role of the CIO – from head of the IT function to a business leader, the journey has taken many twists, and turns – , how the CIO role is being shaped by the CEO's requirements, and what is the current CIO Role, and its responsibilities. An excellent discussion on a topic that should be of interest to every CIO!

Where is the IT Organization Headed?

What does the IT Organization of the future look like? What is its role in the enterprise? What services does it provide? As a CIO you want to understand if your business partners think of you as a sole service provider or a general contractor; whether they think the value you provide is in security or infrastructure; if they want you to focus on maintenance or new services. Some of the answers are in this research. 

CIO as a Venture Capitalist

CIO 3.0 is upon us. No longer are CIOs heads of technology, or enabler of business, they are driving business strategy. Is there a need to change the paradigm for the CIO Role to that of a business strategist? Can elements of other business roles help the new CIO? This paper discusses using the "venture capitalist" role as a model for the CIO's stewardship of IT investments. Does it fit? You decide!

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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.

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