Topic: CIO Skills

The Transformational CIO

The demands of the 21st century IT organization and their impact on the CIO Role.

The Inspirational Leader

This discussion provides an indepth look into how leaders can motivate employees to perform beyond their capabilities.

CIO Competencies Survey (2015)

This CIO Survey focuses on CIO Skills and competencies that drive career and organizational success. 

Value Driven CIO

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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&nbsp;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.

CIO Performance Assessment

This presentation introduces a framework to assess the performance of information technology managers. The author develops this framework leveraging other leadership assessment frameworks but tailors it for use with IT Managers (CIO, CTO, VP etc.). The approach is applied and results discussed.

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 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.

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.

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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