Topic: evolving role of the CIO

The Transformational CIO

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

CIO as an Innovator

Is the CIO role headed to that of an innovation champion?

Defining the Chief Digital Officer (CDO)

One of the topics we are following this year is the rise of the chief digital officer (CDO) and how does it impact the chief information officer and the IT organization. This continues our exploration from last year. We start

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. 

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."

CIO’s Leadership Agenda

What lies ahead for corporate IT? How should the CIO anticipate, and deal with this impending change. This presentation – in a very interesting manner – discusses the trends shaping the future of business, the challenges, and opportunities it presents for IT, and the ways in which a CIO could harness this energy for business value. If leading the future of IT excites you, then this is a good presentation to read.

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.

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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