evolving role of the CIO

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 by exploring the CDO role – what is a CDO? what do they do? what capabilities must they possess? Toward that end, this week, we are referring you to an excellent exploration on this topic. This survey talked with real life CDOs to understand the practical implementation of this role.

Defining the Chief Digital Officer (CDO)

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.

Emerging Technologies and the CIO Role

Every day there is a new technology emerges with the potential to fundamentally reshape the business landscape – cloud computing, and big data being the latest entrants. How do these disruptive technologies impact the IT organization and its leader, the CIO? This article discusses this issue.

Chief IT Risk Officer

What role does a Chief Information Officer (CIO) play in managing Information Technology (IT) risk? This research study discusses the role of the CIO in managing IT risk, the factors affecting an IT organization's risk management strategies and capability, and how to manage IT risk effectively.

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.

How Does Corporate Culture Affect the CIO Role?

This research studied the specific issues facing the Chief Information Officer (CIO) role, how the corporate culture affects their ability to deliver value, and how the alignment between CEO expectations and their understanding of these expectations drives success or failure of the CIO Role.

The Knowledge Driven CIO

The author makes the case for a fundamental shift in the Chief Information Officer (CIO) mindset – one that does not practice IT for IT's sake but uses IT to deliver business&nbsp;value. The delivery of business value cannot happen with the current IT Organization and processes. It requires a re-tooling based upon knowledge that is scattered across the&nbsp;&nbsp;business i.e. the CIO will have to traverse organizational boundaries if they want to deliver value. How does the CIO do that? Read On…

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