Managing Up

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!

The Evolving Role of the Global Leader

This research study tries to construct a profile of the global leader who will take their organizations successfully into the future and beyond – what are their characteristics? what are they like? – in the context of trends and forces shaping the business landscape and the unique challenges they pose and the effective leader must address. Very interesting discussion and series implications for the CIO Role. Excellent Read!

How can a CIO Drive Strategy?

This compilation of interviews with CIOs illustrates how they are transforming their role from that of technology head to business leader.

CIO Challenges and Opportunities

Despite ample evidence that the world at large and CEOs in particular want CIOs to elevate their game beyond technology stewardship, some have their head in the cloud! This presentation provides a timely reminder that for the CIO to be relevant, the name of the game is: get on the CEOs agenda!

Business Views Impact on the CIO Role

CIO role has come a long way however, getting a seat at the executive table is a hard thing for CIOs in many organizations. This article provides a framework to assess an organization’s willingness to accept the CIO as an "equal" to their business counterparts, concluding that "dominant assumptions about IT in different areas of an enterprise can explain differences in CIO status"

What CEOs Expect of CIOs?

This article provides insights about what CEOs expect of the CIO and the IT function, drawing on interviews with CEOs of high technology companies located in Silicon Valley. Actions by senior IT executives to more closely align their behaviors with those expected by CEOs are offered. Although our discussion is aimed at CIOs or other senior IT executives, the recommendations are of value to all managers within the IT function.

Connecting across the C-suite

 How do the CEO, CIO and CFO work together to deal with challenges facing their organization? This report compares the findings from "three separate C-suite studies to identify where C-level executives agree – or, equally importantly, diverge – and how CFOs and CIOs help CEOs prepare for the future."

The DNA of Future CEOs

This research tries to answer two simple questions: What drives tomorrow’s leaders? How does your organization identify a successful future CEO?