Interesting post from Pearl Zhu who likens the role of the CIO to that of an Orchestra Conductor.
- The conductor is attuned to the needs of the listener
- In the digital music, IT needs to go beyond just playing the background music to support the melody, it’s being the sheet music.
- The CIOs have to master at conducting such a hybrid digital orchestra.
- The conductor shall harmonize the symphony via effective governing approaches.
The modern day CIO plays a very sophisticated role, IT is critical to the business, as sheet music is to the orchestra. IT and business must work in harmony, in the same way that a symphony can be orchestrated elegantly and harmoniously.
Read the full article on Pearl’s blog: The CIO as a Digital Orchestra Conductor? ~ Future of CIO.