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Is COVID-19 driven Digital Transformation having unseen consequences?

In the middle of the pandemic many were proclaiming that COVID-19 has accelerated Digital Transformation more in 6 months then it has moved in the last 5 years. But has this had unexpected side effects? This article explores whether the change from strategic transformation programs to immediate tactical actions is creating a legacy of fragmentation … Continue reading

Are you a #Digital #CIO (#CDO), a #ChangeAgent or a Dinosaur?

Are the traditional types of CIO still valid or are we now into the World of Transformational CIOs and CDOs? Is the World changing so quickly that anyone else is a Dinosaur? Historical types of CIO Six years ago I asked the question “What type of CIO are you?” Are you a transformational CIO, a … Continue reading

Why the CIO reporting structure matters | #CIO

Great article recently published on CIO.com: Does the CEO want to save costs or maximize value? Does the CEO view IT as the driver behind technology or back office systems? In my opinion, there is no other organization in the company that can alter the way the company operates than IT. It is as critical … Continue reading

Why CarMax’s “shock the system” digital strategy is working | #CIO

Interesting article from Martha Heller on CIO.com about how CarMax have gone from a traditional IT department to having a product driven approach and used this to drive their digital transformation. For the full article go here: Why CarMax’s “shock the system” digital strategy is working | CIO CarMax’s CIO provides this advice for CIOs who are … Continue reading

Critical success factors for the transformational #CIO | I-CIO

Martha Heller says “It’s time for CIOs to be the business”, she goes on to say: At many companies today, senior management are confused, frustrated and farther away than ever from the promise of digital. With all of the innovation coming out of places like Silicon Valley, they worry that they’re missing out on some … Continue reading

Social Intelligence: A Hallmark of #CIO Success – Deloitte CIO – #WSJ

. Only 9 percent of CIOs fit their self-described profile of a successful technology leader. To enhance their leadership potential and meet the increasingly complex demands of the role, CIOs need to increase their social intelligence. The gap between the characteristics CIOs identify as necessary for success and those they attribute to themselves was greatest … Continue reading

Executive Presence: The CIO’s ‘It’ Factor | Heller Search

“Executive presence signals to others that you have what it takes and are capable of taking on the tough job of senior leadership in a demanding role.” With executive presence, your chances of arriving at (and staying in) the C-suite as a CIO are enhanced. With presence, you demonstrate to others that you’re the real … Continue reading

Make Transparency a Core Competency |@HellerSearch @CIOMentors

Great article from Joe Topinka on bridging the divide between IT and other business areas. Well worth a read. He urges IT to “reach across the chasm” and not to wait for the other business areas to make the first move. He urges companies to think, act and achieve together. Click the link below or … Continue reading

Corporate ITs Darwinian Challenge – InformationWeek – #IT #CIO

Great article from Information Week on the lack of evolution of the Corporate IT group. Their wise advice is below: 1. Realize that corporate IT no longer has a monopoly over the technology used in the workplace from personal use to SaaS applications and cloud service providers to outsourced services. 2. Understand that they no … Continue reading

Key IT Roles for Driving Business Value | IT Organization Circa 2017

Many IT groups have struggled with how to show they deliver business value. This is an interesting article that takes a slightly different look at this subject and focuses on the key roles that IT needs to play to accomplish this. Key IT Roles for Driving Business Value | IT Organization Circa 2017. The key … Continue reading

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