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Digital Transformation (#DX) – What is it? (presentation for ACOA)

I was honored to be asked by ACOA (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) to present to all of their frontline workers recently (140+ staff). The core of the presentation centres around two things: Digital is about Business, not about IT – technology underpins and enables, but digital is about far more than that. The Customer is … Continue reading

40,000 Views – that’s amazing!

Who would have thought it that when I started this blog a couple of years back that we would have just topped 40,000 view from nearly 17,000 visitors. That’s nothing short of amazing! Thank you to all my readers, without you it would not have been possible. Our most popular Leadership posts: Are you a … 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

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

Change Management – What’s in a Name?

Originally posted on Martin Davis' Blog:
Hands-up, which of you has named their project based on the technology being implemented? That simple act may have just sealed the failure of the project. Let me explain why……. by naming the project from the technology, it has just become an IT project (in the literal sense of…

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

3 patterns of successful IT leaders | CIO

  Deloitte Consulting Principal Karen Mazer shares new technology leadership insights from the organization’s CIO program and three patterns of successful IT Leaders: Trusted Operator Change Instigator Business co-creator Source: 3 patterns of successful IT leaders | CIO

Don’t Mistake Cooperation for Collaboration

IT leaders understand better than most that collaboration is critical. Not only are we expected to work with our colleagues to tackle the difficult issues confronting our organizations, we must also provide the tools that support effective collaboration. Unfortunately, too much of the focus is on the tools rather than on creating collaborative cultures. Embrace … Continue reading

How to handle your Project Sponsor getting TOO involved!

We all need engaged project sponsors, its one of the key success factors for projects. But what do you do when they are so engaged that they want to be in all of the detail, they want to be a team member, they want to be part of every decision? Do you embrace it? Or … Continue reading

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