IT chiefs are expected to be more than technologists. The
hallmarks of success today are C-suite relationships, a customer
mindset and workflow digitization.
projected to change organizations more in the next several years than
it has in the last several decades. What does that mean for technology leaders?
We polled 516 CIOs around the world, and interviewed about a dozen
more experts, to understand how the CIO role is evolving. We learned
that 67%s of CIOs agree that their role is more focused on digitizing
workflows today than three years ago. But it’s also focused on a lot more.
Their role now includes educating other members of the C-Suite on
the future of work, partnering with HR to set talent strategies for
the new types of jobs, supporting corporate customers as much as
employees, and setting organizational strategy for the entire business
with the CEO. Read more here.
“No longer are companies using technology to run their businesses,”
says Martha Heller, chief executive of Heller Associates, a recruiting
firm specializing in the CIO, CTO and CISO roles, and contributing
editor to CIO magazine. “Technology is their business.”
As a result, the CIO is now in the unique position of being the
institutional expert on how companies must operate to succeed.
While most CIOs recognize the opportunity, most aren’t fully
prepared to take the reins. We created a maturity model for CIOs to
investigate how many are well-positioned to lead. Take the quiz to determine where you rank.