How does a seasoned CIO lead a digital transformation? She makes friends.
Great ideas aren’t enough for a CIO to succeed in leading a digital
transformation, says Teri Takai, the former CIO of the U.S. Department
of Defense, the states of California and Michigan, as well as Meridian
“You have to really understand what the organization sees as
success,” says Takai. “[Sometimes] we as technology folks see
everything as black and white, and we don’t necessarily realize that
in order to get the best impact for our ideas, we have to modify, we
have to change, and we have to fit to the circumstances.”
In her 40+ year career, she has had to build consensus, prioritize
projects that would advance the organization’s overall goals,
communicate often, and practice a lot of patience.
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