Long term prospects for CIO’s are mixed – the need for the CIO, has and will continue to change as technology advancements enhance business opportunities through commodity based services. Today users can purchase and customize ERP and CRM modules through cloud-based (inter-networked) services without the involvement of IT, simultaneously enabling competitive advantage while reducing the dependency on formal IT processes.
These changes and challenges dictate an evolution in the role of IT and the influence of the CIO. A CIO in today’s environment must devote more time to driving business strategy, innovation for competitive advantage and risk management rather than simply managing IT.
The CIO in 2010 must:
- Be a Business Strategist
- Be a Transformational Leader
- Focus on enterprise strategy, innovation, and differentiation
- Focus on partnering with the business and process transformation
- Focus on Risk Management and Operational Excellence
The path to CIO can lead in many directions, yet the primary objective of the role remains the same
To provide value to the business through technology innovation, risk management, leadership, and business strategy
read more in the shared PowerPoint – CIO in 2010