Can CIOs make the evolutionary leap?
My recent piece in the FT (click here) focuses on the fact that the market turbulence will change the world of business forever and with it the role of the CIO. Uncertainty in terms of business direction needs a scalable platform and sound IT leadership.
Sound IT leaders need much more than technology management skills. In the piece I lay out what in my experience are the key attributes of the next generation CIO. These include political acumen, integrity, a focus on innovation rather than operations and a forward looking mindset.
The question is how many CIOs are in this evolved state? And how many CIOs see this as a natural next step?
BTW – I have developed a model to help CIOs calibrate where they are in the evolutionary scale and what is needed to get there. Let me know if this is of interest to you.