CIO: Volcano victim?
I have just had a challenging journey back from Frankfurt due to some volcanic governance issues in Iceland. I intend to repeat the process on Sunday as I make my way to chair European CIO Summit in Cannes.
As I sat on a train from Frankfurt considering where I was going to sleep and what my options were for the next stage of the journey, I thought how many CIOs are in a similar position. Unable to return to their office through this Act of God (a soon to be popular insurance term), how would they perceive their predicament.
If this event knocks you off your stride then it is likely you are an IT manager. Clearly you haven’t delegated all your operational responsibilities.
If you thought fantastic, a further opportunity to do some strategic contemplation, knowing that your daily communication with the CEO could be handled face to face via your mobile phone then you are a CIO, where I equals innovation.
Given that the volcano may continue to spew ash throughout the weekend, I will observe the composure of the CIOs arriving in Cannes on Monday from across Europe. It will tell me everything I need to know.
But only if I manage to get there myself.