In the C-Suite: How to respond to a CIO’s ‘career upgrade request’
My latest piece in the Financial Times proposed that having the CIO in the boardroom was a condition of where the business is in terms of its health and the quality of the service delivered by the IT function.
The CIO has a role to play in running, growing, changing and saving the business. She also has a role to play in disrupting the market.
However there are other factors that impact the appropriateness of a CIO in the boardroom. The first is whether the boardroom actually understands the rationale for taking this step and the other is whether the IT infrastructure is sufficiently robust for the bumpy ride ahead.
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