I recently attended an interesting event in Berlin to commemorate the momentous falling of the Wall in 1989. Speakers from a variety of arenas speedily conveyed how they were 'knocking down' walls in respect of science, art, poverty and industry. It occurred to me that there are a couple of rather large walls to be knocked […]
Be aware. Harvard Business Review has just discovered the Cloud. HBR is important and it is often the thought source that flows through the c-suite’s collective head and on down through the organisation. Whether the source is correct or not is academic. HBR is highly influential. Over the last few years CIOs have reached a […]
How many CIOs see brand promise as a key element of their professional armoury? How many IT degrees have a module on brand promise? I suspect the answer to both questions is very few.Therein lies the problem of why the IT function often struggles to win the trust of the user community.Am I wrong? Please […]
Some CFOs might haughtily suggest that CIOs are already major contributors in this respect. However my focus is on the following: The emerging markets are lands of great opportunity, if you get the infrastructure right. The developed market is a land of opportunity if you drive down the cost enough to keep economically battered consumers […]
I recently spoke at AT Kearney’s Winter CIO Summit in Grindelwald in Switzerland. It’s a wonderful location and the calibre of delegate was high. The event was notable for a number of reasons, not least the night time sledging by the Eiger. For me this was a series of near death experiences followed by a […]
Happy New Year to one and all. I have been somewhat remiss in my blogging output. Oddly no one has complained(!). You may be interested to know that I am chairing European CIO in Cannes this April and am looking forward to meeting some of Europe’s most impressive CIOs again. I had a lot of […]
Chuck Hollis, prolific blogger at EMC hit on what I believe is a black spot in the vision of many CIOs. In advising CIOs I point out that if you don't market, you don't have a brand. If you don't have a brand you don't have a value. So it's no surprise that most IT […]
City University plans to industrialise the production of next generation CIOs - https://bit.ly/aGXwSC. Thank goodness.