CIOs can provide holistic business insight via effective information management.
The digital CIO is the information steward at enterprise today, however, data or information is means to the end, not the end itself; more importantly, the CIO needs to capture business & customer insight from the abundance of information in foreseeing the future of business and continuously driving operational excellence. Therefore, the CIO plays a crucial role as ‘Chief Insight Officer’ to provide data-based advice for business executive peers and corporate board.
The IT leader of the future and the exemplars of today must move away from pure IT manager, and be a trustful business partner an insightful strategist; especially as more and more enterprises are leveraging IT for revenue generating initiatives; what some refer to as IT "is the business". From Chief Information Officer to Chief Intelligence Officer, and grow into Chief Insight Officer, a wise IT leader can harmonize IT & business relationship, to build up a high-performance, high-mature organization.
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