Friday, April 1, 2016

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO”: The New Book "CIO Master" Preview (Part I) 3/31/2016

The New Book Proview “CIO Master - Unleash the Digital Potential of IT" (Part I)

The purpose of CIO Master - Unleash the Digital Potential of IT (Total Nine Chapters)  is to provide guidelines for building a framework to run a highly effective, highly innovative and highly mature digital IT organization. Also, it provides the principles to reinvent CIO leadership via practicing multitudes of digital influence. 

CIO Master” Book Preview, Slideshare, Video:
-Rebrand digital CIOs with multiple personas
-Reinvent IT to unleash its full digital potential
-Reenergize changes as an ongoing digital capability
-Refine talent management to bridge IT skills gap
-Remaster multidimensional IT to create multi-level business value
-Renovate strategy execution continuum to improve effectiveness
-Reimagine IT as an innovation engine to catalyze business growth
-Reshape IT via leveraging “3P”s: Principle, Portfolio, Performance
-Retool IT agility to adapt to changes

  • “CIO Master” Book Preview: Chapter 1 “Twelve Digital CIO Personas” Introduction  Nowadays, information is lifeblood, and technology is the disruptive force in any business and any industry. Hence, CIOs as IT leaders play a more critical role in business strategy making & execution, digital transformation, driving business changes and innovation. Compared to other CxO positions, the CIO role is considerably new with less than three decades of history, but more dynamic and paradoxical. The IT leadership role also continues to be reimagined, refined, refreshed, and reenergized. The CIO is no longer just a glorified geek, but a business savvy strategist and transformational business leader.  Modern CIOs have multiple personas and need to wear many hats to communicate effectively and lead more successfully. In chapter 1 of “CIO Master - Unleash the Digital Potential of IT,” we describe CIOs’ 12 Digital profiles. Here we list five featured CIO personas:

  • “CIO Master” Book Preview: Chapter 2 “CIOs as Digital Visionary” Introduction The Digital Era makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people to process, to technology, both horizontally and vertically. In many forward-looking organizations, IT plays a pivotal role in such a radical transformation. The CIO also becomes a strategic leadership role in conveying the digital vision and co-create business strategy and reinventing IT as a growth and innovation engine of the organization. More specifically, visionary CIOs play the following unique role.

  • “CIO Master” Book Preview: Chapter 3 “CIOs as Change Agent” Introduction Change is inevitable. And the speed of change is accelerating. Often information abundance catalyzes change, and technology is the disruptive force behind changes. Hence, CIOs shouldn’t get pushed for the changes, they are actually in a better position to play a role as change agent. Many forward-looking organizations empower their CIOs as forerunners to drive changes and lead digital transformation at the organizational level. CIOs as Change Agents: How to lead change effectively?

  • “CIO Master” Book Preview: Chapter 4 CIO as Talent Master Introduction People are always the most invaluable asset in any business. “Hiring the right person with the right capability for the right position at the right time,” is the mantra for any forward-looking organization at the Digital Era. The point is how would you define the right people, how do you define wrong, average, mediocre, good, great or extraordinary person? It IT skills gap fact or fiction? Shall you hire character, mindset, or skills? What’s the best way to build a solid digital pipeline for discovering authentic and high potential leaders and digital professionals for the business growth?

  • "CIO Master” Book Preview: Chapter 5 Thirteen Digital Flavored IT  In today's digital business environment, information is the lifeblood, and technology touches every phase and each corner of the business, IT running in an industrial mode as a business controller or cost center  no longer fits in the fast changing business circumstances or volatile digital dynamic, how to run IT with the growth mentality at digital speed? How to run IT as an innovation engine and a digital forerunner, And from IT management perspective, we introduce 13 “digital-flavored IT” to accelerate digital transformation in this chapter. Here we briefly describe five featured digital IT.           
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