Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Monthly “CIO Master” Book Tuning: The Modern CIO’s Digital Traits and Scoreboard July, 2017


Digital CIOs should have digital traits and wide range skill set to become the top business leader and lead digital transformation smoothly.


Compare to the other executive positions, the CIO role continues to be shaken up, refined, reinvented and re-energized. The magic “I” of the CIO title sparks many imaginations and modern CIOs need to wear different hats and play multiple roles. Here is a set of blogs to brainstorm digital CIOs’ digital traits and scoreboard



The Modern CIO’s Digital Traits and Scoreboard     



The Digital Traits of Digital CIOs? Digital becomes the very fabric of high performing businesses, To stay competitive, companies must go beyond just experimenting with some digital technologies and commit to transforming themselves into a fully digital business powerhouse. Due to the exponential growth of information and frequent technology update, IT plays a pivotal role in leading a digital transformation in their organizations. Traditional CIOs who act as the tactical IT managers and controller’s mentality can no longer fit in the digital dynamic today, Digital CIOs should have digital traits and wide range skill set to become the top business leader and lead digital transformation smoothly.


Digital CIOs as Business Strategists and Artistic Technologists  At the industrial age, CIOs are often perceived as the technology geek or the back office technician to keep the lights on, and most IT organizations are struggling to align with the business, get stuck at the lower level of maturity for keeping things functioning. Nowadays, the lightweight digital technologies become more mature, IT is striving to integrate with the business, and IT has to move up its maturity from functioning to firm to delight. Thus, digital CIOs need to be the business strategist and artistic technologist for running high-innovative, high-performance, and high-mature digital organization.


CIOs as “Chief Innovation Officer”: Re-imagine IT with Digital Themes? IT is in the middle of a sea change because of the exponential growth of information and emergent lightweight digital technologies. Traditional IT organization is monolithic, isolated, stereotypical, and slow to change. Embracing digital is inevitable as that is now part of the reality. CIOs as “Chief Innovation Officer”: How to reimagine IT with digital themes and reinvent IT to get digital ready?


CIOs as Chief Insight Officer: Three Critical Steps to Move UP IT Maturity: Digitalization disrupts not only the business boundary but also the industry boundary. Today’s digital organization is more as an organic living thing thriving at the expanded business ecosystem. Never before has IT and business been so closely tied together, never before has technology moved more quickly and missteps have larger trajectory impacts on every aspect of the business. IT has to move up its maturity from a reactive support function to a strategic business partner and even a digital game change. More specifically, here is the three level of IT maturity.


The Digital CIO’s Scoreboard: Due to the overwhelming growth of information and disruptive nature of technology, IT becomes more and more significant in driving organizational changes and catalyzing business transformation. Digital IT leaders today must have the right mindset, skillset, and toolset to lead change in a structural way. From IT performance management perspective, you can only manage what you measure, IT Executive scoreboard is an effective tool to enable executives and leadership team to improve management of IT via quantifiable and qualitative data. IT Executive Scorecard should have pre-built key performance indicators that reflect best practice measurement areas across IT holistically. But more specifically, how to build an effective IT management scoreboard and set the right performance indicators for evaluating overall IT management health and improving IT organization maturity?


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