Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 8/25/2017

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The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 2 million page views with 3900+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc. The content richness is not for its own sake, but to convey the vision and share the wisdom. Here is the weekly insight about digital leadership, IT Management, and Talent Management.

  The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 8/25/2017
  • CIOs as "Chief Insight Officer": Three HOWs” to Reinvent IT and Get Digital Ready Organizations large or small are on the journey of digital transformation, IT is no doubt becoming more critical than ever for the business’s success. CIOs as digital leaders, how do you view the role of the IT department today? Is IT organization a solution provider, or only a service provider? How to apply the latest technologies for improving business performance and how to leverage information to capture business insight and maximize business potential? What percentage of the day is spent with each of the roles your IT department is handling? What are strategic "HOW"s and technique "HOW"s to reinvent IT to get digital ready?

  • The New Book “Digital Boardroom: 100 Q&As” Quote Collection III: The purpose of the book “Digital Boardroom: 100 Q&As “is to share 100 insightful questions for rejuvenating the boardroom to get digital ready. It is important for boards to make invaluable inquiries and take proactive approaches for leading digital transformation seamlessly. Here is a set of quotes to convey the vision on how to build the digital ready boardroom.

  • Timing, People, and Change Management Change is the new normal, and the speed of change is accelerating. However, the responses to change are woefully underrated by business as keys to sustainability and success. Change Management has a very wide scope and is a relatively new area of expertise. How do you assess an organization that is ready for change? How can you understand the psychology behind changes? How should you measure change readiness and evaluate change outcome? Which questions shall you ask for exploring the correlation between timing, people, and change management, and how to improve Change Management effectiveness to exceed the business’s expectation??

  • A “Structural CIO”: How to Manage IT Systematically Information becomes omnipresent and technology is the disruptive force behind the digital transformation. In modern society, computation has become one of the most important disciplines of the science, this is because it is the science of how machines can be made to carry out intellectual processes and capabilities. IT is an engineering discipline, as always, but adding more enriched digital context for the paradigm shift. Hence, an effective CIO’s job is to take the structural approach to improve operations via reducing the waste and burden on the company, improving systems, streamlining processes and providing continually expanding business solutions while trying to stay current and riding the learning curve with ever-changing technologies. Though one of the most magic titles of the CIO is “Chief Innovation Officer,” today’s modern CIOs are also the “structural CIOs” who can manage changes & innovation systematically, and accelerate digital transformation in a structural way.

  • How to Drive a Frictionless, Immersive, and Relentless Digital Transformation Due to the abundance of information growth and disruptive nature of technologies, forward-looking organizations empower their IT to drive changes and lead the digital transformation. The thing needs to be clarified is that digital is not just about applying a few fancy technology gadgets or designing a cool website, it is much broader and deeper than that. Digital transformation is also not just about using the latest technologies as a single dimensional enhancement, but a multidimensional evolution based on sociocultural, sociotechnical, socioeconomic, organizational, scientific, philosophical, psychological, and artistic, etc., lens. These dimensions interact and mutually influence each other. It is the digital paradigm shift. The visionary digital CIOs must continually ask themselves: How to run IT as a change agent, and how to drive a frictionless, immersive, and relentless digital transformation?

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