Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 9/8/2017

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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” 9/8/2017
  • CIOs as Digital Leaders: How to Build a Digital-Ready IT Roadmap IT plays a pivotal role in leading a digital transformation in their organizations because often technology is the disruptive force behind digital innovation and information is the gold mine every forward-thinking organization is digging in. To stay competitive, companies must go beyond just experimenting with some digital technologies and commit to transforming themselves into a fully digital business powerhouse. Therefore, strategic IT leaders have to take the time to build a comprehensive IT roadmap which shows the stepwise transition plan and define more than one way of achieving the goals. It is the set of investments, programs, and schedules that take you from the current state to the target state of the business. For each approach, estimate costs, resources required, timelines, risks involved, and trends.

  • The Monthly “Unpuzzling Innovation” Book Tuning: The Key Traits in Innovators Sep. 2017: Digital is the age of innovation. And innovation is what leads to differentiation. There are many ways to differentiate and, therefore, there are many ways to pursue innovation. Talking of innovation is not new nowadays, everybody, every organization now is talking about innovation. It's been at or near the top of the business or economics agenda for a long time. However, there’re a lot of confusions about innovation and there is no magic sauce to guarantee its success. Back to basic, what is innovation, the more you look into this topic, the more difficult to give a definition of innovation, as it is such a broad topic? One of the good definitions of innovation is: "to transform the novel ideas into commercial success.” In essence, innovation is, "intentional novelty bringing sustainable benefit."

  • CIOs as “Chief Insight Officer: Why Was IT an Afterthought in Some Organizations? More and more IT organizations are transforming from the back end internal support function into front office revenue generator and information hub; from the reactive order taker to the proactive changing agent; from "doing more with less" efficiency-driven to "doing more with innovation" people-centric; and from IT-business alignment to IT-customer alignment and IT-business engagement. However, in many traditional organizations which were stuck at the lower level of maturity, IT is still an afterthought, IT is just a service provider, their strategy execution falls apart because it's too late for a strong technical solution to be implemented in time, and when the problem happened, IT is often blamed by lagging behind the changes. So, what are the root causes to those outdated perceptions? And how can digital CIOs turn around the situation, make IT the integral component of business strategy, and rejuvenate IT to get digital ready?

  • Envision Digital Workplace and Workforce with Quotes to Celebrate the Labor Day Digital organizations are always on, inter-dependent and hyper connected, people are always the most important asset in any organization before, today, and future. However, compared to a traditional industrial workforce, the digital workplace is more open to stimulate creativity; and the workforce is a new breed with a multitude of varieties - multi-generations, multi-cultures, and multi-devices.

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