Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 3/8/2018

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking, brainstorming, innovating and sharing. 
The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 2 million page views with 4500+ 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.

Three Horizons of Digital IT With the accelerated digital speed, corporate IT has no choice but to embrace the increasing pace of changes or literally face extinction. IT faces the pressure to reinvent its reputation from a cost center to a value creator. The IT leader of the future and the exemplars of today must move away from a pure IT manager, and become a trustful business partner and an insightful strategist to explore three horizons of digital IT.

High-Mature Digital Boards with “Cool-Headed” Directors
Due to the complexity, uncertainty, ambiguity, and volatility of the digital era, the BoDs as the senior leadership of the organization or the society are like the steering wheel to ensure their ships are moving in the right direction towards the uncharted water. The directorship in any organization must be able to make influence from mindset to behavior and evolving to what is needed next for radical changes such as digitalization and societal advancements. High-mature digital boards with “cool-headed” directors are driving force for changes and exemplary of contemporary leadership.

The CIO’s Inquiries about IT Digital Readiness?
With the exponential growth of information and continuous digital disruptions. Ideally, no matter which role IT plays to meet the needs of the organization at the different stage of the business lifecycle, it needs to remain indispensable because the enterprise's dependence on IT will only increase. Leading CIOs should make an objective assessment of IT strength and weakness, managing company performance and maximizing business potential. Here are three CIO’s inquiries about IT digital readiness?

Unleash Business Potential and Accelerate Digital Maturity
Re-imaging the future of business is exciting, reinventing the business to get digital ready takes both bold leadership and strategic planning, navigating the different path for unleashing business potential needs to take a systematic approach and develop it into a more solid form, in order to evolve change and accelerate digital maturity.

The Monthly “Unpuzzling Innovation” Book Tuning: Digital Innovation Frameworks and Approaches Mar. 2018 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. Digital Master refers to those high-performing, highly innovative and high-mature (less than 15%) digital organizations; at the individual level, Digital Masters are those cross-generational digital professionals who are equipped with the advanced digital minds and build a unique set of digital capabilities. Talking about 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 are a lot of confusions about innovation and there is no magic sauce to guarantee its success. Leveraging Innovation framework is the scientific approach to manage innovation in a structural way.

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