Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Monthly CIO Debates Collection & “Digital IT” Tuning: The CIO’s “Know-HOW” Debates for IT Digitalization July 2018

Debating is not for stimulating conflicts, but for brainstorming better ways to do things.

Due to the changing nature of technology, IT leadership role has to continue involving & shifting the focus, to move up the maturity level. Numerous CIOs are requested to take more responsibility and many CIOs present the breadth of leadership competency. The proactive IT debates help IT leaders brainstorm better ways to do things and improve high mature digital management capabilities. Here are the monthly CIO debates collections.

 The CIO’s “Know HOW” Debates for IT Digitalization

How to Set Digital IT Change Agenda? Digital businesses become more dynamic and hyperconnected, change is the new normal with faster pace and velocity. IT faces an unprecedented opportunity to refine its reputation, also needs to take more responsibility as a true business partner. CIOs have to get the IT change agenda ready, have access to both internal and external resources for achieving the desired ROI and running high-performance digital IT organization. IT needs to proactively participate in business conversations. Change is not for its own sake, every change needs to have a noble business purpose and a well-set business agenda. Change is a dance between the top management and the affected parts of the organization, and change is an ongoing business capability.

CIOs’s Big “HOW” Inquiries to Run Innovative IT? With the exponential growth of information and the disruptive nature of technology, IT can no longer just “keep the lights on.” IT becomes the business in the business to do more with innovation and lead changes proactively in many forward-thinking organizations. IT leaders need to think strategically and creatively about alternative business solutions and ask themselves tough questions. Here are CIOs’ five “HOW”s to run innovative IT.

CIOs as “Chief Improvement Officer”: How to Run a “Structural” IT? Traditional IT organizations often run in a reactive, "keeping the lights on" mode. To adapt to the increasing speed of changes, IT organizations have to become nimbler about updating technology and managing information effectively. More and more forward-looking companies across the industries empower their IT organizations to drive changes and lead the digital transformation. Thus, IT organizations today can no longer just keep “we always do things like that” mentality, and get stuck at the lower level of maturity. But in practice, how to uplift IT from the comfort zone, and how to run IT from a support center only to the business partner and growth engine?

Three Big “Hows” to Improve Digital IT Maturity? IT continues to grow in importance to organizations, both operationally and strategically. IT is the huge and expensive investment in most of the organizations, whether it is "planning" or "performance," "process" or "people," “Information” or “innovation” issues, IT becomes the decisive success factor for the business’s long-term perspective. However, the majority of IT organizations are still getting stuck at the lower level of maturity. In practice, the CIOs shouldn't have been “overwhelmed” by the complexity of IT and uncertainty of business dynamic, Here are three big “HOWs” to improve the digital IT maturity.

How to Set Right Priorities for IT Digital transformation With increasing speed of changes and overwhelming growth of information, IT can no longer keep static to run as a support function only. Today's IT plays a more crucial role in discovering a digital path to strategy building, implementation, and innovation. Business/IT leaders should also realize the breakthrough success of digital businesses requires not only forward-thinking strategies but also having a step-wise approach. But more specifically, how to set the right priorities for making a digital transformation of the company?

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