Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 7/5/2018

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking, brainstorming, innovating and sharing.

The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 2.5 million page views with 4800+ 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 of digital leadership, IT Management, and Talent Management.

How to Run High-Performance IT Organizations Exceeding Business Expectation? Though information and technology play a significant role in running the modern business today. However, most IT organizations still get stuck at the lower level of maturity to “keep the lights on” only. At the highest level, IT needs to become the trustful business partner and digital game changer for the business. IT matters not only because it’s pervasive, more about it continues to advance, and its nature of the "constructive disruption." From IT management perspective, how can companies fine-tune business success factors such as people, process, and technology to unclog both performance and potential bottleneck, to run the high-performance IT organizations exceeding business expectation, and accelerate digital transformation?

Building the “Three-D” Board to Lead Digitalization
Building a high-effective board is not an easy task because the board plays a crucial role to direct the business in the right direction by dealing with changes, uncertainty, and unknowns. Many BoDs are undereducated about their role and responsibility while the business change is accelerated across the global scope and knowledge life cycle is shortened significantly. For adapting to digital new normal, how to build a “three-D” board to advocate changes and ensure that the board becomes the mastermind behind the digital transformation?

The New Book "100 Digital Pitfalls" Introduction Digital makes the significant impact on how we think, live, and work. There is the mix of old and new, physical and virtual, order and chaos. We are in a time of tremendous change, the dawn of digital age, the path to the next level of digital maturity, also in the era of confusion and information overload. Therefore, it’s critical to identify, understand, and avoid pitfalls, discover strategic and predictive pathways to change, increase confidence, position a brand and leverage resources to make the digital paradigm shift effortlessly.

The CIO as “Chief Impact Officer”: Does your Word Carry Weight in Making the Digital Paradigm Shift? Due to the disruptive nature of technologies and fast-growing information, the pervasive digitization requires IT leaders o rethink how things are done in organizations. The contemporary CIO is no longer the tedious management role to keep the lights only now, there are many critical leadership roles that they have to play for leading IT up to the next level of organizational maturity. CIO can make the significant digital impact through their breadth of business knowledge and the depth of IT insight. But more specifically, the CIO as “Chief Impact Officer”: How does your word carry weight in making the digital paradigm shift?

Walk, Talk, and Make a Leap of Digitalization Digital makes a profound impact from the specific function to the business as a whole. The purpose of such radical digitalization is to make a significant difference in the overall levels of business performance and organizational maturity. However, organizations are different, they have different strength, they have different cultures, they have different structures, they compete in different markets, and they have different scales and speed. How can organizations walk the talk, talk the walk, and make a big leap of digitalization?

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