Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Monthly “12 CIO Personas” Book Tuning: CIOs as “Chief Innovation Officer” Sep. 2018

Compare to the other executive positions, the CIO role continues to be shaken up, refined, reinvented and reenergized. The magic “I” of the CIO title sparks many imaginations and modern CIOs need to wear different hats and play multiple roles. Here are a set of blogs to brainstorm digital CIOs as “Chief Innovation Officers.”


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The CIO as “Chief Innovation Officer”: How to Build a Highly Innovative Team Nowadays, forward-thinking organizations empower their CIOs to facilitate digital dialogues and lead digitalization. Language influences perception, the CIO must be able to translate between the board/business speak and technology in both directions. CIOs need to tailor the different audience and speak multiple business dialects in order to enforce leadership empathy and improve communication effectiveness. Without a clear strategy and a way to communicate it in the language of the business, CIOs will always have trouble getting even "aligned," no mention of reaching the higher IT maturity level of proactively enabling and engaging with business, as well as leading the organization to reach the high level of maturity.

Is Digital CIO Well Grounded to Lead Change and Innovation With increasing pace of changes and fast growing information, organizations across industrial sectors declare they are in the information management business; information nowadays is the invaluable resource and asset of organizations, technology is the force behind digital disruptions. Clearly, the role of IT and that of the CIO is going through significant changes, IT leaders must understand the business from different angles and well grounded to lead change and innovation masterfully.

The CIO as the Digital Master: From Managing Change Incrementalism to Leading Innovation Breakthrough Digital businesses become more information based, people-centric and hyperconnected, riding change curves is particularly important for improving business responsiveness, increasing organizational speed and reaching the high level of business maturity. Nowadays, Information technology is the growth engine of business. Today’s CIOs have multiple roles to play and take broader leadership responsibilities from managing change incrementalism to mastering innovation breakthrough to transforming their organizations into the high-performance digital powerhouse.

Three Concentrations of Digital CIOs Digital IT is a paradigm shift in role, responsibility, and attitude. IT plays a crucial role in leading the digital transformation of the business. Your goals and objectives will be your drivers. IT needs to play different roles in the situation at hand, but also should stay focus on the most important things to ensure IT is value-added and become the strategic partner of the business.

The Digital CIO’s Three Distinctive Roles? The digital organizations are so technology-driven and information-intensive, as the matter of fact, the success of the business relies more and more on information and technology nowadays. IT organization is like the spinal cord of the digital business which can integrate various functional abilities to bring out technology-driven business solutions. A big component of IT success has to do with the definitions or scopes of the role that the CIO is playing. Because different organizations are at the different stages of business maturity life cycle, the CIO responsibilities are quite varied even with the same title or position. Generally speaking, IT leaders can no longer act just like the tactical manager to “keep the lights on” only. Here are digital CIO’s three distinctive roles for running IT as the trustful business partner and the growth engine of the organization.

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The New Book "12 CIO Personas" Introduction: The Digital CIO’s Profiles, Personas, and Personalities
The New Book “12 CIO Personas” Chapter 1 Introduction: The CIO as “Chief Information Officer”
The New Book “12 CIO Personas” Chapter 2 Introduction: The CIO as “Chief Innovation Officer”

The New Book “12 CIO Personas” Chapter 3 Introduction: The CIO as “Chief Insight Officer”

The New Book “12 CIO Personas” Chapter IV Introduction: The CIO as “Chief Improvement Officer”

The New Book “12 CIO Personas” Chapter V: The CIO as “Chief Instrument Officer”

The New Book “12 CIO Personas” Chapter VI Introduction: The CIO as “Chief Interpretation Officer”

The New Book “12 CIO Personas” Introduction: Chapter VII The CIO as “Chief Inspection Officer”

The New Book “12 CIO Personas” Chapter 8 Introduction: The CIO as “Chief Interaction Officer”

The New Book “12 CIO Personas” Chapter 9 Introduction: The CIO as “Chief Intrapreneur Officer”

The New Book “12 CIO Personas” Chapter X The CIO as “Chief Investment Officer”

The New Book “12 CIO Personas” Chapter 11 Introduction: The CIO as “Chief Integration Officer”

The New Book “12 CIO Personas” Chapter 12 Introduction: The CIO as “Chief Influence Officer”

The New Book “12 CIO Personas” Quote Collection I

The New Book “12 CIO Personas” Quote Collection II

The New Book “12 CIO Personas” Quote Collection III


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