Monday, January 13, 2020

The Monthly “CIO Master” Book Tuning: The CIO’s Reflection and Resolution in the New Year Jan. 2020

IT enables the business and supports the applications its customers use to not just transact, but transform business.

Compared 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 is a set of blogs for brainstorming unconventional CIOs and reinvent IT to get digital ready.


         CIO’s Reflection and Resolution

The CIO’s New Year Resolution: Removing Impediment and Accelerating IT Performance and Progression With the exponential growth of information, the role of the CIO keeps evolving rapidly in the midst of accelerating changes. The CIO needs to be engaged, and at the most senior levels to help influence and shape the business of the future. People are the most important element of the business. To win and maximize strategy execution requires a continuous journey of nurturing the best team. To win and field the best team and drive successful change, who do you evaluate, develop, mentor, upgrade, and have succession planning programs? How to remove impediments and accelerate IT performance and progression?

What're the Digital CIO’s New Year Reflection and Resolution Due to the changing nature of technology and exponential growth of information, IT organization is always on the hot seat, with the pressure to adapt - Doing more with innovation. IT enables the business and supports the applications its customers use to not just transact, but transform business. Besides, as a Chief Information Officer, CIO today is Chief Influence Officer, Chief Innovation Officer, and Chief Insight Officer, who has to continue to lead IT transformation in a proactive, inquisitive, and progressive way. So what’re the digital CIO’s New Year reflection and resolution?

What’s CIO’s New Year Resolution CIOs play one of the most significant roles in leading an organization’s digital transformation because they are in a unique position to capture the oversight of business processes and capabilities, information is the lifeblood, and technology is the innovation catalyst. We are living in a world that has perhaps moved faster than many people around us, what’s CIOs’ New Year Reflection & Resolution, top priority, the leadership substance & style, and the trend of IT leadership & digital transformation?

IT ‘Resolution’ –How to Set Goals Right It is the beginning of New Year, many IT leaders may start making ‘IT resolution’-It is very important for the IT leadership to be communicative, savvy and forward-thinking enough to tie IT goals into business strategies, and essentially, the technological footprint upon which most organizations are dependent. Regardless of your industry, if IT leaders look closer within, they will find that technology has progressed as the critical business driver and not the standard simple avenue of support. Think about what IT needs to do to support the growth of the business, improvements in product quality, speeding time to market for new products, improvement in profitability, etc.

The CIO's Self-Reflection: Are you a technologist or business leader? Due to the changing nature of technology, the CIO role continues to be shaken up, refined, reinvented and reenergized; CIOs also have to do self-reflection: are you a tactical IT manager or business strategist? Are you a technology specialist or a specialized generalist? Are you an order taker or a senior business advisor, are you a technologist or business leader? Are they mutually exclusive? If not, shall you, or can you become both?

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