Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The Monthly “CIO Master” Book Tuning: Reimagine IT & Recharge Business Model Oct. 2020

IT organizations have to reinvent themselves to adapt to the increasing speed of changes and becoming more nimble about updating technology and managing information effectively. 

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 are a set of blogs for brainstorming the role of CIOs and reinvent IT to get digital ready.


   Reimagine IT and Recharge Business Model 


Apply Soft Science Disciplines to Reimagine IT Through the traditional lens, IT is a hard science - the engineering discipline; through the digital lens, IT needs to embed art into the science and apply soft science discipline to explore the art of possible. Besides applying hard engineering disciplines to run a solid IT for achieving operational excellence, CIOs need to reimagine IT from design, cognitive, sociological, and philosophical, etc, perspective. IT management development should focus more on “soft stuff,” such as communication or culture, business relationships, and partnership, in order to build a creative workplace and reinvent IT to get digital ready.

How to Leverage IT for Recharging Business Model A business model is a way that a company generates revenues and profits. It’s a multi-level, zoom-able schema of how a business or an organization creates, delivers, and captures value for stakeholders, employees, customers, investors or society. When do you use a Business Model? Regularly you use it to review, adapt or redesign the basic building blocks of a business. With rapid changes, a business model is structural and can be both created and changed very quickly. The emerging digital trends bring significant opportunities for businesses to pursue growth through the methodical examination of alternative ways to solve business problems; the abundance of information and the lightweight digital technologies also play the crucial role in recharging business models and renovate traditional organizations to reach the next stage of the business development cycle. What are the multitude of influences IT can make to catalyze the business growth, how to leverage IT for recharging business models and accelerate digital paradigm shift?

Develop Breakthrough Business Models by Trending Emerging Technology When we jump into the digital future of “VUCA” new normal –volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, organizational leaders should be able to envision and determine what the future needs to look like, what the transformation must look like? Can information technology help to design new business models? Is the business model scaling the right way to achieve the strategic objectives? And how to take the wise steps for evolving the emerging digital information technology to develop breakthrough business models and innovation?

CIOs as “Chief Innovation Officer”: Re-imagine IT with Digital Themes IT is in the middle of a sea change because of the exponential growth of information and emergent lightweight digital technologies. Traditional IT organizations are monolithic, isolated, stereotypical, and slow to change. Embracing digital is inevitable as that is now part of reality. CIOs as “Chief Innovation Officer”: How to reimagine IT with digital themes and reinvent IT to get digital ready?

CIO as Governance Master: Data Governance, IT Governance, and Corporate Governance Due to the disruptive force of technology and exponential growth of information, more and more innovative organizations empower their IT organization to lead digital transformation at the front. IT organizations today can no longer hide behind the scene and get stuck at the lower level of maturity to keep the lights on only or feel struggling to make an alignment with the business. IT organizations have to reinvent themselves to adapt to the increasing speed of changes and becoming more nimble about updating technology and managing information effectively. IT has to learn how to disrupt itself first, here are three “DE” efforts to rejuvenate IT.

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