The Evolving CIO role: from IT Operator to Business Strategist
The role of the chief information officer, or CIO, has evolved significantly in recent decadesas technology and digital data have become ubiquitous and vital to business success. Since its beginnings nearly 40 years ago, the job of an organization's top IT executive has involved the cost-effective and strategic management of IT systems. But today's CIOs must also understand how IT drives business transformation.
Read on to see what it takes for CIOs to be key business strategists, working with their C-level peers and the board of directors to create the business models necessary to survive -- and thrive -- in the 21st-century digital economy.