If change is the new normal, and the pace of that change is only increasing, where does the CIO fit into the new reality?
A lot of the conversations I have with CIOs are about having a balanced portfolio: Are you spending as much energy and dollars on getting information out as you are on getting information in? The business doesn't need you to tell them their business; the business needs you to tell them what techniques and capabilities are there for them to change their business. The people in the business units are usually people who know how to answer important questions. So, how does IT facilitate that, not own that?
So, how does the CIO collaborate with shadow IT?
The Chief Marketing Officer now has the budget to buy a point solution out there in the cloud. Great. Who has responsibility for getting data out of that system so that it can be used in the ecosystem? How do I orchestrate the data across these systems?
So, does the CIO need to become the chief innovation officer?
The chief information officer is not dead at all, and it's not a role that's going away. Every company needs somebody who is going to be the champion of driving their business effectively and efficiently to allow collaboration and innovation to facilitate analytics.
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