Transforming Leadership of your IT Service, from IT Director to CIO
Albert Ellis CEO of Harvey Nash.
Annual CIO survey, global, 2400 participants, 14 years of data.
Change is the key driver for all CIOs. Main factors in the changing landscape are:
The skill set of a CIO is also changing. Main skills:
Survey shows that most CIOs are targeted with generating revenue or supporting growth. In HE sector, still focused on costs and savings.
How has role of CIO changed in 6 years?
Feel less important
Relationship with the CEO
What do members of the technology team look for in their leader?
Blue sky thinker and emotional intelligence at bottom.
Having a vision and being a good listener at top!
Honesty and integrity also near top.
What skills do we need to succeed?
Understand new business models. Current business models in danger of being defunct and overtaken by new ones.
Understand how technology can open up new channels of engagement with our customers
Demonstrate breakthrough thinking
Simplify complex process and be able to articulate them. Figure out the steps needed to get things done in practice.
Courage to take difficult decisions.
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