I just read “The Four Malfunctions of a CIO” by Joe Scherrer and wanted to expand a but on what Joe writes about. Before I do that, let me share the ‘four malfunctions’ that Joe highlights. They are: Not knowing yourself. Not communicating well. Inability to communicate the business value of IT. Not being … Read more Fixing the “Malfunctions” of the CIO
In a recent “Movers and Shakers” article by Martha Heller titled “The Power of Metaphor“, Malini Balakrishnan, CIO of Building Materials Holdings Corporation (BMC) claimed that one of the most important roles that a CIO has today is helping the organization uunderstandwhat role the IT group plays. Balakrishnan is quoted as saying: “As CIOs, we … Read more Demystifying IT
I’m sure there are many definitions of a CEO out there. Plenty of people will say the CEO should be a leader, manager, communicator and facilitator. Other’s might say that the CEO is the person most focused on strategy and the ‘future’ of the business. Investopedia defines the CEO as: The highest ranking executive in … Read more The Role of the CEO – Driving Corporate Culture
Talk to some CIO’s today and you’ll hear nothing but a pity party about how their role is no longer seen as ‘valuable’ to the organization. These CIO’s will point to the growing role of marketing and the CMO in selecting and managing technology systems and solutions. These CIO’s will talk about the ‘good old … Read more Woe the CIO!(?)
The 2014 CIO State of the CIO Survey has some interesting data related to the role of the CIO. One of the interesting pieces of that survey relates to the idea that CIO’s are feeling as though they are being pushed aside. Nearly 30 percent of CIO’s reportedly feel ‘sidelined in their businesses as they … Read more The Sidelined CIO
I just read a great article over on the Mckinsey & Company blog titled “Building a bridge from CMO to CIO” where Matt Jauchius, EVP and CMO of Nationwide, describes his approach to working with the CIO of the company. I encourage you to jump over there and read the article…there’s some great advice to help the CMO … Read more Are you avoiding risk or managing risk?