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  • Contributing Value to the Board

    As business continues to become technology-driven, CIOs and IT executives are increasingly expanding their roles beyond the C-suite. Their experience and expertise is sorely needed at the board level, and there's tremendous value that CIOs can offer.

  • The New Leadership Mandate in the Digital Economy

    Digital transformation is sweeping across the business landscape. Billions of devices are connected to the Internet of Things, providing companies fresh insights regarding customer behaviors and operational conditions.

  • Who is Training the Next Generation of Tech Executives?

    In some respects, our generation had it easy. But the next generation of IT leaders won't have time to make many mistakes. They'll have to hit the ground running and keep running to keep ahead of incredibly rapid changes in the technology ecosystem.

  • Leading by Example

    As the head of the IT organization, the CIO also sets an example for the rest of the group. A CIO isn't a leader because of his or her title but based on the actions that he or she takes. This includes how the CIO handles decision-making, whether they act decisively, listens to and acts on input from managers and staff, and how they communicate the actions that have been taken.

  • Redefining IT Teams in the Modern Enterprise

    The radical pace of transformational change in business is leading to a number of dramatic shifts within the enterprise. Changes in customer expectations, including the digital touchpoints they use to research and purchase products, along with continuing disruption that's occurring across all industries, has forced companies to become more agile and responsive to changing customer behaviors and market requirements.

  • Designing a Game Plan for IT Leadership

    According to the Society for Information Management's 2015 IT Trends Study, the average CIO is 51 years old, male (89%), and has been in his current position for about five years. Although none of this is terribly surprising, what is concerning is that the industry could lose up to one third to half of all current CIOs over the next five to ten years, according to Leon Kappelman, the lead researcher for the report, in a recent interview with InformationWeek.

  • Developing Next-Generation IT Leaders

    As CIOs find themselves locked in a war for talent, they're faced with confronting multiple challenges on several fronts. Among these, as CIOs look to attract, recruit, and develop high-performance individuals and teams, they need to strike a balance between courting accomplished IT professionals who can be offered opportunities to grow with the organization while continuing to develop valued employees and managers for leadership ascension.