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  • Gaining and Retaining Competitive Advantage

    Companies with disruptive business strategies have successfully identified inefficiencies and opportunities in specific industries. They've applied innovative approaches to using data and leveraging technologies to introduce revolutionary business models that have attracted customers.

  • Talking Cybersecurity With the Board

    As cyber attacks against blue chip companies continue to occur with increasing frequency and threaten customer privacy and shareholder value, discussions about cybersecurity have elevated to the executive level. Over the next three years, 66% of CIOs and other security leaders will brief boards directly, compared to 22% today, according to the Ponemon Institute's "Global Megatrends in CyberSecurity" study.

  • Playing a Central Role in Cloud Strategies

    The CIO plays an integral role in providing business leaders and employees access to the information and systems that are essential to helping them get their jobs done. And as technology continues to change, the CIO role will also continue to evolve.

  • Developing the Soft Skills Needed for Career Advancement

    Some CIOs have risen through the technical ranks to reach their current positions. Increasingly, many are moving into the CIO role from business backgrounds. But regardless of the path taken, most successful CIOs have managed to scale the career ladder not solely as a result of their technical or business acumen but also thanks to their mastery of soft skills, including communication, collaboration, conflict resolution, and coaching.

  • Leadership in an Age of Uncertainty

    The pace of innovation is creating unparalleled opportunities for executives and entrepreneurs to invent new business models and to apply emerging technologies and techniques to unleash new waves of productivity and competitive differentiation.

  • Blending Cloud Services and Premise Technologies into a Flexible IT Roadmap

    As CIOs take steps to construct IT roadmaps aimed at supporting the organizations current and future business strategies, a critical requirement for many IT leaders is the ability to build greater flexibility into the IT infrastructure to enable different parts of the business to respond to shifting market dynamics more easily.

  • Reimagining Competitive Opportunities via Stretch Leadership

    Many CIOs have risen up through the IT ranks. In some cases, a CIO mightve started in a technical role such as application development or network management and gradually ascended into managerial and director-level responsibilities. In other instances, a CIO may have established him or herself in a particular discipline such as IT project management and progressively broadened their IT management competence.

  • Planning Your Next Career Move

    According to various studies, the average tenure for a CIO today is about five years. The span has expanded in recent years due to a variety of factors. In many cases, CEOs recognize the need for CIOs to have more time to execute on technology/business strategies.

  • Building Agility Into the IT Roadmap

    One of the most important capabilities required by CIOs is having a clear understanding of the organizations business strategy and then being able to translate that into the development of a logical technology roadmap.

  • Rising Up to the Corner Office and Beyond

    It used to be that there was an industry-wide perception of a glass ceiling that prevented CIOs from moving out of their roles as technology leaders and into other corners of the C-Suite.

  • Who Should Own Security? The CIO? The COO? Or a CISO?

    Recent high-profile security breaches that have hit companies such as Target, The Home Depot, and J.P. Morgan Chase have intensified the spotlight on cybersecurity along with the CIOs accountability for protecting enterprise assets, with sensitive customer information at the top of the list.