How CIOs Can Catch the Board's Ear

Telling IT's story to the board of directors requires a business focus, a strong narrative and even a little humor.

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Three IT leaders share their strategies for telling the technology story to the board of directors. In short, you need to be focused, compelling and straightforward -- and a little humor doesn't hurt.

Focus on the Business Pain Points

Kent Mills, CIO, Wakefield Canada: As a privately owned company, Wakefield Canada has an advisory board of seasoned executives who offer us an unbiased perspective on how we're running our fast-growing business. While they might not technically have the power of a public board, they play a critical role, and you ignore their valuable input at your own risk.

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