Richard Pastore

Vice President, Strategy, CIO Executive Council

Richard Pastore is a member of the CIO Executive Council’s leadership team and former editor of CIO magazine. Having virtually grown up with the profession through all its inflection points, Rick has mapped the CIO “genome.” His current focus is digital business transformation, working closely with leaders to prepare businesses for the future role of the CIO and IT organization.

It’s time for CIOs to be innovation leaders

13 ingredients for IT transformation success

13 ingredients for IT transformation success

Transformation and change leadership are not new challenges for CIOs. However, today’s CIOs are faced with the digital remaking of the entire business landscape. This baker's dozen recipe will help you cook up an IT transformation...

How to be an effective transformation advisor

How to be an effective transformation advisor

CIOs want to be regarded as experts with answers. However, the key to being effective transformation advisors is to ask, don’t tell.

For a future-ready IT organization, think multithreaded, not bimodal

For a future-ready IT organization, think multithreaded, not bimodal

Buying into bimodal IT is like a CIO owning acres of swampland, writes Richard Pastore of the CIO Executive Council. Even if the CIO builds one or two digital smart homes on the swamp, it’s still a bad, bad neighborhood.

What's the CIO’s next logical transformation?

What's the CIO’s next logical transformation?

In today’s digital business, the CIO role enjoys the broadest and deepest impact in its history. Still, the question remains: 'What can successful CIOs step up to?' In the debut of his 'Transformation Nation' column, Richard Pastore...

Boston tech innovation scene short on ‘digital catalysts’

Boston tech innovation scene short on ‘digital catalysts’

Some of Boston’s highest profile companies are lacking digital directors on their corporate boards. Without these catalysts businesses cannot effectively prepare for the innovation economy.

What’s in your garage?

What’s in your garage?

Digital-ready C-Suites, or D-Suites, are launching innovation spaces as part of an effort to support digital transformation and disruptive ideas. Some big companies are already on board with the concept. In the spirit of tech...

C-Suites Struggle With Digital Strategy

Many execs are dissatisfied with how their organizations make decisions about shaping digital business strategy. Will the CIO step up to be the digital pathfinder?

9/11: Stranded on a Ship with 100 CIOs

CIO Executive Council VP Rick Pastore recalls his experience on Sept. 11, 2001 spent with New York-area CIOs trapped and powerless aboard a ship with little communication and no way to return to port.

Waste Management Customers to Gain Data Visibility

CEO and CIO discuss plans to empower customers with data on waste collection and recycling

Why CIOs Need to Think Like CEOs

The ability to think like a CEO, focusing on how a company engages with customers and its industry, makes for a better CIO-CEO partnership.

Want to Be a CIO? Be Prepared to Answer These Questions

CEOs want to learn how much a potential CIO is focused on business strategy and market growth. If you want the job, be ready to answer these questions.

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