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7 steps to stealth self-promotion and career advancement

Succeeding in the IT world without looking overly ambitious requires careful planning and commitments that extend beyond your current job's basic borders.

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Innovative CIOs strike back against digital disruption

CIOs from every industry are looking to outmaneuver startups by taking a page from the disruptor’s playbook to deliver innovative digital products and services.

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CIO succession planning in the digital age

The tech talent squeeze means CIOs must build deep leadership benches. Here, CIOs and analysts reveal how to groom high potentials for top roles.

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CIOs on the move and in the news

Find up-to-date news about executives who have been recently hired or promoted into a new chief information officer or chief technical officer role.

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Make way for the new CIO: The chief innovation officer

The chief innovation officer role has increased in visibility, thanks to digital transformations, which often include the two flavors of CIO working in tandem.

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Anatomy of a succession plan: How Rosendin Electric's CIO filled his own shoes

Sam Lamonica is retiring after working a decade as the electrical contractor’s CIO. This is the story of how he groomed his replacement.

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How Estée Lauder Companies developed a culture to attract and retain IT talent

Michael W. Smith, CIO of The Estée Lauder Companies, has initiated an impressive array of programs to attract and retain IT talent at the nearly $15 billion global prestige beauty company.

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Nationwide CIO’s ride-along sparks innovation and pays dividends

Spending time learning the business helped CIO Jim Fowler open eyes to a little-known Nationwide API platform and dive deeper into emerging technology such as virtual reality and AI.

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GSK tech leader outlines 3 types of CIOs

As roles change and technology evolves, one veteran CIO says the next generation of CIOs will have followed a different career path.

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Want to create a customer-centric culture? Meet your customers where they are

Digital evolution is challenging for a company as large as Qurate Retail Group. But CIO Karen Etzkorn is helping it succeed by creating a customer-centric culture and elevating digital experiences.

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The rise of the chief digital officer

As digital transformations become increasingly customer-centric, organizations are looking for leaders to drive change with the customer in mind. Enter the CDO.

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Beyond data recovery: A CIO’s perspective on digital preservation

Ensuring your valuable digital information remains accessible and usable is no small feat. It involves planning, resource allocation and application of preservation methods and technologies...and it goes well beyond backup/restore and...

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Waste Management dumps legacy processes, drives digital change

By applying three levers of digital transformation, Waste Management is infusing technology into the business model to drive growth.

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How to get a seat on the board: 10 tips for CIOs

CIOs serving on a range of non-profit and public boards offer some tips for IT leaders looking to navigate the process of seeking board seats.

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The end of project management?

IT project management as a discipline has been around for many years. However, is it relevant in the age of digital products? Or can it become a valuable adjunct to IT digital product management?

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Transforming an insurance and financial services giant to meet customers’ digital expectations

Terrance Williams, President of Emerging Businesses and CMO, and Jim Fowler, Executive Vice President and CIO, on driving cultural change at Nationwide, one of the largest insurance and financial services organizations in the US.

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CIO resumes: 6 best practices and 7 strong examples

If you’re stuck on how to write your resume for a CIO position, here are six best practices from industry professionals — and real-world examples of winning CIO resumes.

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The ‘ride-along’: The transformational CIO’s secret weapon

Learning how employees operate is a critical task for CIOs, for whom the ‘ride-along’ has become essential in serving customers and generating revenue.

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