With technology fueling all businesses today, tech giants and startups are losing their edge, as non-tech CIOs increasingly lure top talent with work that has meaningful impact.
CIOs are developing midlevel IT leaders through coaching, mentorship, and rotation assignments aimed at prepping them to take on increasingly complex enterprise leadership roles.
Lack of vision, leadership support, and long-term commitment are just a few of the ways that digital transformation journeys take wrong turns or fizzle out.
With skillsets aging, costs accruing, and ends-of-life looming, CIOs are getting serious about divesting their big iron estates, with some opting for the steep journey to the cloud.
Just as employees are upskilling in the latest tech, so too should CIOs, whose ongoing digital skills acquisition can greatly impact their organizations and their careers.
The pandemic has motivated IT leaders to rethink their approach to business continuity to ensure organizational resilience in the face of any future business existential event.
With business units increasingly buying their own tech, IT leaders must shift into advisor mode, strengthen business-IT relationships, and commit to business value.
Coming out of the pandemic, CIOs are placing a greater emphasis on innovation by re-engineering IT cultures for sustained creativity and expanding on breakthrough pandemic solutions.