CIO role has changed – Now part of the executive management team

CIO role has changed it now part of the executive management team

The CIO role is now defined with a new skill set and the individual is.

  • Both visionary and pragmatic – It is not enough to plan for innovation, the CIO needs to be perceptive and realistic. As an insightful manager, a CIO promotes broad technology agenda to help the business profit from leading-edge initiatives.  At the same time as a pragmatist, a CIO deals with the realities of the business. The pragmatist also facilitates the productivity of current IT solutions.  The CIO focuses on minimizing cost and maximizing results, in addition the CIO helps to increase the customer and product/service base of the enterprise.
  • Focus is on ROI improvement of IT  – CIOs finds new ways to help customers and the organization profit from how data is used while focusing on managing budgets and processes to eliminate or reduce costs.
  • Inspire the enterprise and expand the business impact of IT – CIOs have proven expertise in both business and technical facets of their role. CIOs will interact with the enterprise and its executive team as enterprise leaders and drive new business initiatives and shifts jointly the other members of the executive team.
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The role of the CIO is changing as more enterprises more towards a “Value Added” role for the Information Technology function.  Those changes are depicted in the detail job descriptions that have been created for all of the functions with IT — especially for the CIO.  The table below depicts several of those changes.

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Author: Victor Janulaitis

M. Victor Janulaitis is the CEO of Janco Associates. He has taught at the USC Graduate School of Business, been a guest lecturer at the UCLA's Anderson School of Business, a Graduate School at Harvard University, and several other universities in various programs.