Million Dollar CIO – Top 10 Characteristics

Million Dollar CIO – Top 10 Characteristics

Million Dollar CIO club now includes at least 29 individuals.  They all have the same characteristics.

  1. Title is CTO or CIO and includes a secondary title of Senior Vice President or Executive Vice President
  2. Have been a CIO at the company they are at now or at prior company for over 10 years
  3. Are managers of technology not pure technologists
  4. Have key direct reports who have moved along with them as they have progressed in theirs careers
  5. Have at least a college degree and most have an advanced degree
  6. Have excellent relationships with with peers in functions they support
  7. Are enablers for technology  within the enterprise
  8. Participate in the executive management of the enterprise
  9.  Are part of the strategic planning process for the enterprise
  10. Have specific technology goals that are aligned with the enterprise’s strategic plan

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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.