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Spotlight on 'Rogue IT'

A discussion on ‘raising the strategic profile of IT’ at the CIO Summit morphed into a treatise on how CIOs are managing the multiple layers of an in-house/cloud/mobile/BYOD environment. The backdrop to what is variously called “shadow”, “stealth”, or “rogue” IT; the term refers to technology used by employees without clearance or even knowledge by the IT team.

Written by Stephen Bell and Divina Paredes14 Aug. 13 06:26

Straight talk from the top

CEOs talk about what they expect from CIOs - keep the lights on, be a futurist, understand what’s possible and communicate that to the business – top the list: Part 4 of our special report on the 2013 CIO Summit.

Written by Stephen Bell and Divina Paredes13 Aug. 13 05:38

Critical conversations

The CIO Summit tackles a key issue CIOs across sectors face — getting a seat at the top table.

Written by Stephen Bell and Divina Paredes12 Aug. 13 13:44

CIO Agenda 2013: Transform, innovate, engage

CIOs share practical and real world takeaways for enterprises on how to go about leading across — and above — the four technology pillars of cloud, social, mobile, and big data. Part 2 of our special report on the 2013 CIO Summit

Written by Stephen Bell and Divina Paredes06 Aug. 13 21:36

Champions of change

The convergence of major technology trends makes the CIO role more valuable and complex than ever. The recent CIO Summit tackles strategies to lead through this new and constantly shifting platform of the cloud, social, mobile, and big data.

Written by Stephen Bell and Divina Paredes04 Aug. 13 15:59

Embracing a changed world

The role of the IT leader is getting progressively more complex as we look into the future. But that doesn’t mean you can neglect fundamental things you had to achieve in previous times.
This is how Dr Joe Peppard, professor of information systems at the Cranfield School of Management, tracks the evolution of the CIO role from chief technologist to business strategist.

Written by Stephen Bell and Divina Paredes04 Aug. 11 22:00

The new leadership portfolio

International keynote speaker Peter Wilton sets the tone on the first day of the CIO Summit.
The senior lecturer at the Haas School of Business, University of California in Berkeley calls on CIOs to challenge their assumptions, determine their core competencies, and build a balanced portfolio of innovation. “Core competencies don’t live forever,” he says. “The goal is to make you [the ICT team] unique and relevant in the eyes of the stakeholders.”

Written by Stephen Bell and Divina Paredes16 Aug. 10 22:00

The era of change

"It is important for you to see what others can’t see.” This insight from Graham Lowe, the renowned Kiwi rugby coach, definitely hit the mark for CIOs in these trying, uncertain times.
CIOs are tasked to check out and harness tools, implement strategies and work across the enterprise to help them not just survive, but thrive through the economic downturn.

Written by Stephen Bell and Divina Paredes16 Aug. 09 22:00