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‘I was a CIO’

Technology is now so ubiquitous and so central to business enablement that arguably the responsibilities of any business executive will include most of the essential elements of what today is in the CIO's exclusive domain. Is it therefore not plausible that 10 years from now, the Chief Operating Officer could take over most of the CIO's responsibilities, rendering the CIO position extinct?
According to the largest global survey of Chief Information Officers, the role of today's CIO continues to profoundly evolve. CIOs have a "new voice", and now spend less than half their time on traditional IT management. CIOs are now engaged in multiple, diverse, business-facing tasks. The question is whether their specialised IT management skills are sufficient to preserve the role of the CIO into the future.

Written by Paul Bellack15 March 10 22:00