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What it takes to become 'the extended CIO'

The extended CIO role is often the CIO’s first foray into non-IT roles. The title is typically something like "senior vice president and CIO"—a title that reflects both the holder’s primary focus on IT and the additional responsibilities that management has assigned.
The extended CIO often takes on responsibility for functions or tasks that are related to the CIO role and do not require a full CxO-level role. These may be temporary assignments (such as merger integration) or ongoing responsibility for centralized services that can be managed as infrastructure (such as facilities or physical security). Other CIOs take responsibility for areas that are not usually managed by a seniormost executive, such as business processes or strategy.

Written by Richard Hunter and George Westerman24 Nov. 09 22:00