High Tech CEOs Ponder the Strategic CIO
by Martha Heller, published on The Heller Report
To be truly strategic, CIOs need to think about how value is created. Many are good at cost cutting, but this is almost by definition a backward looking exercise—optimizing something that is already in place. This is not strategic. CIOs need to think about what future possibilities there are to leverage technology for new value and top-line growth. This is what differentiates the strategic CIO.
Some of the best insights into the ever-changing role of the CIO come from people who lead companies that serve the CIO. Here are two:
The Need to Get Intimate
Value: The Ticket to Ride