Only one in four CIOs is perceived by their business counterparts as a game changer or even as a true peer, per 2014 State of the CIO report from CIO.com. Some 48% of CIOs acknowledged their IT groups are perceived as service providers or cost centers. Can the CIOs of cost centers survive? What does it take to become a game changer? Learn from our panel of experts.
Evolve or Perish: Becoming the CIO of the Future
Not only are technologies rapidly changing, but there's also been a dramatic shift in the kinds of technologies within the enterprise. The focus has shifted from managing hardware to managing platforms and the cloud. This technological shift has enabled business units and departments, like marketing, to manage their own technologies, possible diminishing the role of CIOs in leading innovation. On the other hand, with the rise of the CIO Plus, as documented in the work of Richard Hunter and George Westerman, CIOs who are great leaders of their IT units are getting the opportunity to lead other parts of the enterprise -- such as operations, shared services, strategy, or digital. Some have even become CEOs in their own right. Will CIOs have less or more responsibility in the future? What can today's CIOs do now to influence the future direction of their careers?
- Shawn Banerji, Russell Reynolds Associates - Moderator
- Ricardo Bartra, Deutsche Post DHL - Global Forwarding
- Douglas Menefee, Amazon Web Services
- Dan Petlon, Consultant
- Stephanie Woerner, MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR)