Panel Information

Panel Name:

Evolve or Perish: Becoming the CIO of the Future

Event Location:
Kresge Auditorium
Event Time:
4:15PM - 5:15PM

Shawn Banerji, Russell Reynolds Associates (#ShawnBanerji) - Moderator
Dan Petlon, IT Consultant (@DanPetlon)
Douglas Menefee, Amazon Web Services (@douglobb)
Ricardo Bartra, Deutsche Post DHL - Global Forwarding
Stephanie Woerner, MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR)
Panel Description:

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?