CIO Leadership, IT Performance

For CIOs, it's not business as usual

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IDG Enterprise CEO Michael Friedenberg discusses how CIOs have to expand from their traditional operating role to a transformation agent driving "strategic value." As examples, Friedenberg cites IT transformations at UPS and NASCAR. ECF content director Bill Laberis conducts the interview. 

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Paul Calento 255 Points | Sun, 09/29/2013 - 15:37

Agree with Friedenberg on many points, as "strategic value" is a series of big bets. Execution of those separates the CIO leader (probably 2% of all) from the also-rans. But not every organization has a CIO that have a mandate to transform. That means interim steps are needed. --Paul Calento

(note: I work on projects sponsored by and HP)

John Dodge 1535 Points | Mon, 09/16/2013 - 13:18

I like the comment about how technologies are moving closer to the edge toward partners and customers. But it's also happening from another direction with the consumerization of IT. Those customers and partners have their own official and unofficial technologies that meet (and sometimes clash or bypass) the technology the CIO and IT are pushing toward the edge. Shadow IT meets official IT. The CIO who figures out how to reconcile and leverage Shadow and official IT will be a winner.