Roundtable: The CIO in Transition (Toronto)
By the very nature of their job, CIOs have always had to be adept at adjusting to change. But never before have they been so challenged by such sweeping change on so many fronts; changes that demand innovative responses from CIOs in order to to survive and help their companies remain competitive.
Roundtable members discussed the key factors that are impacting their role now and that they expect will impact it in the future. They shared their current responses to those influences, and what longer term steps they are contemplating to ensure that they remain strategically important members of the executive team.
Here is the summary report from the session:
Session Highlights Videos
Becoming the Business
One of the key discussion points was the elevation in the role of the CIO and the IT department so that they, like other departments, are 'the business' rather than distinct from the business.
IT Career Paths
It's important to recognize who your key people are and take measures to ensure they know where they have a viable career path.
The CIO and Innovation
As CEOs look for more from their IT leadership, many CIOs see a role for themselves leading innovation for their organizations.