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Changing role of the CIO


March 31, 2014  7:55 AM

The King is dead, long live the king

Posted by: Arun Gupta
Changing role of the CIO, CIO 101, role of the CIO

I cannot believe that it has been almost two decades of the CIO role in the making; not the EDP manager which precedes the title by around another two decades or so; a score of years of making enterprise adopt, adapt and leverage IT; twenty years of educating CXOs on why they need to invest in IT...

November 20, 2012  6:38 AM

Upward delegation

Posted by: Arun Gupta
balancing strategic and operational IT, Changing role of the CIO, CIO, CIO role, leadership and the CIO, managing teams, Team management, Team management and the CIO, upward delegation

I had heard this term a long time back and then forgot about it; in those days my team was small and the activity largely technical. I wore professional pride on my sleeve proclaiming that I could solve any technical problem, well, almost any problem, within the many technology domains that I...

July 31, 2012  12:01 AM

Respect for the CIO

Posted by: Arun Gupta
business IT alignment and profitability, business technology, Changing role of the CIO, CIO and the Board, CIO as a business leader, CIO as business leader, CIO role, CIO value

Talking to a few CIO friends on the much debated and discussed subject of “what next” for us, the CIOs, many aspired to be CEOs. Now that is a good thing given that CIOs are setting their...

May 15, 2012  12:01 AM

IT, BT, STT, whatever

Posted by: Arun Gupta
Changing role of the CIO, CIO, Leadership

Almost a decade back I remember a company that after spending a large amount of money with consultants going through the whole nine yards and then some more recommended rechristening

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April 24, 2012  12:01 AM

Business ready to invest

Posted by: Arun Gupta
BITA, Changing role of the CIO, CIO, IT budget

I liked the rhyme in the words as I read the headline; it is poetic in a way and in contrast many research companies that are telling us, the CIOs, that one of your top five priorities is to save cost. I still cannot figure out who collates the results and what kind of solutions they use to...

February 21, 2012  7:18 AM

Re-skilling for future: The adaptive CIO

Posted by: Arun Gupta
adaptive CIO, Changing role of the CIO, CIO, role of the CIO

Every so often I read about the CIO role becoming redundant or the exigent need to adapt to

August 9, 2011  5:44 AM

Language curriculum for CIOs or …

Posted by: Arun Gupta
BITA, business IT alignment, Changing role of the CIO, CIO speak, engaging with the CIO, IT vendors

The Chairman of the Indian entity of a leading global IT vendor company addressing a gathering of CIOs stressed on the (now so obvious) fact that CIOs should speak in business language. Everyone in the audience agreed and appreciated this repetition like the fact that “the sun rises in the...

February 22, 2011  8:48 AM

Retiring CIOs

Posted by: Arun Gupta
Changing role of the CIO, grooming CIOs, Retiring CIO, succession planning for the CIO

Recent months have seen quite a few CIOs retiring; many of them started their careers a really long time back, growing from technical beginnings and successfully transitioning from the role of...


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