Oh I See! Getting CIOs to view their jobs from a different angle:

how to become a CIO

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April 15, 2013  8:22 AM

Selling projects



Posted by: Arun Gupta
how to become a CIO, Leadership, Selling to business

It’s been 2 years in the role and I have been reasonably successful in changing the IT landscape modernizing the applications and infrastructure; many new applications have done well and have been acknowledged by the Management. The IT team some of which had spent decades in the company too has...

October 16, 2012  5:42 AM

I(T) to We(T), and I am not crazy



Posted by: Arun Gupta
BITA disconnect, business-IT-disconnect, CIO, CIO 101, how to become a CIO, Leadership, successful CIOs

Last week I was at a panel discussion organized by one of the large global IT conference producers, the subject of the debate, “Creating Leaders”; the panelists some CIOs and some aspiring ones. It was a great interaction between the panelists and the audience; everyone had questions and...


October 4, 2011  8:52 AM

Judging CIOs and being judged by them



Posted by: Arun Gupta
CIO Awards, how to become a CIO, Leadership, successful CIOs

As a recipient of the award myself a few years back, I had the privilege of being invited as a jury member for the Global CIO awards organized by a global industry publication. It was a


August 15, 2011  9:54 PM

I am a new CIO!



Posted by: Arun Gupta
achieving results, being successful, BITA, how to become a CIO, New CIO

Recent past has seen many young IT professionals make the grade and move up the hierarchy to take on the responsibility of IT head, some also getting the...


February 8, 2011  5:29 AM

CIO Resume: Part II



Posted by: Arun Gupta
CIO as a business leader, CIO resume, communication business impact, how to become a CIO, Oh I See moment

A few weeks back I had written about my tryst with a CIO struggling to create a resume that would...


September 14, 2010  1:13 AM

Aspiring CIOs



Posted by: Arun Gupta
aspiring CIO, CIO, comfort zones, how to become a CIO, role of the CIO, succession planning for the CIO

Last week, I was invited to speak to a gathering of IT Managers (CIO aspirants). The subject was of course How to become a CIO. With some...


August 31, 2010  2:06 AM

CIO Trilogy: The last brick in the wall



Posted by: Arun Gupta
business CIO, CIO, how to become a CIO, role of the CIO, strategic CIO, the next CIO

Recently, a respected publication’s edit piece on CIOs highlighted the enterprise’s changing expectations from a CIO. This insight was gleaned from “CIO wanted” advertisements as well as discussions with headhunters or executive search companies. Some of these headlines were on the lines of...


May 4, 2010  2:21 AM

How to become a CIO – Part 2 (or The business of IT is business)



Posted by: Arun Gupta
aspiring CIO, business of IT, CIO 101, CIO Metrics, how to become a CIO

Every time I meet a set of people aspiring to become a CIO, they are interested in the 101 of how to become a CIO. So a long time back, I wrote on my blog highlighting my viewpoint on how can one become a CIO. In recent...


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