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


January 20, 2015  9:29 AM

Dear boss, you are fired!

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
CIO, Leadership

Call it providence or just plain bad luck or for that matter the CIOs inability to get along with his newly appointed boss, things had just gone down over the last year. Every day was a new battle ground for him to conquer, every discussion was steeped in frustration, and every proposal an uphill...

January 12, 2015  3:00 PM

Don’t just survive, thrive in the changing world!

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
CIO, Leadership

Last week when I wrote “CIO will survive …” I received lots of thank you notes and endorsements from CIOs and others, some with vested interests; I believe that this is the best time to be a CIO; technology has become pervasive, understanding of impact universal, democratization of...

January 4, 2015  10:33 PM

CIOs will survive! New Year predictions and resolutions

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
CIO, IT trends, Leadership

With unnerving certainty as the year comes towards its end, everyone puts on their futurist hats and make profound pronouncements on what will happen. These predictions span an extremely wide range of topics which they run through; some are brave enough to review what they said at the end of every...

December 29, 2014  8:53 AM

No decision, the biggest enemy to progress

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Change management, Leadership

Case 1: It was a global RFP for a solution that had almost every solution provider pitching for the business. It was a large opportunity with the customer being one of the leaders by size in the industry. Everyone wanted to bid and put their best foot forward with local and global...

December 21, 2014  11:57 AM

If you sue the vendor, who loses?

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Business Process, Leadership

The project had all the trappings of success beyond belief; everyone was of the opinion that this would be the project that will change the way the industry uses IT, at least for this specific use case. The vendor proclaimed success in the global markets with large companies and leaders in the...

October 26, 2014  10:00 AM

Tale of 3 CIOs, people join companies, people leave their bosses

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
IT politics, Leadership

X had just completed 4 years in his role and grown to take on additional business responsibility. He had built a team which worked across business units and corporate IT on the forefront of some of the new technological innovations. Accolades came from peers and industry acknowledging his...

October 6, 2014  7:23 AM

Chief interrupted officer

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Chief Interrupted Office, Leadership

Times are getting better for most CIOs with economy looking up, growth back on the agenda, business wanting to create a digital enterprise, the hype around various technologies like Cloud, Social Media and what have you dying away. CMOs and CIOs have figured out a way to work together while CFOs...

August 25, 2014  7:13 AM

Recovery from the brink of ignominy

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta

It was the first day at work for the CIO in his new company and he was excited about the prospects; the enterprise was one of the early adopters of technology and the business was growing faster than the market. The CIO having gone through multiple rounds of interviews and battery of psychological...

August 19, 2014  3:06 PM

One or many, how many?

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta

“This is crazy but I am loving it," so said a CIO who had taken on the mantle to transform the way his company uses IT. He had been in the role for a while and his company was one of the market leaders in their chosen industry; they needed a strong dose of really good medicine to shape up the...

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