For many companies, the CIO (Chief Information Officer) is the most important figure. Answering only to the CEO, the CIO constantly plans and develops strategies based on new information technology and systems that come to light. Many of their duties include: Reworking existing business processes, identifying new tools for the enterprise and integrating software platforms and applications.
It’s not easy being a CIO, as the job always changes. Last year, the SearchCIO editorial team discussed how the role of a CIO is changing. Tell us if you agree with their analysis in the comments below.
Here are some of the most active conversations on CIO topics on ITKnowledgeExchange.com:
- If the CIO is buried in the operational out of comfort of the known, who is now accountable for innovation?
View all CIO discussions in the community.
Several ITKE bloggers have also given their insight on CIOs:
- Are you happy being a CIO? by Arun Gupta (Oh I See! Getting CIOs to view their jobs from a different angle)
Since the role of a CIO is examined on a day-to-day basis, Arun Gupta examines if CIOs are actually happy with their jobs.
- Is the new CIO role of today cultivating CEOs of the future? by Kristen Caretta (CIO Symmetry)
During the 2010 Forrester IT Forum, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns discussed why the new CIO role is changing dramatically and her process of choosing the right person for the job.
- On the job market?…What CEOs want in the CIO role by Linda Tucci (TotalCIO)
Are you a CIO looking for a job? Many experts say CEOs are looking for a ‘leader’ and ‘business partner’ when looking for a CIO.
- Why CIOs must embrace social media users by Wendy Schuchart (CIO Symmetry)
Wendy Schuchart talks about why its essential for CIOs to embrace social media users and how they can make their strategy more visible.
- Technology priorities of CEOs not lining up with those of CIOs by Christina Torode (TotalCIO)
Christina Torode looks at the technological priorities between a CIO and CEO and why they will differ heading into the future.