Now more than ever, the CIO needs to be someone who can “help the rest of the organization understand the limits and the reality of technology,” says Gary Light, and bridge the gap between what we want and what we need.
One of the reasons being a consultant is such good preparation for the CIO role is that the two are actually very similar, says Shane Pilcher, who says both are expected to broadly bring a level of expertise to any area.
The key to driving change when you’re the new CIO? Knowing when to push and when to pull back, says Bill Bishop, who discusses the importance of remaining transparent and maintaining strong vendor relationships.
The most important characteristic in a team member isn’t technology acumen, but ability to communicate effectively and adapt to change, says CIO Skip Rollins.
Thinking about going out on your own? Having recently took the leap, John Mason talks about how he knew the time was right to fly solo, and what he has found to be the keys to success with his new venture.