As the new CIO, your first priority – even before creating an IT roadmap – is to open the lines of communication and make sure your team understands you’re not there to “rip out the rug from under them,” says Linda Stevenson.
A technology roadmap does much more than provide direction; if executed well, it can help leaders more effectively prioritize, communication, and ensure alignment with strategic objectives, says CIO Michael Saad.
One of the biggest gaps when it comes to cybersecurity strategies? Incident response, says Erik Decker, who believes most plans are focused too much on reaction, and not enough on proactive measures.
As optimization becomes a higher priority — and the demand for technology increase — CIOs are being caught in the middle, according to an Impact Advisors report that identified key leadership priorities.
If attendees from the previous CMIO Leadership Academy expect the same content, you’re in for a big surprise, says George Reynolds, who talks about the “entirely new” program being offered in 2018.