Sometimes the best way to prepare for the CIO role is to step outside of it, says Ryan Smith. In this interview, he talks about his first days at Intermountain, and the “huge opportunity we have to leverage data, business intelligence tools, analytics to make transformative changes.”
One of the valuable lessons learned during the Covid-19 pandemic? When IT is able to tune out the noise and remain “singularly focused” on strategic initiatives, great things can be accomplished, says CIO John Kravitz.
Unlike long-term strategies, a short-term plan enables organizations to pivot quickly “because you don’t have that foothold in place that’s keeping you from turning,” says Craig Richardville, who talks about the importance of agility in today’s environment.
As organizations start to emerge from Covid-19 and look toward the future, foundational technology and operational excellence will rise to the top of the CIO’s priority list. But data security remains king, says David Chou.
When a pandemic hits, it’s not just the IT strategy that goes out the window, but the list of responsibilities tied to each role, says CIO Michael Mistretta, who talks about how Virginia Health Center responded to Covid-19.