CEOs trying to accelerate digital business transformation have their strongest business partner already sitting at the decision-making table: their chief information officer (CIO).
A transformational CIO can align the C-suite on digital strategy, facilitate change across the enterprise, and use emerging and proven technologies to innovate and drive agility.
Pivotal Role of CIO
CIOs are well-positioned to lead digital transformation and to design operating models that leverage data for deeper insights. The CIO:
- Is at the centre of the convergence between operations technology (OT) and information technology (IT).
- Likely has spearheaded other enterprise-wide efforts, such as ERP deployment.
- Can bring transformation to scale through emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotics, automation, and virtual and augmented reality.