But it wasn’t always like this – in fact, the role of the CIO has changed very quickly from being a board member representing a cost centre as IT hardware and software needed cyclical updating, to the person right at the heart of the company’s innovation and competitive advantage.
The CIO now represents a resource centre on the board.
This change has happened quickly, as the true potential of the connected enterprises unfolds. Any CIO worthy of the title is taking a lead role in their company’s journey, but digital transformation is not solely the responsibility of the CIO. In fact, while assuming a share of responsibility, it’s important for CIOs to take a consultative approach that includes the rest of the C-suite, the rest of the staff, and a whole external ecosystem of trusted partners.