Technology is changing everything, and the rate that technology is changing is accelerating and will never be this slow again. CIOs must identify and capitalize on trends that are driving significant change. IT leaders must understand that data is the epicenter of digital transformation and that making data actionable is the new calling of IT professionals.
Yet, another developing trend complicates this. Business leaders are increasingly driving IT decisions, requiring a new type of IT leadership to align with these business decisions. Moreover, businesses are increasingly interconnected through people and things. The rapid expansion of these digital ecosystems makes the management, protection and proliferation of an organization’s data a daunting task. Staying the traditional course will at best make you a laggard, but will more likely end your business and your career.