The entrepreneurial CIO achieves results by building a new business, taking revenue responsibility and changing the rules of industry competition. Leading CIOs recognize this emerging role as an opportunity to contribute substantially to business outcomes.
- CIOs are achieving entrepreneurial outcomes
- Pursue an entrepreneurial environment that embraces the business and IT
- Create an entrepreneurial CIO—and entrepreneurial IT—road map
CIOs Are Achieving Entrepreneurial Outcomes
- Entrepreneurial CIOs take responsibility for revenue performance
- Entrepreneurial CIOs focus on building new businesses
- Finding new business ideas
- Entrepreneurial CIOs seek to redefine the rules of competition for an industry
Pursue an entrepreneurial environment that embraces the business and IT
- CIO closeness to senior management is a critical success factor
- Master leadership, culture and risk
- Manage the “burn rate”
- Ensure that the IT organization is productive, to maximize leverage
Create an entrepreneurial CIO—and entrepreneurial IT—road map
- Assess your entrepreneurial maturity, identifying gaps in your skill set
- Assess the enterprise’s entrepreneurial maturity and associated gaps
- Make corporate ambition a target
- Build a “from/change/to” framework for action plans and priorities
- Baker Hughes—The expanding CIO role: From business solutions to new business revenue
- DrugstoreCo—Giving business responsibility to the CIO and letting him run with it
- Maruti Suzuki—Working in rather than with the business, a CIO changes the rules of competition
- Reliance Capital—CEO to CIO: “We need you to build a new business”
- TelecomCo—Focusing on the big picture while moving to CIO 2.0
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