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Leadership Development Module 6, Chapter 6: The Future CIO

Published: 26 February 2016

ID: G00301021

Analyst(s): John Mahoney, Colleen Young


IT is now a driver of enterprise strategic change and a prerequisite for it. As a result, the critical success factors for the CIO role are undergoing a transformative shift.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
    • Trends That Set the Context for CIO Futures
  • The Emerging CIO Role Differs From Its Historical Convention
    • IT's Future Role in Your Enterprise
    • Taking Stock
  • Behaviors and Skills That CIOs Must Adopt
  • Actions for Establishing Personal Viability in Relation to the New Role Requirements
    • Change Habitual Behaviors
    • Upgrade the IT Organization
    • Expand Technology and Process Knowledge
  • Toward the Next Step: The Ultra-CIO
    • Recommendations for New and Aspiring CIOs About the Future of the CIO Role

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