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Boards Should Appoint Top-Flight CIOs and CTOs as Nonexecutive Directors

Published: 03 January 2019

ID: G00376078

Analyst(s): Mark Raskino


Digital disruption of industries should cause boards of directors to infuse more technology wisdom into their ranks, but our research shows it’s lacking. CIOs can change that.

Table Of Contents


  • Digital Business Is Becoming a Material, Ongoing, Board-Level Issue in Most Industries
  • All Over the World, Boards Have a Deficiency of C-Level Tech Experience Within Their Ranks
  • If Appointed as NEDs, Top-Flight CIOs and CTOs Can Help Fill That Talent Gap
  • Through Collective and Individual Supply-and-Demand Actions, CIOs Can Change the Situation
    • How to Correct the CIO Board Member Shortfall From the Demand Side
    • How to Correct This Shortfall From the Supply Side
    • Becoming Board-Ready
    • Becoming Board-Appointment-Visible and Sought
  • Final Recommendations

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