Published: 19 February 2019
Analyst(s): Graham Waller, Jenny Beresford, Christie Struckman
Digital transformation is creating leadership gaps in the C-suite. Leading CIOs are stepping up to business leadership beyond I&T and moving beyond the functional CIO role by cultivating their entrepreneurial bent, acting as business leaders first and technologists second, and building credibility.
External to Your Business
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Appendix: Tolerance of Ambiguity Scale
Appendix: Interviewees’ Career Paths: Selected Highlights From Functional CIO to Business Leader
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