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What's more important for a CIO to have? Technical background or business background

What's more important for a CIO to have? Technical background or business background

Top Comment: Both technical and business is important, but technical background is more important, as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) you b. View poll results (178 responses)

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Techical background57%
Business background43%
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Anonymous Author
Both technical and business is important, but technical background is more important, as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) you better know technology.
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Anonymous Author
WADR. it is not one or the other. A CIO to be successful, needs both.
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Anonymous Author
You have to have both, Technical to understand your team and speak to them on their terms, but business minded to translate the technical jargon into business sense. You also have to be more strategic in your role as the CIO
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Anonymous Author
CIOs mean a lot of different things, so industry and levels matter, no wrong answers here. For me though, any c suite leader needs to bring a lot to the table - technical excellence, business acumen, and much more. I think the one missing from more CIOs is the business background or understanding. They must lead the business, and fewer know how to do this as well as they do run the technical aspects. Invest in bringing more to the role!
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