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As the role of CIO evolves, do you think more young people will have aspirations to assume that position?

People outside of IT don't run over to congratulate you the way they would if you were in sales and you just got us quota for the quarter. There are some glamor projects when we implement new technology, or a business process automation that reduces cost and increases customer satisfaction. But unfortunately, when there's a cool, new technology that has the potential to deliver strategic business impact, that's often when the CEO, CFO and COO get Deloitte, Accenture or KPMG to come in and figure it out. The IT group will still be involved, but they're less likely to be in that strategic role. I don’t think any CIO would say, "I hope my son or daughter grows up to be a CIO." Even if they just elected a career in IT, I'd have to ask them, "Really? Have you thought this through?" 

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People outside of IT don't run over to congratulate you the way they would if you were in sales and you just got us quota for the quarter. There are some glamor projects when we implement new technology, or a business process automation that reduces cost and increases customer satisfaction. But unfortunately, when there's a cool, new technology that has the potential to deliver strategic business impact, that's often when the CEO, CFO and COO get Deloitte, Accenture or KPMG to come in and figure it out. The IT group will still be involved, but they're less likely to be in that strategic role. I don’t think any CIO would say, "I hope my son or daughter grows up to be a CIO." Even if they just elected a career in IT, I'd have to ask them, "Really? Have you thought this through?" 
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Agree with the others - the role likely will change even more significantly over their lifetime then it has the last 20 years.
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