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Digital transformation brings IT and LOB together

CIOs have an opportunity to shrink the distance between technology and line of business as IT takes a leadership role with digital business initiatives.

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Managing diverse, multi-location teams

The management challenges for CIOs are only going to grow in the digital age. The question is: are they ready?

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What is an enterprise wide agile transformation and why CIOs should lead it

More CEOs are considering enterprise wide agile transformations, enabling a significant opportunity for CIOs to lead their organization’s process, culture and mindset changes.

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Measuring the value of the business analyst role

Once we see a business analyst in action, we can see the value. But how do you quantify soft skills of an enabler that helps others be more successful and deliver greater value? Let’s consider some metrics and ways to approach...

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Data governance is key to a data-driven business

Data governance isn't complicated, but its implementation requires expert advice, as well as local knowledge of the company and its peculiarities to develop a solution that brings real benefits.

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Protecting the digital economy

Our tech-addicted society has become much more vulnerable to cyberattacks, requiring CEOs to put security at the forefront of their agenda.

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How CIOs can get truly strategic...and why that matters

CIOs can earn their opportunity to advance at the strategy table, but to keep their roles, they need to make what IT does central to the business.

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How to create a data-driven culture – and why it matters

After talking to Kitty Kolding, CEO of Chrysalis Partners, it’s obvious that the companies that really respect the data stand to derive the most value from it.

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One CIO’s perspective on the people, process and technology formula for business success

According to IBM, business transformation initiatives often ignore the people aspect of change initiatives. Drew Saur, CIO of the Palmer Family of Companies has always focused on people first, process second and technology third. Saur...

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Digital transformation is about people, not technology

Digital is about technology, but the transformation is about people and motivating teams to change their mindset. Justin Wright, Americas CIO of Arcadis, explains how he handled the challenge.

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How to select a leader

Tom Peters has written that leadership “is one area in which excellent companies have been truly blessed.” In the digital age, leadership is essential for CIOs, too.

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6 practices of influential IT leaders

In an era of continual business transformation, influence is a key leadership skill to lean on —one that must be developed and honed for success.

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CIO to CEO: Next career path?

The people and process management skills required of CIOs also apply to CEO positions. Learn how they helped three driven IT leaders make the transition to senior executive.

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6 secrets of revenue-generating CIOs

Business-minded CIOs are overhauling their strategies and workplace cultures to transform IT into a profit center.

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4 things successful CIOs know about digital transformation

IDC estimates spending on digital transformation will exceed $2 trillion in 2019; 40 percent of all technology spending will be for digital transformation technologies.

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IT-business alignment is out; anticipators are winning the day

Business leaders want IT to be more than strategic partners. The goal now is for IT leaders to actually drive business opportunities -- to be innovative anticipators.

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New strategies for growth with product management

Growth requires ownership and a champion to represent your business partners. Identify a product manager and a product owner.

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