CIO: Digitaler Evangelist, Modernisierer und Produktentwickler

Die Einen reden vom Niedergang des CIO und dem immer mächtigeren Einfluss der Geschäftsbereiche. Wenn der CIO aber das Thema Digitale Transformationen angeht, bleibt er im berühmten „Driver Seat“:

As their business counterparts become more engaged in digital, many CIOs are pursuing a multi-year career path that will lead them into one (or more) of three emerging roles.

1. Digital Evangelist. The first step for many CIOs is to help the rest of the company’s leadership team understand and embrace digitization’s potential. …

2. Modernizer. If done well, the role of digital evangelist is a transitory one that requires less time from the CIO as business leaders become digitally savvy and the momentum of digital transformation picks up. …

3. Productizer. An alternative path for CIOs may open up in companies that are selling digital products or services to end customers for the first time. …

Source: Brilliant Future or Slow Decline? Digitization Changes the CIO Role – InformationWeek

Und viele CIOs sind auf dem Weg.

The real-world experience of CIOs shows that many are already working toward these career paths. According to our 2016 survey of IT leaders at 55 organizations globally, 53 percent of CIOs are traditional systems providers today, 28 percent are evangelists, 20 percent are making a start as modernizers, and 6 percent as productizers. Our analysis shows that by 2020, only 16 percent will still be systems providers, but half will be evangelists, and many of those will also be acting as modernizers or productizers.

Source: Brilliant Future or Slow Decline? Digitization Changes the CIO Role – InformationWeek

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