CIO Survey

Putting CIOs in the business transformation driving seat

CIOs are in a unique position of influence within organisations, but many find themselves stuck making repairs or ordering laptops. Here’s how three CIOs make sure they participate in transformation.

06 January 2014

Forrester’s report ‘The CIO’s role in business transformation’ makes the point that nearly all business transformations today are technologydependent and focus on breaking traditional silos. “These are high-risk, high-complexity projects that require knowledge of technology, business processes and culture change. CIOs are in a unique position to exploit their knowledge of both business and technology to influence or even drive the direction of the transformation,” the report states.

Brainstorm spoke to three CIOs about whether they feel they are participating in or contributing to business transformation within their organisations, and what equips them to deal with the demands for knowledge of business process and culture change that go along with this.

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