Tech & Science RISE OF THE CIO: How the digital revolution is changing the role and making it a critical part of the C-suite

17:55  14 february  2020
17:55  14 february  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

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The Digital Revolution is the shift from mechanical and analogue electronic technology to digital electronics which began anywhere from the late 1950s to the late 1970s with the adoption and proliferation of digital computers and digital record keeping that continues to the present day.

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  • Chief information officers are no longer just leading teams in charge of back-office tasks like network security.
  • Increasingly, they are spearheading tech overhauls impacting the whole company, from the IT department to human resources.
  • The added responsibilities means CIOs need to be much more visible within organisations and employ new leadership tactics to get buy in from rank-and-file employees.
  • Business Insider is giving readers first-hand insight from CIOs of some of the largest US companies on how they are managing the shifting role.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

No longer are chief information officers regulated to back-office tasks like making sure networks are up and running.

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How is the changing role of the CIO playing out on the job? Modern CIOs understand how digital technology 3C-level partnerships are a critical aspect of the changing CIO role . One of the biggest role changes for At the same time, the C - suite has also seen a proliferation of IT executive roles

The chief information officer is a role that has grown substantially in stature over the past few years. So what comes next for these tech executives? The Wall Street Journal’s Nikki Waller spoke with Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures and co-founder of Sun Microsystems, about the position of CIOs

Now, they are guiding corporations through sweeping digital overhauls that are impacting every department, from IT to human resources. But with that added responsibility comes the need for tech chiefs to learn new leadership skills and rethink common misconceptions, like how important culture is to the workplace.

Business Insider is putting subscribers in the minds of the CIOs leading those efforts to learn what makes them tick and how they're dealing with the changing duties of the role.

Turning tech sceptics into evangelists:

The 2 skills the CIO of IBM's Red Hat says tech chiefs need to develop right now to combat employee resistance to digital overhauls

Turning mistakes into learning lessons:

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But how has this affected the pivotal relationship between the CIO and the security function? The increased interest from the C - suite has also led to a change in perception of the CISO; no Publicis’s Langford insists there must be clarity around the scope of responsibility of each role and , critically

Chief information officer ( CIO ), chief digital information officer (CDIO) or information technology ( IT ) director, is a job title commonly given to the most senior executive in an enterprise who works with

Elevating the tech team:

The 4 steps CIOs must take to turn any company's IT department into a rock star team nobody takes for granted

Turning innovation on its head:

The Salesforce CIO who's redefined what innovation means at the $US142 billion software giant shares the mindset CEOs should adopt to find success in the digital age

The breaking point for digital efforts:

CarMax's CIO says culture is more of an impediment than technology for organisations pursuing a digital overhaul. Here's how he managed the shift at the nation's largest used car retailer.

Breaking up the boys' club:

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Getting buy-in from employees:

Nationwide's CIO on the 2 career tips that should guide any leader overseeing a company's digital overhaul

How to earn the top spot:

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At the Landmark CIO Summit in New York City, Frederic Veron of Fannie Mae described the changing role of the CIO , and their role in digital transformation.

CIO : How has the job description for a CISO changed over the last five to ten years? Ensure direct engagement of the CEO in the recruitment process - A strong message of strategic commitment Board and C - Suite Exposure - CISOs must maintain a consistent presence with the board and

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Training engineers to think like end-users:

The CIO at $US32 billion Autodesk uses Amazon's 'working-backward' approach to solve a persistent problem with tech projects. Here's how it works.

Starting off with a bang:

Nationwide's CIO on how to succeed in the first 90 days on the job, and why you shouldn't be afraid to make mistakes

Priming CIOs for the CEO spot:

'Everything is up for disruption': Why MuleSoft's founder thinks the digital revolution could lead more CIOs to become CEOs

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