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Who’s in Charge of Digital?

Only 6% of companies have appointed a Chief Digital Officer to chart a course for digital transformation, according to PwC’s 2015 Chief Digital Officer Study. The problem isn’t the lack of CDOs, but the scarcity of digital leadership. Overhauling an organization for the digital age is a daunting task. This leader must oversee the transition […] MORE

January 19, 2016

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Closing the Expectations Gap

Guest Post by Louie Ehrlich, President Chevron Information Technology Company, and CIO, Chevron Corp. Note: This is the second in a series, check out part 1 first – The Journey of a Business Strategist CIO In my last post, I mentioned that the third step in moving towards the “business strategist” CIO is elevating the […] MORE

October 25, 2010

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The Journey of a Business Strategist CIO

Guest Post by Louie Ehrlich, President Chevron Information Technology Company, and CIO, Chevron Corp. The CIO Executive Council developed the Future State CIO® program in 2007 because we wanted to define the future of the CIO role, rather than letting the future define us as CIOs. We’ve seen a lot of progress and believe that […] MORE

September 28, 2010

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CIO Guest Blog Series – The CIO’s Journey

The CIO Executive Council is a great champion of the CIO’s cause.  This year, the group is focusing on how to navigate the journey CIOs must follow to move through the three stages of the CIO role: functional head, transformation leader and, ultimately, business strategist. The Council’s vision is of a “The Future-State CIO®” who: […] MORE

September 27, 2010

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A CIO’s Own Learning and Development Plan

An article in the latest Fast Company describes “How TED Became the New Harvard – Only Bigger.”  TED and Harvard are certainly not the same kinds of animals, but TED has introduced us to a broad set of ideas and is delivering them in brand new ways.  After watching the videos from afar, I’m planning […] MORE

August 19, 2010

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The Customer Information Officer

Jack Cassidy, Cincinnati Bell’s CEO spoke to a group of CIOs the other night about the CEO’s perspective of the CIO and I was lucky to attend. In a friendly but direct way, he provided a “swift kick in the pants” to the audience (yes, swift kick in the pants is something my dad says). […] MORE

June 10, 2010

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Will the CIO Lose the C?

co-authored with John Sviokla There is some disturbing new data for the role of the CIO.  Thomas Wailgum of CIO.com says, “Given the… warning signs, it’s easy to speculate that the CIO’s role and the department’s sovereign power might be slip-sliding away.”  Half of our 2010 PwC Digital IQ Survey respondents said that more than […] MORE

April 01, 2010

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CIO Careers: Learning from System Quarterbacks

Kyle Field at Texas A&M Photo by StuSeeger After an embarrassing loss to Kansas State last weekend, my Texas A&M football team responded with a resounding whooping (that’s a Texas term) of the Texas Tech Red Raiders Saturday in Lubbock, racking up a 52-30 victory.  This is a big win for our program, for sure. […] MORE

October 28, 2009

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Do CIOs Develop Leaders Like NCAA Coaches?

by Chris Curran, with research by Michael Mariani I am very passionate about coaching team sports and have been a basketball player most of my life. So, I read with great interest a recent MIT Sloan Management Review article, What Can Managers Learn From College Basketball? There are three very interesting points: 1.  That the […] MORE

May 05, 2009

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CIO Tenure: What is Wrong (if Anything)?

Along with IT project failure rates, the average time a CIO stays with a company is one of the most often quoted metrics in our trade. Recent studies cite that 1 in 4 CIOs are fired for poor performance and CIO’s have an average tenure of 4.4 years. These don’t seem to bode well for […] MORE

April 22, 2009

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