Business Innovation or IT Innovation?

Business Innovation or IT Innovation – Video Blog Transcript In the most recent issue of Sloan Management Review, Sloan introduced a new study they are doing along with IBM called the New Intelligent Enterprise. In the study, they surveyed 3000 executives and asked them for their top priority over the next two years. They didn’t […] MORE

October 05, 2010

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How a CIO Can Help Improve America’s Education

I love the Ocean’s movies, although the middle one was pretty weak.  In Ocean’s Thirteen, there is a scene in which Danny Ocean (Clooney) catches Rusty Ryan (Pitt) watching Oprah with a tear in his eye – all while enjoying a nice glass of red.  Funny stuff.  But I have to admit that I just […] MORE

September 30, 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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Business Change Management Using Weak Signals

A Fortune 500 company embarks on an ambitious program to implement a Master Data Management solution. Three years and a $100M later, executive leadership decides that too much money has been sunk into the program and the anticipated objectives have not been realized. The program is shut down... MORE

August 02, 2010

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CIO Dashboard Blog – 1st Anniversary

Today is the one-year anniversary of the CIO Dashboard blog! I appreciate all of the advice, encouragement and interaction throughout and am especially thankful for: My Diamond Colleagues, Adam Gutstein, John Sviokla, Dean Nicolacakis, Paul Blase, David Moon and Devin Henkel, who have supplied encouragement, ideas, coaching, support and a few typo catches too CIO/IT […] MORE

March 31, 2010

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CIO Leadership Stories – Lead By Example

This is the second of three leadership stories I’ve been reflecting on aided by the brisk mountain air during Spring Break last week.  If you missed it, here is the first story about learning to ski and learning to learn.  I hope these stories provide some inspiration for you and your teams. Helmets Are A […] MORE

March 29, 2010

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CIO Leadership Stories – Learning to Learn

My family and I just returned from a week long spring break trip to Colorado.  I’m very thankful for the opportunity to take a long break, as it’s great to spend that much time with family and friends, and it is also a good recharge.  Also, several hours on ski lifts provide some good thinking […] MORE

March 22, 2010

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4 Tiring IT Truisms

I’ve spent the last several weeks thinking a lot about the enterprise collaboration and enterprise 2.0 space given increasing interest by our clients.  One of my colleagues sent along a link to a related post about Enterprise 2.0 adoption.  The summary is much appreciated.  What I don’t appreciate as much is the use of generic […] MORE

March 03, 2010

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