CIO Role

Why The C-suite Must Talk Tech, Now

Guest post by Gerard Verweij Most C-suite executives aren’t accustomed to collaborating with each other on technology strategy and execution. It might seem awkward, unnecessary and burdensome for the CIO to bring in multiple C-suite colleagues like the Chief Legal Officer or Chief Human Resources Officer, for example. However, they need to get used to […] MORE

August 13, 2015

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A New Year, A New CIO

As we ring in a new year, enterprises are reaching a technology tipping point. According to our Digital IQ survey, almost 50% of technology spending is outside of the CIO’s budget. This data begs the question: is it possible for CIOs to continue to influence how the enterprise is leveraging technology? The short answer is […] MORE

January 20, 2015

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One Simple Solution to Unite the CIO and CMO

Why can’t CIOs and CMOs just get along? Based on my experience, there is one primary reason why their relationship is adversarial: the CIO and CMO can’t agree on who is responsible for what, so they are perpetually trampling on each other’s toes. Our 2014 Digital IQ study identified a strong CIO-CMO partnership as one […] MORE

June 17, 2014

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Digital Enterprise or Digital Front Office?

CIO Magazine’s latest State of the CIO report tells us that only 25% of 722 CIOs surveyed think that their IT organization is positioned as true business colleagues within the rest of their organizations.  This dismal positioning is consistent with PwC’s Digital IQ findings that show that only a quarter of companies put IT at […] MORE

January 06, 2014

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2 Imperatives for the Digital CIO

It’s been an exciting few years of football for my alma matter Texas A&M.  With the introduction of a new head coach came a new offensive scheme, known as the Air Raid, which is a type of spread offense noted for using many creative formations with receivers and different players in the backfield, short and […] MORE

October 17, 2013

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Is Your CIO Your CDO?

One analyst reports that by 2015 25% of companies will have a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) who resides outside of the IT department and is responsible for driving the digitization of research and development, marketing, customer service and the creation of new products and services. Before you create this new role and contact your favorite […] MORE

May 14, 2013

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PwC’s CIO/CMO Roundtable with Geoffrey Moore

Guest Post by Ted Shelton On a recent evening in Silicon Valley, PwC hosted the well-known author <a title=”Geoffrey Moore” href=””>Geoffrey Moore</a> and 15 CIOs and CMOs from some of the leading Bay Area <a title=”PwC Technology Sector Practice” href=””>global technology firms</a>. Over dinner Geoffrey led a spirited conversation on the new challenges that CIOs […] MORE

February 12, 2013

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2013: The Year of the CIO

CIOs stand at a crossroads as we head into 2013. Many of them have a choice to make. They can retreat to the back-office or reach out to business units and began to partner with them on customer-facing innovation and revenue generation. Many CIOs I know will choose to breakout of the IT department mindset […] MORE

January 09, 2013

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The Next Power Pairing: CIO and HRO

Guest post by Amaresh Tripathy and Zack Capozzi Many CIOs haven’t given much thought to the human resources department, but maybe they should. Here’s why: Talent management deficits are derailing CEO plans. In the PwC 2012 global CEO survey, one in four CEOs said, because of talent challenges, they couldn’t pursue a market opportunity or […] MORE

December 07, 2012

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Survey: What Global CEOs Want from Technology

We recently peered into the minds of CEOs with operations in Asia Pacific to explore their priorities and pain points as part of this year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. The over 370 business leaders who responded to PwC’s 2012 APEC CEO Survey are hungry to harness the growth potential of the region. We asked […] MORE

September 14, 2012

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