The CIO role is expanding quickly. No longer a tactical leader supporting the IT stack, the CIO has become a pivotal co-creator with business leaders. With so much at stake and on their plates, IT leaders need a dependable second-in-command, someone who can offer advice, handle critical IT, business and personnel tasks and, most importantly, be ready to take the helm when the need arises.
Finding a trusty No. 2 isn’t easy, however. The job requires a deep IT and business skillset, plus the ability to provide counsel and direction to the CIO or CTO, as well as to IT team members.
Here are seven key attributes to look for when selecting a deputy IT leader.
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