Today’s CIOs are reshaping the enterprise. Organizations wrestling with digital transformation and seeking to become more data-driven find CIOs at the forefront, leading IT through the wide variety of changes required to drive and deliver innovation, build resiliency and work with stakeholders to create business value.
Many IT leaders whose organizations have won the CIO 100 Award in IT Excellence for their efforts say the key to IT success is a laser focus on culture change, collaboration and business alignment.
True digital transformation requires significant changes to business processes and shakeups in both skill mixes and roles. Many IT leaders say technology is the easy part; driving changes to the way people work is often the hardest facet of any transformation. Today’s IT success requires deep collaboration with business stakeholders and subject matter experts, and an ability to ensure teams stay focused on solving business problems rather than championing technology for its own sake.
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