The Changing Role of the CIO


A colleague in the USA, Phil Weinzimer, is writing a book on the strategic CIO. The title is The Strategic CIO: Changing the Dynamics of the Business Enterprise and the publisher is Taylor and Francis-CRC Press. The book will be available in early 2014. Phil has interviewed 100 CIOs, IT Leaders, and Business Executives as part of his research. The key value of the book is the insights and experiences from these business executives. The main theme of the book is how CIOs are fundamentally changing the dynamics of the business enterprise to drive business value through the strategic use of information enabled by technology, using a four-phase transformation methodology (see diagram at end of email). The forward will be written by three CIOs (Robert Carter-Fedex; Filippo Passerini-Proctor and Gamble; and Jim Stikeleather-Chief Innovation Officer at Dell)

The book includes a concluding chapter with results of a one-question survey from IT and Business Leaders for their insights on The Changing Role of the CIO. 

The survey is simple and should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.
a. The survey identifies four categories that will dramatically impact the role of the CIO.
b. Respondents prioritize these categories in order of importance
c. Provide a brief (1-3 sentence) statement for each category as to its importance in the changing role of the CIO.

The survey can be accessed below and the four-phase transformation methodology highlighted in the book is also below.

image I have offered to give him some Australian perspectives and would be pleased if you were willing to participate in the survey.