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The rapidly changing role of the CIO

2nd June 2015

Written by Hadley Baldwin, Partner at The Berkeley Partnership, for Computer Weekly.

The profile of the CIO is changing - but all executives need to understand technology. 

A survey by Forrester Research asked who is the most important senior leader in driving or supporting business transformation, and the top answer was the CIO – ahead even of the CEO.

The need for digital innovation to create a more customer-centric approach is clear. It means the CIO is arguably becoming the most important role in many companies. And it is also one of the fastest changing – something that CIOs need to very quickly get to grips with.

As Computer Weekly wrote recently: “IT departments have yet to grasp the way they have to change.”

If you are a CIO and spend most of your time thinking about enterprise resource planning (ERP) programmes, datacentres, networks and driving down operating costs, your world may be about to change. 

The full article can be viewed here.


As the CIO role evolves into one of leadership and people management, social and emotional intelligence will become necessary requisites for the job.

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