Bolstering The Impact of Today’s CIO in a Changing Business and Technological Environment

Chief Information Officers who expect to continue to play an influential role in the executive suite of their organizations will have to:

• Be seen as proactive and engaged enablers of change in today’s dynamic business environment;

• Anticipate user requirements and emerging technological capabilities;

• Move beyond today’s traditional “command and control” IT management culture; and

• Step even earlier into the process of influencing the priorities that more traditional executive leadership positions have set for their organizations.

These were among the conclusions of a series of executive gatherings held across the United States during the second half of 2012 and the first quarter of 2013.

Over 130 senior technology executives participated in a series of roundtable discussion held by Dell Services and moderated by CIO magazine. The events were held in Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York City, Austin, TX, and Chicago.

The roundtable discussion series – led by Jim Stikeleather, Chief Innovation Officer for Dell Services – explored the rapidly evolving role of the CIO in today’s business environment. The series is part of a broader initiative by Dell Services to document, analyze and frame response options for CIOs in the face of key changes in the business, technological, social and economic environment.

The CIOs who participated in the roundtable represented a broad cross sectors of the market, including:

• Financial Services
• Government Agencies (Federal, State and Local)
• High-Technology
• Manufacturing
• Telecommunications
• Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
• Professional Services
• Research & Academia.

For a detailed analysis of the proceedings, including verbatim responses to discussion points and a survey analysis of key areas in which CIOs plan to make operational adjustments, click here.

About lcooper

Lane Cooper has over 20 years of experience as a researcher, reporter and editor analyzing the business and technology industry. On average, Lane meets with 600 CIOs and senior enterprise executives every year to understand the impact of evolving technological developments on organizations of all sizes across all industries. He has organized and moderated many live and online events and works with a variety of high-tech organizations to ensure that information is presented in a context that is useful to an audience of sophisticated technology buyers and implementers. He is a Contributing Content Partner to CIO Magazine, Network World and Computerworld. Other news services and magazines that have carried his by-line include: Voice Report, Network World, Byte Magazine, TechWeb, Optimize, Information Week, Telephony, Communications Week, ComWeek International, and Enterprise Systems Journal. He lives in Washington DC, where he is the Editorial Director of BizTechReports, an independent reporting agency that analyzes user trends in business technology.

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