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The Essential CIO: Insights from IBM’s Global Chief Information Officer Study (2011)

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Bob's blog entries “Capitalizing on Complexity: Insights from the [2010] Global Chief Executive Officer Study” IBM Institute for Business Value innovating with technology for organizational success technology leaders helping their organizations adapt to the accelerating change and complexity that mark today’s competitive and economic landscap the challenges and opportunities from increasing complexity The Essential CIO: Insights from IBM’s Global Chief Information Officer Study (2011

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 11/26/12)

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I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS The Complete Executive Karen Wright Harder Than I Thought Robert D. Austin, Richard L. Nolan, and Shannon O’Donnell HR Strategic Project Management SPOMP Leon M. Hielkema INTERVIEWS Matthew E. May: Second Interview, Part 1, by Bob [.]. Bob's blog entries "Does Management Really Work?" "How

How to Lead Massive Change: An Interview with Lockheed Martin CIO Sondra Barbour

Next Level Blog

Sondra Barbour is the chief information officer and senior vice president of enterprise business services at Lockheed Martin. She’s a company veteran and change leader who has taken on increasingly responsible positions over the course of her career. I spoke with her recently about what she’s learned along the way. Some of the highlights from our conversation include: Leading Massive. Click headline to continue.

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Target’s Fall Guy: Is Your Board Prepared?

N2Growth Blog

Others say, the breach came through the magnetic stripe on the back of your credit card which stores data and personal information. Personal and private information found its way into the hands of those who have no reason to possess it and are motivated by objectionable ambitions. Rather it indicates a true technologist in the form of a Chief Technology or Chief Information Officer. By Patricia Lenkov. Chair, Executive Search, N2growth.

Digital Media and the Future of Your Leadership – Video

Modern Servant Leader

So, I’m sitting across from the Chief Financial Officer of a major organization and he’s going on about the next director he plans to fire. As the Chief Information Officer for the organization, it’s my unfortunate responsibility to support his behaviors.

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Turning Those Flabby Abs Into That Sexy Six-Pack

Marshall Goldsmith

“Don, our CEO, has been hearing some serious grumbling about Bill, our chief information officer,” she groaned. I don’t watch much TV. But on a recent Saturday morning, I found myself channel-surfing for about 15 minutes. I was amazed at how many of the ads were about getting in shape. Here are some of the exact phrases I heard: “Six-second abs.” ” “Easy shaper.” ” “Incredible — a miracle!”

A WUP Upside The Head: 1.5

Steve Farber

You were the chief information officer of Maritime and Son?” I said CIO, not chief information officer. I was the clear insight officer, is what I was. Chapter 7. Cam just about swallowed his tongue.

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How Companies Say They’re Using Big Data

Harvard Business Review

” Survey respondents included Presidents, Chief Information Officers, Chief Analytics Officers, Chief Marketing Officers, and Chief Data Officers representing 50 industry giants, including American Express, Capital One, Disney, Ford Motors, General Electric, JP Morgan, MetLife, Nielsen, Turner Broadcasting, United Parcel Service, and USAA. Laura Schneider for HBR.

A Consultant’s Guide to Difficult Client Feedback

Harvard Business Review

During one of my very first consulting assignments, a colleague and I interviewed direct reports of the Chief Information Officer of a chemical company about improving project execution.

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In Defense of Meetings

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Douglas Merrill, the former Chief Information Officer at Google reveals that one reason behind the free food is that it encourages Googlers to sit down, interact with others outside their department and share what they are working on, what problems they’ve encountered and what counsel they can give to others in the Googleplex. No one is a fan of meetings anymore.

The New CTO: Chief Transformation Officer

Harvard Business Review

In a recent article , I suggested that the role of the CIO needs to shift from Chief Information Officer to a Chief Innovation Officer, due to the massive, rapid, multiple technology-driven transformations that are occurring today.

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The Dangerous Tension Between CMOs and CIOs

Harvard Business Review

For their part, IT executives believe marketers make promises they can''t keep and do not provide them with adequate information on business requirements. Identify the CMO as the "Chief Experience Officer."

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Is Your Company Using Employee Data Ethically?

Harvard Business Review

With the emergence of new information technologies, corporations can now amass and analyze unprecedented volumes of unstructured data — the data created by humans, such as the text contained in company documents, email, instant messaging, and social media. Today’s technology can gather all relevant information on the matter and present a complete analysis so that management can respond effectively and in a timely way. Potter Stewart, justice of the U.S.

6 Ways to Keep Good Ideas from Dying at Your Company

Harvard Business Review

“We’re working on the problems that haven’t arrived yet,” says executive director Kyle Nel, who reports to the company’s chief information officer. At Dell, chief innovation officer Jim Stikeleather says that selling an edgy new idea or technological approach to internal constituents gets much easier when external constituencies are already up to speed or even already eager to get their hands on it.

The Ballooning Executive Team

Harvard Business Review

CFOs were the first functional chiefs to join, followed in the 1980s by Chief Strategy Officers (CSOs). The 1990s saw the appearance of Chief Information Officers, Chief Marketing Officers and others.

Just Using Big Data Isn’t Enough Anymore

Harvard Business Review

The survey gathers perspectives from a small but influential group of executives — chief information officers, chief data officers, and senior business and technology leaders of Fortune 1000 firms.

Marketing’s New Digital Role Is Shortchanging IT

Harvard Business Review

Once a realm defined by its creative expression, trade shows, and glossy literature, marketing has instead become the place in the organization that pulls together all of the information necessary to find, sell to, and serve the customer effectively and efficiently. This shift blurs the lines of control as supply chain, customer relationship management, and other data systems become subordinate sources for information critical to marketing success. Every revolution has its vanguard.

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11 Ways Big Companies Undermine Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Chief executives and business unit leaders weave the word innovation into their PowerPoints, hoping it will magically yield better product ideas, or miraculous improvements to existing processes. Seeking more influence and power, the company’s Chief Information Officer has altered his title, becoming Chief Innovation Officer. In centuries past, explorers searched for the legendary city of El Dorado, where everything was made of gold.

Your Biggest Cybersecurity Weakness Is Your Phone

Harvard Business Review

In our Tech Pro Research survey of chief information officers, technology executives, and IT employees, 45% of respondents saw mobile devices as the weak spot in their company’s defenses. Educating upper management is a different task for information technology executives. Back up information to cloud services, and store as little as possible on the device. Mobile devices are one of the weakest links in corporate security.

Are We Asking Too Much of Our CIOs?

Harvard Business Review

But too many organizations are stretching their Chief Information Officers (CIO) too thin. Chief "Integration" Officer: Bringing together internal and external data and systems. Chief "Innovation" Officer: Looking for disruptive technologies to drive innovation.

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Smarter Marketing: The New Partnership for the CMO and CIO

Harvard Business Review

As technology expands the way that marketing is understood, led, and practiced, there are exciting new opportunities for Chief Marketing Officers and Chief Information Officers to drive growth by collaborating and transforming their organizations.

Marketers, Let Your Egos Go

Harvard Business Review

You could practically hear the Chief Marketing Officer''s bodies hitting the floor in March of last year when the research firm Gartner reported that by 2017, a Chief Marketing Office will be spending more on IT than the Chief Information Officer.

The Building Blocks of Successful Corporate IT

Harvard Business Review

The job of Chief Information Officer has never exactly been easy. If they work for a service firm, it''s probably seeking new revenue from information-based differentiation. IT management Information & technology Strategy

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Is Anyone Really Responsible for Your Company's Data Security?

Harvard Business Review

Protecting a company''s critical information is a value proposition. Losing that kind of information can mean a plunge in stock price and market share. So who''s responsible for information security in your company? Information & technology Managing uncertainty Risk management

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The Seven Skills You Need to Thrive in the C-Suite

Harvard Business Review

One consultant described the search for a chief information officer in these terms: “Whereas technical expertise was previously paramount, these competencies [being sought today] are more about leadership skills than technical ones.”

What I Learned from Leading a Tunisian Ministry During the Arab Spring

Harvard Business Review

I was asked to be Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Information & Communication Technologies. Though it may sound a little frivolous, given the seriousness of our mandate, we got out of the office and did outdoor team building exercises. vincent tsui FOR HBR.

What CEOs Can Learn From the Goddess of Vision

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Reply forever young lyrics May 18, 2010 at 3:16 pm Thanks for sharing this post, I found this article while searching for some information on SQL, thoughtful comments and good points made. This administrative assistant gave himself a title “Chief of Staff.”

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Using Big Data to Make Wiser Medical Decisions

Harvard Business Review

As the chief information officer of a large academic medical center, I oversee four petabytes of data. In short, the BP data I had gathered telemetrically at home, coupled with information in my EHR, helped my clinician and me make a wise choice about my treatment.

A Technique to Bridge the Gap Between Marketing and IT

Harvard Business Review

While the customer intelligence group was learning about customers'' emotions, Ron van Kemenade , the new chief information officer, was learning about ING''s IT organization. Quick: when someone says "IT," what comes to mind? Usually, people think of the systems they use as employees inside organizations — not customers. Here''s a familiar story: Marketing conducts research (" Big Data "! Analytics "!)

Using Data to Strengthen Your Connections to Customers

Harvard Business Review

But this data is a far cry from the specific information that retail managers need to figure out which products to put into a particular store — one of the most important frontline decisions in an organization. Marion Barraud for HBR.

Just Adding a Chief Data Officer Isn’t Enough

Harvard Business Review

One of the newest additions to the C-Suite is the Chief Data Officer. For instance, the person who was once the best at analytics may no longer hold that position if a Chief Data Officer is brought in.

The Right Way to Present Your Business Case

Harvard Business Review

You have to know the best medium for the information,” says Duarte. When the 2008 financial crisis necessitated painful cuts at a Silicon Valley insurance company, chief information officer Jag Randhawa knew he needed a creative solution to boost morale and keep employees engaged. You’ve already put a great deal of work into preparing a solid business case for your project or idea.

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Empowering Digital Societies - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM MICROSOFT

Harvard Business Review

million citizens but is larger in landmass than Switzerland; as a result, many towns do not have a nearby government office. “Essentially, we are interested in better understanding what it takes for New Zealand to become a digital society, what opportunities and challenges it presents, and what role digital government plays in getting there,” says Graeme Osborne, the general manager for system transformation at the New Zealand Government Chief Information Office (GCIO).

Top Reasons Salespeople Lose Business

Harvard Business Review

What resources do you have to get something fixed?" —Chief Operating Officer. Every salesperson is trying to get into my office and explain how their wonderful products will save me tons of money. What they said didn't really apply to us." —Chief Financial Officer.

Why Can't a CIO Be More Like a CFO?

Harvard Business Review

Information governance is not IT''s job. It''s time for CIOs to move beyond their roles as chief technology officers, and embrace the name with all of its implications: Chief Information Officer. The explosive growth of information is accelerating.

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CMOs and CIOs Increasingly See Eye to Eye

Harvard Business Review

For the past four years, Accenture has conducted an annual survey of chief marketing officers (CMOs) and chief information officers (CIOs) to understand the state of their collaboration. In that time, weve tracked dramatic changes in attitudes. The headline: today, 69 percent of CMOs say that they need to align and interact with IT on their strategic priorities. Contrast this with 56 percent in 2012.)

How CMOs Can Work with CIOs to Gain Customer Insight

Harvard Business Review

In fact, recent research [PDF] conducted by the CMO Council, suggests that this process should start with the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and the Chief Information Officer (CIO). And although there are a myriad of analytical tools for generating this kind of information, CMOs are struggling to convert data into consumer insight they can use. And new technology can integrate these disparate sources of customer-related information.

Leaders Need to Work the Diagonals

Next Level Blog

One of the leaders I interviewed for the new edition was Avon’s Chief Information Officer, Donagh Herlihy. 

Lessons in IT Innovation From Silicon Valley

Harvard Business Review

But our recent research has taught us a lot about how management innovations can travel — in this case, from Silicon Valley tech sector companies known for their experimentation and agility in information technology (IT) management to the much older Bay Area companies who are their neighbors.

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