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

Reshaping Leadership

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New data-driven capabilities are breaking down barriers between formerly siloed business units, flattening out management structures and streamlining production processes, prompting many firms to redraw leadership roles and responsibilities, according to information-technology executives, industry analysts and management consultants. Blogs Business Coaching Current Affairs Leadership Memes Science Web/Tech What is Work life agile management chief information officer Companies Equifax Inc.

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

First Friday Book Synopsis

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

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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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A Six-Second Six Pack? Really, Now…

Marshall Goldsmith

Don, our CEO, has been hearing some serious grumbling about Bill, our Chief Information Officer,” she groaned. Recently, I found myself channel surfing on a Saturday morning. I was amazed by the number of ads/infomercials I saw about getting in shape! Here are some of the phrases I heard: “Six-second six pack”. Easy shaper”. Incredible – a miracle!”. “It It feels terrific! Let us show you how easy it is!”. Turn your flabby abs into that sexy six pack!”.

5 Leadership Lessons: The Velocity Manifesto

Leading Blog

As a leader], you—not the IT department, nor the VP of IT, nor the chief information officer (CIO)—must understand, drive and be accountable for how technology is structured in order to reach the strategic goals of the operation….Technology In today’s high-velocity environment, Scott Klososky believes you need to understand how to guide your organization in the implementation and usage of technology—in short, how your organization “does” technology. [As

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How to Lead in High Turbulence – 5 Lessons from the Tunisian revolution

Strategy Driven

I was asked to be Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Information & Communication Technologies. To strengthen our teamwork, we got out of the office and did outdoor team building exercises. We led the fight against terrorism, redesigned the higher education system in the country, formulated a five-year strategic plan for “Digital Tunisia,” created a “country chief information officer” role that reports directly to the Prime Minister.

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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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. 

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.

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.

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Leaders. Better. Brighter.

And then, “I just can’t see sharing personal information with people I don’t know. Leaders. Better. Brighter.™ The Glowan Consulting Group L3 Blog Home About Glowan Subscribe to feed ‹ Adaptability, Inc. is hiring. I wish I would’ve told him that.

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.

Big Companies Are Embracing Analytics, But Most Still Don’t Have a Data-Driven Culture

Harvard Business Review

The actual respondents are changing somewhat from the first surveys: It has always involved a high proportion of C-level executives responsible for data, but this year chief data officers are 56% of the respondents, up from 32% last year. Only 12% of firms in the 2012 survey had even appointed a chief data officer. PASIEKA/Getty Images. For six consecutive years NewVantage Partners has conducted an annual survey on how executives in large corporations view data.

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.

How Senior Executives Stay Passionate About Their Work

Harvard Business Review

Leaders like Ellyn Shook, the chief leadership and human resources officer at Accenture, actually carry around “dumb phones,” which don’t have any apps and can’t send or receive email. Jim Fowler and Jeff Smith talked about peripheral vision in relation to the chief information officer role (Fowler is currently CIO at General Electric, and Smith was formerly CIO at IBM).

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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.

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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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.

More Training Won’t Reduce Your Cyber Risk

Harvard Business Review

Joint Chiefs of Staff, advises ? Most importantly, the training can help leaders be much more effective in overseeing chief information officers (CIOs), and chief information-security officers (CISOs). With training, leaders can make more informed tradeoffs between purchasing the most convenient, accessible, and affordable technology (the CIO role) and keeping that technology and a company’s critical data secure (the CISO role).

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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.

Here’s Why Strategy Chiefs Succeed or Fail

Harvard Business Review

Consider Staples, the office-supplies retailer, which had tumbled from being the market leader to being a third of the new leader’s size by 1992. So founder and CEO Tom Stemberg hired John Wilson as head of strategy and chief financial officer. Walgreens Boots Alliance’s Rick Mills has been the group strategy officer for 20 years. alicemoi/Getty Images.

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.

Transforming Health Care Delivery to Increase Value - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM SIEMENS HEALTHINEERS

Harvard Business Review

Close those gaps, keep them as healthy as possible,” says John Kravitz, its chief information officer. By focusing on population management, we are proactively identifying patients who need services and reaching out to them,” says Dr. Nirav Vakharia, associate chief quality officer for population management at Cleveland Clinic.

What CEOs Can Learn From the Goddess of Vision

C-Level Strategies

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What CEOs Can Learn From the Goddess of Vision

C-Level Strategies

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Why the Entire C-Suite Needs to Use the Same Metrics for Cyber Risk

Harvard Business Review

For instance, the general counsel thinks about the issue in terms of compliance with information security regulations such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. The chief information security officer (CISO) or chief information officer (CIO) reports the technical vulnerabilities that his or her team has successfully remediated. And the chief financial officer is looking at the potential financial impact.

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What Digital Change Demands of IT Organizations - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DXC TECHNOLOGY

Harvard Business Review

In the past, IT just provided direct services to the operating groups, according to Chief Information Officer Hector Calva. Ross, principal research scientist at the MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). Information & technology Technology IT Sponsor ContentThere’s no question that legacy IT systems are too slow and rigid for the agility that digital business demands.

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).

The Four Personas of the Next-Generation CIO

Harvard Business Review

Five years ago, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) were on top of the world. Chief "Infrastructure" Officers focus on cost reduction, and account for 65% to 70% of the overall IT budget. Chief "Integration" Officers connect internal and external ecosystems.

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.

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.

What CEOs Can Learn From the Goddess of Vision

C-Level Strategies

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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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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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.

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.

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 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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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.