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 Software engineers, developers, and programmers must be viewed as the artists of this generation.

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How a German Manufacturing Company Set Up Its Analytics Lab

Harvard Business Review

Digital startups had begun producing virtual products that ZF did not know how to compete against, and engineers in logistics, operations, and other functions were finding that their traditional approaches couldn’t handle the complex issues they faced. PM Images/Getty Images.

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. Sessions on protecting corporate data and thwarting social engineering efforts could be useful. 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.

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

Harvard Business Review

Many of the organizations that were included in the study employ three distinct methods: 1) The Lean methodology— a set of operating philosophies that help create maximum value for patients by reducing waste and wait times 2) High-reliability organization (HRO) principles and 3) Systems engineering, aided by technology and data analytics to improve outcomes and efficiency. Close those gaps, keep them as healthy as possible,” says John Kravitz, its chief information officer.

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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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 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.”