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

Harvard Business Review

But it should be the CIO''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. At the same time, technology budgets are static or contracting, and non-IT execs want more attention to cost-cutting. The time is ripe for CIOs to take a page from the CFOs'' playbook to ensure both accountability and responsibility for information creation.

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All Boards Need a Technology Expert

Harvard Business Review

Like almost every other major industry today, banking relies on hugely complex, enormously expensive technology. I discovered that only one bank had a board member with some direct experience in technology and in that case it was as a sales executive. Technology is the most important agent of change today; hardly any industry is immune to both its value-creating and disruptive potential. The truth is that many industries today employ outdated technology.