CIO Insight – How CIOs Can Lead a Digital Transformation

The majority of CIOs now perceive of themselves as their organization’s primary driver of a business and IT transformation, according to a recent survey from Cognizant. The report, titled “Being Digital: How and Why CIOs Are Reinventing Themselves for a New Age,” indicates that CIOs must make key contributions to strategic planning, while emerging as a “chief inclusion officer” who fosters an open culture of innovation. CIOs also need to take a hands-on role in leading digital programs/initiatives, while articulating clearly how these efforts contribute to company goals. And to ensure successful transformations, CIOs have to build a strong relationship of trust with their CEO. “Being digital will require a strong push from the CIO; it won’t happen on its own,” according to the report.

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