Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Monthly Spotlight on Digital CIOs: CIOs as Chief Insight Officer Apr. 2017

Modern CIOs have many personas and face great challenges.


Modern CIOs have many personas and face great challenges. It is not sufficient to only keep the lights on. Regardless of which industry or the nature of organization you are in, being a digital leader will need to master the art of creating unique, differentiating value from piles of commoditized technologies, but more specifically, what are the digital-savvy CIOs doing to run IT as a growth engine and innovation Hub? Here is the monthly spotlight of the CIO.       
                   
CIO as Chief Insight Officer
  • CIOs as Chief Insight Officer: How to Run IT from a Controller to a Digital Catalyzer Due to the accelerating speed of changes and exponential growth of information, IT running in an industrial mode as a business controller or a restraint only no longer fits in the dynamic business circumstances or volatile digital new normal. Forward-looking companies are empowering their IT organization to lead changes and drive digital transformation. But more specifically, how to run IT with the growth mentality and digital speed? How to improve IT organization's maturity from a support function to a digital catalyzer?
  • CIOs as Chief Insight Officer: Can you Scrutinize the Opposite of Digital Characteristics The shift to the digital paradigm cuts across sectors, geographies, and leadership roles; and it is now spreading rapidly to enable organizations of all stripe to reinvent themselves. Not only should you know what is the digital all about, but also the digital leaders like CIOs should further contemplate and scrutinize: What are the “OPPOSITE” of digital characteristics, and how to overcome the roadblocks to lead the journey of the digital transformation?
  • CIOs as Chief Insight Officer: Three Important Things are the "Means to the End" The business world and human society are becoming over-complex but hyperconnected, full of uncertainty and ambiguity. There are both opportunities and risks in it. Hence, either being a digital leader or professional today, you must clear the vision, keep the “end in mind,” otherwise, you would get “lost,” at the certain point. and often won’t reach the destination. There are three important things that are the MEANS to the end, not the end. What are they?

  • CIOs as Chief Insight Officer: How to Connecting the Dots via Pattern & Pattern Language Pattern has a few meanings, it’s usually about repeating artistic or decorative design: a paisley pattern; or a  natural or accidental arrangement or sequence. A plan, diagram, or model to be followed in making things. A consistent, characteristic form, style, or method. Or a composite of traits or features characteristic of an individual or a group., etc. (freedictionary.com) When patterns work together to solve problems in a particular area, these patterns are called a pattern language. The people learn a set of languages and then apply several synergistically to produce a solution.

  • CIO as Chief Insight Officer: How to Become a Trusted Advisor for Business? The digital CIO is the information steward at enterprises today, however, data or information is means to the end, not the end itself; more importantly, the CIO needs to capture business & customer insight from the abundance of information in foreseeing the future of business and continuously driving operational excellence. Therefore, the CIO plays a crucial role as ‘Chief Insight Officer’ to provide data-based advice for business executive peers and corporate board.   

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