Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 4/21/ 2017

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The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 1.8 million page views with 3700+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc. The content richness is not for its own sake, but to convey the vision and share the wisdom. Here is the weekly insight about digital leadership, IT Management, and Talent Management.


 
 The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 4/21/2017
  • Digital Boards as “Leadership Masters”: The board in a high-level leadership position plays a crucial role in business advising and monitoring, as well as setting key digital tones in organizational culture style and leadership quintessential. A high mature digital board is like a brighter light tower to guiding the business toward the right direction and take all these significant responsibilities more “thoughtfully.” Here are three leadership inquiries help digital BoDs sharpen their leadership capabilities and improve their directorship effectiveness.


  • The New Book “Digital IT - 100 Q&As” Chapter V Digital IT Potential Q&As: Due to increasing speed of changes and overwhelming growth of information, forward-looking organizations across industrial sectors claim they are in the information management businesses, and there is a high expectation of IT to drive changes and lead the digital transformation. Hence, it is important to spurring healthy debates for brainstorming how to run an innovative IT organization, how IT contributes to customer acquisition and retention, and how to run digital IT as a revenue rainmaker. The payoff of IT digital transformation is not just for the quick win, but to build the long-term business competency?


  • The Monthly “IT Innovation” Book Tuning  Apr. 2017  IT plays a significant role in managing information-knowledge-insight cycle and fostering innovation by leveraging disruptive technologies and enriched information flow. But more specifically, how can IT build differentiated capabilities to become an information power center and an innovation hub? The purpose of “IT innovation - Reinvent IT for the Digital Age” is to help business and IT leaders and digital professionals ride above the learning curve, reinvent IT as an innovation hub and game changer; reimagine IT as an innovation outlier; renovate a hybrid IT and digital organization; fine-tune IT as the digital whole brain of the organization; accelerate IT on the fast lane, rebuild IT as the business capability multiplier; empower IT as a digital change agent; and leverage the “alphabetic elements” to run a highly innovative IT organization for the digital age


  • Non Linearity as the Characteristic of Digital Ecosystem The digital world is a holistic ecosystem - nature, world, or the ecosystem sometimes is used interchangeably. It is all the products of a physically, chemically, biologically, cognologically, linguistically, technologically evolving nature, in that sequence. Digital is fluid, digital is also complex. It becomes complex if things do interact, particularly in the case of "non-linear" interaction, you can't separate things properly or you cannot predict the actual effect of interaction straightforwardly. In fact, nonlinearity is one of the very characteristics of digital business ecosystems.


  • Three Questions to Define IT Key Performance Indicator  Today’s IT organization intends to become the business’s growth engine, rather than just a maintenance back-office; a value center, not just a cost center; be proactive rather than reactive., etc. How to measure IT performance can be the right step to improve IT maturity. So, what are the important key performance questions and related KPIs for IT today?


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