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When Process And Technology Are Not Enough: An Interview With CIO Of The Year Nominee Jeff Cann

An effective CIO shows us ways to invest in ourselves and dig deep the well of our identity, capacity and destiny.

Scott Smeester

How CIOs and CEOs Navigate The Hype And The Hope Of Citizen Development, Part 2

The answer to talent gaps, backlogs and shadow IT is Citizen Development. It’s not a fad, it’s a movement, and one you must lead and shape to resolve challenges you still face and will face more of in years ahead.

Scott Smeester

How CIOs And CEOs Navigate The Hype And Hope Of Citizen Development, Part 1

CIOs and CEOs need a cohesive strategy to counter the technology talent gap, backlog and shadow IT. Citizen Development is the framework that will get it done.

Scott Smeester

CIOs Need To Get Ahead Of New Work Trends: Addressing Comp Time

The pandemic has led to unusual work environments and hours. Flexibility is the name of the game. Paid time off is given for expected work. But what are CIOs doing today to compensate for the unexpected, for the additional hours required of the salaried. It’s becoming an issue, and here are how your peers are heading it off at the pass.

Scott Smeester

The Indispensable CIO: How User Savvy Escalates Your Value

The CIO can put their attention in a number of different places. Focusing on bringing value to your marketing team and the customer experience is the first place to look.

Scott Smeester

How CIOs Overcome Irresponsible Use Of Technology Within Their Company

Not everyone approaches responsible use of technology like IT does. The CIO overcomes irresponsible use by approaching the challenge from the inside-out, from what they can do to what they must get others to do for them.

Scott Smeester

Reframing The CIO Role In Data Analytics

CIOs don’t need to understand the inner workings of data analytics, but they do need to see the value in it. But beyond that, it is not about the data but the decisions, which means CIOs need to approach data analytics not as a center, but as communities.

Scott Smeester

The CEO/CIO Remote Work Decision Checklist

There are no ends of opinions and conflicting reports about remote and hybrid work. Use this checklist to help you form your own strategy.

Scott Smeester

The CIO As Futurist: How To Lead Into What Is Next

The single most defining attribute of a CIO is as a futurist. It’s a risky position to have. But five practical points of focus will help you lead into what is next.

Scott Smeester

How We Got the Question Wrong: Does the CIO Need to Report to the CEO?

For years now, we have debated to whom the CIO should report. The options are few, but it doesn’t matter. The question was wrong. Fix the question, and the answer is obvious.

Joe Woodruff

Fire The Punter: How Data And The CIO Leads A Company To Winnable Innovation

Data is the driver. Avoid these five pitfalls in order to stay on course: Style over substance, futile fighting, willful ignorance, chasing aberrations and lazy thinking.

Scott Smeester

Why The CIO and C-Suite Need Design Thinking More Than Ever

In today’s changing environment, we not only must work differently, we must think differently. Design Thinking ensures that we are focused on the right problem and producing the right solution by thinking in the fields of Them, Us, and It.

Joe Woodruff

How C-Suite Executives Lead Digital Transformation, Part 3: Drive

Digital Transformations are not just about corporate change. Celebration at the end is appropriate: Change has been made. But celebrations along the way reinforce that people are the ones making the change. The end is a product of great minds and talents within the initiative.

Scott Smeester

The Myth of Trust, The Must of Trust and the Role of Technology

Trust is triggered by four trustworthy characteristics. Not any one of these is a magic bucket that, once filled, requires the trust of another. Each one of these is a signal, for reasons you cannot predict, to another’s mind and emotion that they can grant something of their self to you.

Joe Woodruff