How Important Is It For CIO’s To Be Good Leaders?

  • By Jenny Schecher
  • in
  • on September 18, 2018

Chief Information Officers have a big role to play when it comes to guiding an enterprise towards the realm of digital transformation.

Not only do they have to be knowledgeable and ready to conquer any challenges that technology brings, they have to possess a unique skill set: leadership.

CIOs Are The New Leaders

If it is one thing that we know for sure, it is that getting a business on board with new processes of technology can be tricky. This has made the role of CIOs crucial in the enterprise because they are the ones trusted with such change. Basically, think of them as the captains of the technology ship.

“Deloitte found more than half of CIOs serve as “trusted operators,” with a focus on IT efficiency, reliability and cost containment.” CIO Dive reports.

Leadership Comes As A Challenge

According to a report found on Deloitte, “many CIOs rose to their position based off their IT talent rather than their leadership and communication skills. Transitioning their skills to leadership is a challenge for some.” 

So, why is this a challenge?

Well, for starters, being a leader in a world of constant digital change can be tricky. When people continuously rely on you for answers, it may be difficult to establish a clear vision of a developed IT transition, while still playing the role of the leader.

In other words, it is important for CIOs to remember that not everyone is familiar with technological terms. For instance, when dealing with beginners on the journey of digital transformation, it may take them some time to become familiar with technological terms. After all, not everyone can be skilled writers on Digital Diary, right?

“Naming specific technology can be used to augment the point of the mission and to help better explain why the tech is needed to complete the process.” CIO Dive reports.

We Rely On Technology Leaders

No matter how hard it may be for the CIO to wear many different hats, the leadership that is most important. The CIOs of the world must be able to lead those who are inexperienced with technology towards a place of clarity. Enterprises will rely on CIOs for this, and it is crucial that leadership is possessed among all tech executives.

A healthy digital culture is a key to success for any enterprise. Those who succeed in adopting this culture, succeed overall, compared to those who have not.

This begins and ends with the CIOs of the company. The CIOs are able to get all members on board, with their knowledge and expertise.

All in all, no pressure, CIOs, but you are the future leaders of the world!

ABOUT TRANSFORMATIONAL CISO ASSEMBLY

In a new digital world, driven by data, businesses of all sizes are working tirelessly to secure their networks, devices, and of course, their data. CISOs need to plan for worst-case scenarios, stay ahead of latest IT Security transformation technology, and maintain their company’s information assets without losing sight of the corporate culture.

This November, the 6th edition of our Transformational CISO Assembly will bring together industry leaders to discuss the latest strategies and innovations in cybersecurity in Miami. Join us today, the assembly is now open for application!

Download your copy of the sponsorship prospectus here for more information>>

Leave a Reply

PUBLISHED BY Jenny Schecher

View all posts by Jenny Schecher

Related Posts

Blockchain/Crypto/DeFi

The Millennium Alliance Will Now Accept Bitcoin Payment From Its Customers

NEW YORK – April 9, 2021 – The Millennium Alliance has just announced that it has started allowing customers and vendors to use their cryptocurrency holdings as a form of payment for future transactions. With Bitcoin nearly doubling in value since the start of this year, it was important to Millennium to embrace the digital […]

Millennium Staff

The Millennium Alliance Launches Its New Charitable Initiative, The Millennium Mission

NEW YORK – April 8 2021 – The Millennium Alliance is proud to launch The Millennium Mission, a new charitable endeavor that incorporates philanthropy into the Assemblies that Millennium’s members know and love. At each Assembly, the most engaged attendee will be awarded with a $1,000 donation in their name to the charity of their […]

#MillenniumLive , Healthcare

#MillenniumLive with Wolters Kluwer on AI-Powered Healthcare & Recent Tech Trends

#MillenniumLive is joined by Dr. Itay Klaz, Medical Director for Clinical Surveillance & Compliance at Wolters Kluwer, Health. In this week’s episode, we take a deep dive into the development, implementation, and support of Wolter Kluwer’s AI-powered clinical surveillance solution and receive the physician’s perspective on some key trends surrounding enterprise-level EHR, treating Sepsis, and […]

CMO

Research Preview: The State of Digital Advertising in Retail 2021

Digital advertising is difficult, and the behavioral shift triggered by COVID have made it even more so. Many challenges get in the way of maximizing our Return on Advertising Spend and delivering conversions. This was made painfully clear in a research study performed in Spring 2020 that uncovered the top organizational, people, and technology challenges […]

Lovin’ Digital Diary?

Premium content to our readers interested in all things business.

Check Us Out!

Millennium Membership offers Fortune 1000 C-Level executives, leading public sector/government officials, and thought leaders across a variety of disciplines unique and exclusive opportunities to meet their peers, understand industry developments, and receive introductions to new technology and service advancements to help grow their career and overall company value.

About Millenium Alliance Next

About Digital Diary

Created to provide premium content to our readers interested in all things business.

Launched in 2017, Digital Diary was created to provide premium content to our readers interested in all things business. With our blogs catered to deliver the top news stories, trends, and interviews from across all industries.

Read all story Next

Millennium Alliance Membership

Learn More Next

What does it mean to be a Millennium Member? In the midst of the constant disruption across all industries, our members are given the tools they need to digitally transform their organizations and become the best leaders they can be. Millennium Members are provided the exclusive opportunity to attend our 40+ intimate in person and virtual Assemblies, take part in industry-leading Executive Education sessions conducted by the nation’s leading academic institutions, business leaders, and technology providers and receive industry leading content through our Digital Diary Platform as well as the rapidly growing #MillenniumLive Podcast Series.