Irrespective of industry or competitive environment, digital technology will fundamentally transform businesses, Mark Lillie, global CIO programme leader at Deloitte, tells Computer Weekly.
In order to succeed, CIOs need to be adaptive, invest more effectively in talent and skills and work on developing their relationships with key stakeholders, particularly with the CEO, CFO, the CMO and the chief human resources officer.
This digital era is a “truly exciting opportunity for CIOs to take their business forward into new areas”, he says.
The video draws on the results of Deloitte's 2016-2017 global CIO survey, which received responses from over 1,200 technology leaders across 48 countries. Over a quarter of UK respondents were from the FTSE 250.
Lillie identifies the gaps between the IT function’s abilities and the business’ expectations, and explains why CIOs are better positioned than any other member of the executive team to drive digital concepts across the entire organisation.
CIOs can create “legacy” – the value and impact technology leaders deliver to their organisations. And while CIOs have personality traits that are often different from other members of the C-suite, the research reveals that all CIOs have the potential to take leadership role in their organisations. Leadership is a matter of nurture rather than nature.
Mark Lillie was talking to Bill Goodwin, premium content editor of Computer Weekly.
More resources for CIOs
- Download the UK edition of Deloitte’s 2016-2017 CIO Survey. Navigating legacy: Charting the course to business value.
- CIOs have a unique opportunity to lead the digital strategy in their organisations, but they have to move quickly to make sure they have the right skills and infrastructure in place.
- You might think being competitive, outgoing, quick to adapt to technology and having strong people skills will turn you into a great CIO. But you would be wrong.
- There are three types of CIO, a major global research study has revealed. Which type would you like to be – trusted operator, change instigator or business co-creator?
- The Digital CIO: A series of articles and downloads for CIOs who want to take leadership in digital technology.