Tag Archive: CIO

Is the “New CIO” the Über-Data Scientist?

In the executive, IT, and especially BI worlds, there is a lot of talk about two new and fast-changing job positions. Coincidently, both are very interesting as well as demanding positions, namely that of the “New CIO” and that of the Data Scientist. In this post I investigate whether there are any parallels between these …

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The CIO as mini-CEO

Not so long ago, IT used to be the domain of an elite few nerdy types. Technology was an incomprehensible language to the uninitiated. No more. When last did you do something as mundane as book a flight by phoning the airline or using a travel agency? When last did you stand in a queue …

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The CIO as Business Leader

How can the CIO bring the organisation to a new direction? There is no doubt that BI and analytics are making an impact across all industries, especially when we incorporate emerging technologies such as big data, in-memory analytics and so on. The dilemma lies not in deciding to implement it or not, but in getting …

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Revolt against the Chief Data Officer

There seem to be an increase in the creation and appointment of Chief Data Officers. Personally I think many organisations are abusing the title and the role to overcome other problems on their executive level. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

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BI Sponsorship

There are many routes to end up with a BI sponsorship in your lap. You could have inherited the sponsorship of a BI project from a predecessor. You could have been appointed to fill the position. You could have been “volunteered” by not necessarily well-meaning peers, or… you may have grabbed the BI sponsorship role …

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Dynamic Strategic Planning

The old “once a year break-away session” to do strategic planning, to drive an action plan and determine the key performance areas for the year does not work in today’s fast changing business environment anymore. Business have to be way more adaptable in setting, driving, implementing and managing strategies. Likewise BI has to be way …

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Changing Role of the CIO w.r.t. BI

With the more technical aspects of IT taken over by the CTO, the role of the CIO has changed to focus only on the sourcing, provisioning and delivery of information as a strategic organizational resource. The BI competency is the primary group that he uses to implement this. However there are some technologies such as …

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