In this episode the Datanauts bust the ultimate silo: the executive suite.
We delve into the role of the CIO to understand the priorities and job functions of this position. We also want to learn how engineers, operators, and technologists can work with these and other executives to meet goals and align with business needs.
Our guide into the mind of the CIO is Tim Crawford, a principal at strategic consulting firm AVOA. Tim is a former CIO, and he now advises CIOs and other executives on transforming their IT organizations.
We talk with Tim about the role of the CIO and that person’s job function within an organization, and examine the differences between traditional and transformational CIOs. In essence, a CIO’s role, while focused on the business, is to understand how to take advantage of technology to drive the organization.
Tim also shares his insights into what keeps CIOs up at night, and the appeal of the cloud for executives. And for those with an eye for the executive suite, he offers advice on the skillsets and knowledge required to move up the ladder.
The difference between the Traditional CIO and the Transformational CIO – Tim Crawford (AVOA)
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