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A new generation of CIO thinking emerges

From ZDNet

"The data keeps piling up: tech spending and digitisation of the enterprise is happening outside of IT as never before. There's no easy way to say it: the role of the CIO to lead the tech enablement of our organisations is steadily eroding as strategic technology decisions are more rapidly being made elsewhere in the organisation.

At the top of the organisation, we have other C-level roles, including the CMO and the emerging chief digital officer (CDO), making IT investments and growing their budgets like never before. On the ground are lines of business that are buying/building their own solutions while departments and individuals steadily bring in new so-called renegade ‘shadow IT’ apps and services to solve urgent business problems with emerging tech solutions.

Case in point in terms of industry data on this shift: well-known research firm Altimeter has just published a digital transformation study that shows that the CMO role is in fact significantly more likely than the CIO to lead large-scale tech change within the business. While I'd suggest Altimeter probably has more access to marketing leaders than IT leaders (probably influencing the breakdown a bit), this data is not by any means unique: Gartner has pegged the amount of IT not under CIO control at up to 90% by 2020 in its forecasts. Even if off by as much as half, such data clearly indicate that the CIO purview will have a minority internal market share soon.”

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NCC Weekly News Update 27 September 2016 



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