Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 4 - Page 53

CIO opinion CIO OPINION “ CIOS ARE UNIQUELY POSITIONED TO REBRAND THEMSELVES AS INDIVIDUALS – AND THE ROLE ITSELF – TO BECOME NURTURERS OF INNOVATION AND BROKERS OF THESE TECHNOLOGIES TO MEET EVOLVING ORGANISATIONAL DEMANDS. deploy the technologies that may be outside the understanding of those they lead in the IT department. Doing this relies on sourcing and developing fresh and promising talent through the ranks. New hires should share in the vision of a successful IT function, i.e. one that works in conjunction with the wider business in a combined bid to achieve its overall goals. Companies of all shapes and sizes are now attempting to pivot and transform quickly and effectively. With the CIO the only person to have a true understanding of a company’s end-to-end functional and technical blueprint, the pace of change currently being experienced provides them with the perfect platform to spearhead new growth initiatives and overcome challenges. It’s time for CIOs to transform their knowledge to meaningful business impact. n INTELLIGENTCIO 53