Digital Business: Seize the Opportunity

Enterprises hire Chief Digital Officer’s (CDOs) to lead a digital transformation, but “digital” has various definitions. It could refer to customer engagement through digital channels, or it could mean creating a full-scale digital business. Thus, the requirements for CDO positions reveal a lot about the enterprise’s overall vision for digitalization. This vision presents challenges and … Read more

LinkedIn and the CIO

JD Gershbein, CEO of Owlish Communications, is considered one of the world’s top thought leaders on LinkedIn strategy, and a pioneer in the design and delivery of LinkedIn education. JD’s Workshop, Connect to Prosper, on Thursday April 21st, 2016 at the CIO Peer Forum is a must-attend for those looking to amp up their networking game and … Read more

CEO CIO Alignment

  Fact: 67% of CEOs and CIOs are misaligned on how IT should be enabling the business. Fact: Improving the IT-business alignment in your organization can make IT operate more effectively and generate tangible value for your business. Fact: The CEO CIO Alignment Program can help you and your business. Despite the fact that global … Read more

DOES “POLITICS” NEED TO BE A DIRTY WORD? Dr. Rick Brandon, Brandon Partners

Most executives, including CIOs, have an aversion to the concept of “organizational politics”–– as if it’s a dirty word: “She’s so political…he got ahead due to politics…decisions around here are all political…I’m not going to play the politics game!” We act like the word stems from the Greek derivatives “poly” (many) and “tics” (blood-sucking parasites)! … Read more

CIO Peer Forum 2016: CAREER SHIFTS SHOWCASE

PLENARY SESSION: CAREER SHIFTS SHOWCASE   Fariba Anderson, CEO, AcuteNet Inc. Dean Doige, President, LightHorse Innovation Corporation, a division of Clark Builders Humza Teherany, Chief Innovation Officer, Compass Group Canada Limited For some, the move from CIO to CEO or another C-suite position represents a step-up in leadership and a complete change of paradigm. Typically … Read more