Adapted from '"What IT Leadership Look Like?', CIO.com

 

Those likely to become the CIOs of tomorrow need to be good at many things.

  IT Leader: New Roles of a CIO

Critical skills include:

  1. Fluency in both technology and the business

  2. Ability to work at tactical and strategic levels simultaneously

  3. Foresight to connect disparate pieces into cohesive solutions (systems thinking)

Modern IT-powered Value Chain

  1. Flexibility

  2. Commitment to lifelong learning, with a readiness to stretch beyond core competencies

  3. Marketing competence

ICT Trends: Market Shifts

 

  1. Consummate communication skills

  2. Ability to find and manage top talent

  3. Vendor management expertise

  4. Project management excellence

  5. Willingness to delegate (employee empowerment)