The Merging of the CIO and CMO

The Merging of the CIO and CMO

A decade ago, the chief information officer (CIO) and the chief marketing officer (CMO) lived in very different worlds. For the most part, the CIO’s responsibilities had an internal focus: Building and enhancing the organization’s network so that different departments could share information and “talk” with each other. While websites, mobile phones and e-commerce were all growing in importance, the online component was generally less important than the company’s network. In […]

Internet of Things Creates New Opportunities for C-Suite Executives

Internet of Things Creates New Opportunities for C-Suite Executives

By Renee Baker Arrington, Senior Vice President & CIO Practice Leader In our recent Q1 2015 Spotlight Series breakfast, The Digital Business Dream Team, we discussed how chief information officers and chief marketing officers are increasingly collaborating in digital business. A significant catalyst of this collaboration has been the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT). From GPS devices in truck fleets and aircraft black boxes, to wearable medical devices and remote-controlled […]

Finding Technology Talent for the C-Suite

Finding Technology Talent for the C-Suite

It’s not easy today to find talented technology professionals at any level of the organization. That’s why many companies outsource technology projects such as basic coding and development of web, mobile, database and CRM platforms. However, most major companies and nonprofits need in-house supervisors and managers who understand the information tec hnology (IT) field, managing outside suppliers, and keeping projects moving forward on schedule. That’s why savvy HR professionals attend […]

A Balanced Approach to Innovation

A Balanced Approach to Innovation

In the past decade, the power of innovation has been in the spotlight. Technology entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs built their careers (and their companies) by developing and launching innovative products at the right time in the market— at least most of the time. Today, start-ups emphasize their innovative solutions when searching for financial support or recruiting new executives. But not everyone is eager to join the innovation movement. In fact, […]

Become a Technology Translator

Become a Technology Translator

If you’re a corporate CIO or aspiring to move up from IT into the C-suite, strong translation skills are imperative. That’s means being able to explain the latest technology programs and initiatives in terms that business and financial executives will understand and support. Like all professional disciplines, IT has its own language, filled with jargons and acronyms that other techies understand but are largely incomprehensible to people outside the technology […]