This blog is about the digital business era. The blog posts are brief, foods for thought. They comment on articles, events etc. with a personal touch.
CIO - Death or Resurrection?
Is the CIO Dead or has she Resurrected? Are the various digital roles uniting and transcending into two different positions, the CITO role and the CDO role?
Does CIO stand for Career Is Over?
In some businesses, it does. There are businesses that lack imagination, investment willingness and understanding for the digital transformations currently ongoing. In those companies, the CIO is often a custodian that keeps the lights on.
In other companies, the challenge is accepted, and they are racing towards a two-star universe of the CITO and the CDO. The article here is a brief summary of my view in this matter.
It was published on Linkedin:
Choosing Digital Consultants
To be the master of all the required digital business skills is unlikely, and therefore you need to select business partners, that can make your company's digital team stronger.
Digital business development is about “connecting the dots”, about seeing what other companies don't and exploiting this timely and decisively. Digital business development takes place in fast growing segments, and an element of surprise can be highly valuable as an alternative to always facing competition head-on. Think of the dolphin, and how smart, fast and elegant it maneuvers around the slow, big turtles.
A company heading for the digital transformation needs to set the strongest possible digital business team. This blog is a quest for the core disciplines that shapes the digital executive. The digital executive will plant, grow and guide this team, leading from the front whenever needed.To create a “make-do” team with the people readily will most likely fail. At this stage, there are simply not enough qualified people available in the "average-joe enterprise" heading for a digital transformation.
There are 3 generic approaches to how to create the strongest possible team: Train, recruit or source. Training is only viable as a long-term approach. Depending on the talent pool in reach, training might be a good choice if things are not at all urgent. Hiring new people will be a preference for many companies, but there is a significant lead time for search, selection, and on-boardin
A key goal is to give you inspiration on how to deal with the digital business era. Another goal is to get feedback on ideas and thoughts. Have a great digital business era!
Confucius – you cannot open a book without learning something - /jan