The strategic CIO’s first day: In search of IT operational excellence

The strategic CIO’s first day: In search of IT operational excellence

Strategic CIOs may be tempted to roll out their strategic initiatives to C-suite peers on day one, but there’s a good chance that’s a move ahead of its time.
It’s your first day as CIO. You have a real office with glass walls, a door that closes, a hyper-adjustable ergonomic chair and a desktop that moves up and down so you can work standing up (which begs the question: Why the great chair?). Your first meeting with all the other C-levels is this afternoon, a great opportunity for you to fortify your reputation as a strategic CIO. They have requested a presentation on how you will change IT for the better. How will you deliver more business value? How will you better enable the corporate vision? How you will drive innovation into the enterprise? Basically, they want to know what you will do differently than the last guy. He lasted just under four years.

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