We've said a lot about the chief information officer this month.
The CIO role will fade away. CIOs should report to CMOs. Innovation escapes CIOs because they don't have the time.
So what do you think, Mr. CIO?
Mr. CIO for us today is Ian Cox, who was a finalist for the British Computer Society’s CIO of the Year award in 2011 and was also ranked among the top 100 UK CIOs for 2012 by CIO Magazine.
Will the role of the CIO fade away?
"The suggestion that the executive functions of the CIO could be subsumed within another C-level role is to misunderstand and grossly undervalue the role of the CIO," the London-based Cox told CMSWire. "In effect it is saying that what a CIO does can easily be done by another C-level role, that being a CIO doesn’t require specialist knowledge or skills in the same way as other senior roles do. This couldn’t be further from the truth."