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Why CIOs and CEOs should work closely together

Chloe Dobinson | Dec. 8, 2016
We look at how CIOs can work closely with their CEOs for maximum results. Why CIOs and CEOs should work in partnership

"I am working closely with the CEO to help define our future products and roadmaps," he said. "I am also playing an instrumental role in the work to transform parts of the group to become product-centric in thinking and delivery."

CIO Homan is currently delivering a "major revenue-enhancing" project which will be expected to roll out before the end of the year. The project will see the CIO communicate effectively with his CEO in delivering innovation for the media company.

"It all starts with trust, which you earn. If you have it, then it is a natural dialogue that happens through wide ranging one-to-one debates with the CEO and board execs. The key to it is to be absolutely clear that tech is there as a partner and what our current focus areas are and why, he said."

A CIO's role has become in demand from keeping up technology and customers. The growing expectation has seen CEOs rely on their CIOs more to deliver a customer-focused business strategy.

In forming a partnership between the CIO and CEO, this can help deliver change for meeting customer expectations, increasing skill sets and a better overview of the company's infrastructure. 

 

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