The Innovative CIO: How IT Leaders Can Drive Business Transformation
Andi Mann, George Watt, Peter Matthews
The Chief Information Officer’s influence in the business organization has been waning for years. The rest of the C-suite has come to regard Information Technology as slow, costly, error-prone, boring, and unresponsive to business needs. This perception blinds company leaders to the critical value IT can deliver and threatens the competitive health and long-term survival of their enterprise.
The modern CIO must reassert the operational and strategic importance of technology to the enterprise and reintegrate it with every department and level of the business from boardroom to mailroom. IT leaders must design, sell, and implement a vigorous culture of IT competence and innovation that pervades the enterprise. The culture must be rooted in bidirectional exchange across organizations and C-level policies that drive technology innovation as the engine of business innovation.
The authors, top international IT strategists and innovators, quantify the benefits and risks of IT innovation, survey and rank the myriad innovation opportunities from mature, new, and emerging technologies,and identify the organizational structures and processes that have been proven to deliver ongoing innovation. Buttressing their brief with dozens of case studies and specific examples, The Innovative CIO shows you how to:
- Take advantage of the IT and business innovation opportunities created by new and emerging technologies
- Shift IT innovation from afterthought to prime mover in strategic business planning
- Inject IT into the dynamic core of your organization’s culture, training, structure, practice, and policy
About the author
Andi Mann is vice president of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies. With over 20 years’ experience across four continents, Andi has deep expertise of enterprise software on cloud, mainframe, midrange, server and desktop systems. Andi has worked within IT departments for governments and corporations, from small businesses to global multi-nationals; with several large enterprise software vendors; and as a leading industry analyst advising enterprises, governments, and IT vendors – from startups to the worlds’ largest companies. He has been widely published including in the New York Times, USA Today, CIO, ComputerWorld, InformationWeek, TechTarget, and more. Read Andi's personal blogs, as well as posts on various CA Technologies blog sites like Innovation Today.
George Watt is VP of Corporate Strategy at CA Technologies. For more than 25 years, George has been helping customers simplify and automate their complex IT infrastructures. Prior to his current role, George founded CA Technologies Engineering Services team, which is responsible for protecting the company's intellectual property, managing the consolidated source code repository, and providing automation and development tools. In this role George led the development of CA Technologies own private cloud and enjoys sharing his lessons learned with customers who are now venturing on a similar journey. George is a frequent blogger on his personal site, as well as for CA Technologies.
Peter Matthews is a Research Staff Member in CA Labs, the research arm of CA Technologies. After training as a teacher he retrained to make the transition into computer software and after over 30 years in IT, Peter has worked with software on systems ranging from Mainframe to Smart phones. During his time at CA he has worked with databases, infrastructure management and neural networks with customers from major banks and industrials to soccer clubs and start-ups. Peter’s current research areas are service oriented architecture in particular Cloud Services, social networking and IT value management. He is also the CA Labs representative to the European Commission with respect to research projects and strategies.