A company’s chief information officer oversees its information technology and computer systems to ensure they support and further company functions and goals. However, there’s much more to the job than just a good grounding in technology. The role has been evolving in recent years, and today’s CIOs play a much larger role in shaping the overall focus and direction of the companies they serve.
From overseeing digitization initiatives to finding ways to better serve customers, the role of chief information officer has expanded, and tech professionals climbing the ladder need to be aware of what their executive teams look for in up-and-coming CIOs. Below, 11 tech industry leaders from Forbes Technology Council share the skills CEOs expect from today’s CIOs.
1. Fully Understanding The Business