"I'd like to think the increasing number of CIOs who are on the board and the rise of the CDO reflect an acceptance that the CIO is competent to add value - not just run a peripheral service," she said.
"The up-to-date CIO who grasps what collaboration means is in a unique position to understand how behavioural shifts drive new services, new markets and a new agility in exploiting them."
Diversity and the CIO career
When it came to diversity, Harvey Nash reported a decrease in the number of CIOs that are women from already low figures. The figure this year of 7% - the same as the CIO 100 - was down from a global figure of 8% last year. In their 2013 edition of the survey they reported the UK figure as 9%.
Furthermore, some 71% felt that women were under-represented in IT.
While much has been made about CIO career progression, the survey revealed that getting a CEO job was not an aspiration for more than two-thirds of those in a CIO role.
While 32% wanted a post in senior management as the top dog, 45% would prefer another IT role and 6% were looking at becoming an entrepreneur or setting up their own business.
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