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CIOs need to take on some responsibilities traditionally held by business leaders: Chris Bedi

Gopal Kishore | July 10, 2013
Chris Bedi, CIO, JDSU, talks to CIO India about how CIOs can break the legacy logjam and get on the information superhighway.

CIO: Being a CIO of a large global corporation has many challenges and opportunities. Can you share a few key insights with your Indian peers?

Chris Bedi: I don't think being a CIO of a large corporation based out of the U.S. is any different from being a CIO in India. The challenges are the same: Deliver business results, reduce costs, and enable new business models. I feel like I am learning how to get better every day. The only lessons I feel I could pass on would be: "Think like a GM"--IT doesn't have a P&L, but managing IT like a business is absolutely critical; "Take risks"--large-scale transformations are not for the faint of heart, and are certainly not easy; and "It's all about relationships"--with your customers, your peers, and your team.

 

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