One of a CIO's additional burdens is the day-to-day nature of the work. After all, the organisation must continue to run smoothly throughout the transformation. But if that's all he's doing - maintaining existing systems - then his role is tied to the past and his relevance is decreasing every day.
A CIO's new most important role is to drive internal and external innovation. I you don't change the focus of your CIO role, someone else will.
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