Opportunities outside of IT also can become a bigger and more common part of career development in organizations with CIO-plus executives.
“I think before I took on the dual role, there had been exactly zero talent migration from IT to product development,” says Capone of his tenure at ADP. “By the time I left, 50 to 75 people had crossed over.”
As for the top tech position, Capone says, “without a doubt, the traditional CIO role eventually gets blended away as IT becomes more integral to everything going on. CIO is no longer a destination job.”
CIO-plus titles: through the years
A sampling of CIOs with responsibilities beyond traditional IT operations.
Chief Service and Information Officer, Humana (1999-2011)
CIO and SVP of Global Supply Chain, Owens Corning (2002–2009)
CIO and SVP of Corporate Strategy, Ford Motor Co. (2005-2006)
SVP of IT and HR, Ameristar Casinos (2007-2013)
CIO and CFO, Pitt Ohio (2008-present)
CIO and SVP of Global IT, Travel and Procurement, AECOM (2012-present)
Chief Information and Strategy Officer, Dunkin’ Brands (March 2015-present)
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