Digitisation: Putting CIOs in the driving seat
Digitisation has the power to transform organisations, products, stock and sales channels and radically change how CIOs operate. Successful digitisation requires all company divisions to embrace the change, and CIOs have a key role in winning hearts and minds to embrace the transformation agenda and avoid common pitfalls that can endanger the entire project.
Digitalisation must be a
process that the whole company embraces, with each department having
laser-like focus on achieving their goals to create a more agile and
- Transformation will see
IT departments' strategic importance in firms grow but the change
is a shared responsibility. CIOs can't be responsible for every
issue in the organisation but they can point out bottlenecks in the
organisation to other executives.
- CIOs can assist in
helping their organisation avoid the dangers in digitisation as they
expand their role to include shaping business strategy, and driving
business change, while influencing future direction and success.