When IT’s primary role was to support business strategy, CIOs needed people who could understand a set of business requirements, translate those into technology solutions and deliver on time and on budget. But in this new era of IT, when technology informs, or even defines, business strategy, CIOs need to transform their teams from order takers to order shapers and cultivate a new mindset across the IT organization. To deliver on the promises of technology in the digital era, IT pros must understand the business context in which they work, as they shift their focus to producing business outcomes, not IT activity.
CIO recruiter and renowned author Martha Heller will moderate a discussion around how top CIOs are refocusing their IT teams on business outcomes and driving real change throughout the company. She will be joined by Laura Miller, CIO at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Karl Gouverneur, VP, Head of Digital Innovation and CTO at Northwestern Mutual.