Chief information officers (CIOs) are in a unique position, holding a bird’s eye view of what’s going on across the enterprise. Today’s CIOs align IT strategy with corporate mission and goals, optimise and transform business processes for competitive advantage, responding with agility to keep ahead of rapidly changing global markets, industry disrupters, new business models and the competition. Additionally, forward thinking CIOs stand at the top of a pyramid of innovation. They oversee:
Chief Innovation Officers, who initiate game changing opportunities;
Chief Digital Officers, who leverage e-commerce, social media and marketing;
Chief Information Security Officers, who safeguard their organisation's intellectual and digital property; and
Chief Analytics Officers, who turn big data into actionable customer insights.
When taken as a whole, the corporate impact is massive and the CIO must be treated as a critical C-suite partner.
Korn Ferry’s Information Technology Officers Centre specialises in assisting companies to recruit, develop and retain best-in-class leaders. We help companies design their IT organisation - the structure, roles and responsibilities - to seize opportunities. As importantly, we help organisations select and hire the tech talent needed to leverage today’s technology - Cloud, Big Data, mobile apps, social networking and digital - to develop and execute strategy. We help them build dynamic teams that maximise their abilities and leverage their talents - and we show them the best way to compensate, develop and motivate their people to ensure smooth transitions and an ongoing culture of performance.