CIO Insights: “What Is the Ideal Role for CIOs and IT in the Future?”

Today’s shifting business environments put in question the traditional roles of CIOs and other IT leaders. To adapt, IT leaders need to shift their focus from “bits and bites” to business drivers, business value, and how IT contributes to overall revenue generation. CIOs also urgently need to strengthen their relationships with other C-suite leaders, especially the CEO, and help to reform the perception of IT as simply a “cost center.” Zaheer Dhruv, Head of IT at Direct Energy Business and Kenneth J. Piddington, Chief Information Officer at Global Partners LP discuss these ideas and others when they answer the question, “What is the ideal role for CIOs and IT in the future?”

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