CIO, a Thing of the Past?

Posted on March 26, 2012. Filed under: CIO | Tags: , , , |

CTOby Sheree Van Vreede (@rezlady)

While scouring Twitter today, I came across a tweet from @pcalento regarding the CIO title and whether it was becoming obsolete or evolving. He was asking what alternative title there might be to the CIO title.

A few suggestions were Chief Technology Officer, Chief Digital Officer, Chief Transformation Officer, and Chief Infrastructure Architect.

At the end of the day, is the title change really necessary or just fun with words?

We’d love to get your feedback on this, so please leave a comment. Do you think the CIO title is on its way out? And if so, what do you think will replace it, and why.

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3 Responses to “CIO, a Thing of the Past?”

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Seems to me that if the title is changing, then a new, clear job description needs to go with it along with metrics for performance evaluation. It’s also not clear to me in most organizations what the difference is between a CTO and a CIO and the need for both.

I believe the idea the changing title has to do with a move from “information” to “innovation”. To me, a CTO is more technology-focused, innovation-focused.

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