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BRM and IT & Business Alignment Interview: Magnus Akesson, CIO, Utilities and Manufacturing

BRM and IT & Business Alignment Interview: Magnus Akesson, CIO, Utilities and Manufacturing

Feb 23, 2017

  Interview Questions Structure What is your preferred structure for an IT department in an organization like yours in your industry? Why do you prefer that structure and why do you feel it serves the business? Magnus began the interview by addressing the prediction made by a leading analyst organization in 2012 that the CMO would outspend the CIO in IT...

Halting the IT Talent Recycling Game

Halting the IT Talent Recycling Game

Jan 22, 2017

A Gartner recently published research article cited the resource crunch as the largest issue facing CIOs. The research pointed to talent as the biggest roadblock to successfully achieving objectives. In short, this is true. As I have worked with CIOs around the globe, I have seen this as the dominant issue. In situations where a model would have helped them...

6 Digital Predictions for 2017

6 Digital Predictions for 2017

Jan 10, 2017

These are six digital trends for 2017 that are important for IT Business Alignment, CIO and other IT leaders, and all concerned with Customer Experience.  ...

The CIO’s Digital Dilemma

The CIO’s Digital Dilemma

Dec 21, 2016

Three recent trends in IT have arisen that signal to IT and the CIO both a dilemma and an opportunity. They are: • IT budgets continue to shrink • Enterprise Software Purchases are increasing • XaaS Cloud and service offerings are increasing, many being purchased without IT input These trends have been obvious within all of the leading 2016 end of year reviews....

The Cultural Levers of Business Aligned IT

The Cultural Levers of Business Aligned IT

Dec 15, 2016

It was said in many different ways during the discussions with leaders.  Quotes like: “People and culture eat structure for breakfast.” “The three dimensions of IT & business alignment are people, culture, and structure and structure is always the least impactful.” “I can implement you a world class system, but do you have a world class team to use it?”...

IT to the Business Partnership Interview: Benjamin Wilson, CTO, Oil and Gas

IT to the Business Partnership Interview: Benjamin Wilson, CTO, Oil and Gas

Dec 6, 2016

Benjamin Wilson, CTO, Oil and Gas At the time of this interview, Ben Wilson was Chief Technology Officer of GE Oil & Gas and is located in Houston Texas.  As Chief Technology Officer, Ben oversaw Global Infrastructure Operations across more than 600 locations, global application support, enterprise cyber security and Industrial Internet deployment and...