The global pandemic, which most of us hoped would not last longer than a few months, is still taking lives. Apart from the hazardous health effects, the disease is affecting our economy and businesses. Nonetheless, the CIOs have emerged from the pandemic’s ashes by successfully surviving the remote transition. In this article at CIO Dive, Roberto Torres illuminates how the CIOs in different sectors have appeared as flag bearers of transformation.
Wearing Multiple Hats
CIOs are playing numerous roles to support the remote workforce in tight budgets. From changing their legacy support to accelerating cloud migrations, the CIOs are migrating organizations to a progressively viable landscape. Here are the five lead roles they are playing to maintain their effectiveness in the pandemic:
A Corporate Sage
The CIOs have developed a profound knowledge of businesses across different sectors and geographical locations. They have gone beyond being the business drivers or general technology experts.
A Technology Transmitter
Whatever role and new responsibilities you play, navigating the C-suite executives in crucial technology decisions would always remain a part of your KRA. You are the digital influence and advisor to clients, customers, and suppliers.
According to McKinsey, the ‘chief influencing officer’ is the new acronym for CIO. Amid the pandemic, they have used advanced technology to break silos and boost automated tool adoption.
A Social Influencer
Several organizations are encashing this time to pivot a feasible work environment for future remote work. CIOs play a lead role in developing a collaborative work culture by organizing and controlling a revolutionary digital infrastructure.
The Talent Hunter
The CIOs are forming an army of talented technicians to accelerate business growth in the post-pandemic scenario. They are hiring and training industry talent and retraining them for improved future opportunities.
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