replace in-person communications, I
have actually found that I talk to my
direct reports more often as we work
from home. There have definitely been
some silver linings as we get creative on
The next leap for IT
I’m incredibly proud of how my team
responded to the crisis. But I’m also proud
of the IT industry – CIOs and their teams
have all but kept the world running through
the lockdown, while enabling Business
Continuity, health care and other vital
functions to continue.
Out of our survey respondents, 88% felt
that the role CIO/CTO is expanding to have
greater impact in their organizations and
across their industries.
I agree fully. We live in unprecedented
times, but I’ve learned that we’re stronger
than we think we are. I work with an
amazing team in an industry that’s
changing the world. And I believe that
there’s never been a better time to be in IT
or a better time to transform.
At the same time, CIOs are looking beyond
their own organizations. More than ever,
they are considering the impact they can
have in their communities and in the world.
There will be more challenges to come, no
doubt. But I believe that the technologies
will only get better and that continual
transformation actually is the new normal.
As IT professionals we are no stranger to
change and much of this is a mindset shift
as we reimagine IT.
As we emerge from this crisis, we’ll need
to apply the lessons we’re currently
learning, as we prioritize the opportunities
ahead of us. That will include new
investments in talent and inventive
solutions we haven’t even thought of yet.
The possibilities are endless.
In the end, I’m very optimistic as to where
we can take IT – regardless of what the
future may bring. •
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TO THE CRISIS.
BUT I’M ALSO
PROUD OF THE
IT INDUSTRY –
CIOS AND THEIR
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