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EDITOR ’ S QUESTION

WHAT ONE PIECE OF ADVICE WOULD YOU OFFER TO A CIO IF YOU WERE TALKING TO THEM RIGHT NOW ?

Over the past few years with all the unpredictability that has shaken up the world of work , the role of the CIO has changed , if not

This decade has certainly not been a time for CIOs to rest on their laurels – if anything the complete reverse is true . beyond all recognition , then certainly substantially from what we knew just a few years before .
While not so long ago IT was largely regarded as a cost center , now we hear about the need for CIOs to turn their hand to driving revenue .
Such a switch in demands will not come naturally to many especially coming at a time when workforces needed to be urgently equipped to meet the demands of remote working because of the sudden emergence of the pandemic .
This decade has certainly not been a time for CIOs to rest on their laurels – if anything the complete reverse is true .
Adaptability is more key than ever , as is communication with other board members who may have a limited grasp of exactly what IT brings to the business .
Improved communication can only contribute to the understanding of the deep-rooted importance of IT throughout every aspect of the modern enterprise .
We asked three industry experts , what advice they would give to CIOs if they were talking to them , maybe when bumping into them in a lift or by the water cooler .
We hear from Anthony McMahon , Vice President , APJ at GitLab ; Graham Pearson , Vice President and Managing Director ANZ at Lacework ; and Richard Marr , APAC CIAM Lead at Okta .
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