Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 22 | Page 10


Bold leadership elevates CIOs to the boardroom , according to Logicalis global study

CIOs have stepped into the role of digital evangelist and strategic advisor , according to the 2023 Global CIO Survey from Logicalis , a global technology service provider .

The study questioned 1000 technology leaders and explores how the role of the CIO is evolving . 2023 ’ s survey , The Meteoric Rise of the CIO , demonstrates a monumental shift in the role of the CIO from tech implementor to business leader .
Tech leaders are actively involved in creating business strategy – 41 % have some level of responsibility for business strategy while 81 % say they are spending more time on innovation . They are using their technology expertise to deliver innovative solutions that drive value and competitive advantage . Over three quarters ( 77 %) are now spending more time selling ideas to the board .
“ CIOs are playing a leading role in orchestrating transformation and are stepping up in response to the changing industry dynamics ,” said Bob Bailkoski , CEO at Logicalis .
“ Yet , CIOs are faced with challenges to navigate including a potential recession and talent shortages . In addition to this , they are experiencing increased pressure to deliver digital-based outcomes for their organizations , giving them more exposure to their boards and requiring a different way of operating .”

Juniper Networks and Vodafone deliver successful first-of-its-kind open RAN RIC trial on a commercial network mobile operators – OPEX control , service differentiation , customer experience and sustainability among others .

Sustainable networking is imperative for mobile operators and successful RIC trials in Open RAN networks help drive more energy-efficient and sustainable operations .
“ The success of this trial represents the first RIC deployment in our live commercial network , aligned with the O-RAN Alliance specifications ,” said Paco Martin , Head of Open RAN , Vodafone Group .

Juniper Networks and Vodafone have achieved a successful field trial , validating both Admission Control and Traffic Steering applications running on top of the open and interoperable Juniper RAN Intelligent Controller ( RIC ) platform .

This trial , validated with live traffic on a Vodafone commercial network , is based on an open , software-driven architecture that demonstrates the power of openness and intelligence to effectively address the key business challenges currently faced by
“ This successful trial is a testament to the clear focus on open interfaces and serves as a significant stepping stone that will spur further innovation in the Open RAN space ,” said Constantine Polychronopoulos , Group VP , 5G and Telco Cloud , Juniper Networks .
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