Digitization and the ever changing role of the CIO

While having a chat with an old programmer buddy of mine about our first programming gig around 15–18 years back, the topic of CIO and what the role entails came about.

The CIO’s role has come a long way… from Chief Information to Integration to Innovation.

Today, every digital transformation book talks about IT providing value to businesses. At least for those of us who are in IT, we come from a background of knowing that IT provides value to the business.

But the key here is that IT used to provide value to business in order to function;

and now, IT needs to provide value to business to further itself, to expand, to find new way to generate revenue, to seek new lands to expand on.

Hence IT has become a channel of growth for businesses.

Digitization is a path every business will need to take.

All the best!