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The Pivotal CIO: Today’s Digital Transformer-in-Chief

You’ve got the most exciting, challenging role in business. And it all depends on how you manage data. Here’s why…

Contents

Part 1
 
Part 2
Part 3
 
Part 4

Part 1

The Pivotal CIO

The CIO and Intelligent Disruption

"Digital transformation" sounds abstract. In reality, nothing could be more real—or more important. As a pivotal CIO, you’re driving critical enterprise initiatives that:

Power innovation

Creating opportunities from disruptive technologies instead of getting sidelined by them.

Modernize IT

Exploring hybrid architectures and cloud solutions to deliver data quickly and economically to the business.

Re-engineer processes

Automating as much as possible to free up valuable IT resources and deliver self-service solutions to the business.

Secure the business

Protecting intellectual property and customer data from overt breaches and inadvertent data proliferation.

Drive customer centricity

Ensuring the 360-degree view of the customer that drives a differentiating customer experience.

Oh, and keep the lights on

Meeting user expectations with up-to-date infrastructure, software, and systems, and an always-on network.

And you’re doing it all against a complete disruption of business models, customer expectations, go-to-market channels, and the enterprise tech stack as a whole. These are exciting times indeed.

How Strategic CIOs Invest Their Time

Driving business
innovation
(Up 7%)
Developing and refining
business strategy
(Down 1%)
Finding competitive
differentiation
(Up 5%)
Developing new go-to-market
strategies & tech
(Up 5%)

Source: IDG State of the CIO 2017

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Data Leverage: The New CIO Imperative

Today’s transformative CIOs unleash the power of data to make an impact everywhere, not just in one project, and not just once but again and again.

This is leveraging your data for maximum impact, and it's driven by five imperatives:

  1. Centralize data management: Stop considering data management a project-level issue. It’s an enterprise opportunity.
  2. Take a platform approach: Capitalize on modular and re-usable tech, skills, integrations, and knowledge.
  3. Think hybrid: Understand that your data is in the cloud. It’s also on-premises. It’s everywhere.
  4. Optimize for agility and governance: Fuel business and IT agility with effective data governance.
  5. Enable business self-service: Make sure data is everyone’s business.

"It’s a journey from a known world in which the company has clearly been successful, or it wouldn’t exist anymore, into a world where it is at risk of not existing anymore."

Jeanne W. Ross, Director and Principal Research Scientist,
MIT Center for Information Systems Research

Part 2

Hear from CIOs

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Meet our CIO

Listen to The Big Pivot podcast series of conversations with Graeme Thompson, Informatica SVP and CIO, and Rob O’Regan, IDG editor. The pair discuss topics including using data to lead digital transformations, plotting your journey to the cloud, and driving business success with big data.

Podcast Series: The Big Pivot

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The Chicago Cubs:

Intelligent Disruption in the Field

Andrew McIntyre on Data and the Business of Winning.

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Transformation Talks

Informatica leaders share their experiences of today’s data-driven digital transformation initiatives.

IDG CIO Perspectives: Siloed thinking and digital transformation

CIO Graeme Thompson discusses digital transformation and the pivotal role of data.

IDG CIO Perspectives: Secure cloud migration

CTO Bill Burns talks data security, business risk, and the importance of trust.

The Pivotal CIO: Using Data to Drive Strategic Change

CIO Graeme Thompson on IT's unique perspective on data as a business-driving asset.

Part 3

An Intelligent Data Platform

 

Business Transformation Services

Your strategic ally for data-driven digital transformation.

You don’t just need a platform. You need strategic advice from the data transformation experts.

Find out more about our proven framework for the data-driven enterprise.

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"The most important thing in any type of digital transformation or journey is to understand the overarching strategic goals of the organization. Without that foundation, I think everything else is going to be a struggle.You’re going to be bringing technology and solutions without understanding the problem fully."

Andrew McIntrye, VP of Technology, Chicago Cubs

Part 4

CIO Resources

CIO Events

IDG CIO Perspectives

The CIO roadshow moves to LA to draw on the expertise and CIO leadership from in and around Southern California. We'll be there to join the conversation and show how data drives...everything!

Oct 17, 2017

Seminar | Los Angeles, CA

CHIME Fall Forum

An event designed for healthcare CIOs and IT leaders with education programming, as well as plenty of face-to-face time with other healthcare innovators to discuss new best practices. And it ends with a keynote from Dan Tapscott, author of The Blockchain Revolution and Wikinomics.

Oct 31- Nov 3. 2017

Seminar | San Antonio, TX

Evanta CIO Summit

Built by CIOs, for CIOs, this executive summit has been crafted to make sure CIOs get the most relevant information, in a peer-to-peer environment based on a highly selective nomination and qualification process. The governing body of CIOs have made sure this is exactly what CIOs need to grow.

Nov 29, 2017

Seminar | Dallas, TX

Check out our eBook

The CIOs Guide to Developing a Data-Driven Culture

Becoming data-driven means managing culture change.

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