Odds are your CEO has an outdated notion of what IT is and is not. Since you like your job, youll probably never tell him. But George Colony, chairman and CEO of Forrester Research, will if youd let him.
2Seven Things Your CEO Really Needs to Know – Its not IT anymore …
Its no longer about information. Its time to change Information Technology to Business Technology. Technology is now your business, business is now your technology. You dont believe him? Walk down the hallway and unplug wires and listen for the screams
3Seven Things Your CEO Really Needs to Know – When it comes to technology …
Most CEOs dont have the vaguest idea of how technology is used in their companies. That was OK when it was just IT, but this is BT. How many boards of directors would let the CEO get away with not understanding finance? CEOs dont need to know SOA or sof
4Seven Things Your CEO Really Needs to Know – Whose fault is it anyway?
As easy as its been to blame the CIO for the big installation that blew up, or the CRM that was brought in that didnt work, its more likely that you didnt change the way business handled these processes, thus it was never really adopted. And yet, its
5Seven Things Your CEO Really Needs to Know – Four players
You (the CEO), TKBEs (Technology Knowledgeable Business Experts), a great CIO and a techie on the board (of directors). This teaches the CEOs to be technology-knowledgeable, and gives the CIO someone on the board dedicated to their function.
6Seven Things Your CEO Really Needs to Know – The Driving Force
Its not that they wont be involved, but they wont be the only driving force. Its because process innovation is about the business and business is run by other executives, so everyone has to be on board or it will not work.
7Seven Things Your CEO Really Needs to Know – T + P + O
This includes the techie on the board and the TKBE. To embrace BT, all three of these things need to happen.
8Seven Things Your CEO Really Needs to Know – When youre looking for your next CIO, look for….
Your CIO should be looking for opportunities to teach the company what they need to know about tech. This isnt about confusing them with SOA or something highly technical, but about helping your company become technology-knowledgeable, so that you can su
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