Introducing the Digital CIO series
The way business success was measured in the past doesn’t hold up against the demands of an ever-expanding digital environment. The digital reality has changed forever the way we live and do business. And no one better understands the opportunities and the challenges of digital enterprise transformation than the CIOs of today. Staying engaged on this topic is critical to ensure the success of the digital journey.
That is why I am excited to introduce the “The Digital CIO,” a new blog series in the CIO Knowledge section of the Digitalist Magazine by SAP. The premise of this blog series is to be a continuous source of insight and inspiration from CIOs to their peers all over the world. Top executives from global industries will share their experience in incorporating sophisticated new technologies, what they have learned, and what has been successful for them. This series is a reflection based on real stories told by CIOs who have taken necessary steps to improve speed and efficiency, eliminate wasteful practices, and avoid or overcome costly mistakes in their organizations.
Meet our first digital CIO
“The Digital CIO” launches with Cristiano Barbieri, the CIO and director of Customer Relationship and Technology Strategies of SulAmérica in Brazil. His first blog examines the rise of the dual-role CIO, and how merging responsibilities for both IT and customer relationships is helping SulAmérica maintain its leadership position in Brazil’s fast-paced insurance market. In his blog series, Cristiano explains how he and his team recognized the importance of an internal cultural shift to take digital transformation from cliché to reality.
A CIO-to-CIO community
In my work with executives around the world, I am fortunate to meet leading CIOs with invaluable insights about advancing their organizations towards technological innovations. This is an experience I would like to share, and it inspired the idea of the Digital CIO blog series. The objective is to create a community of CIOs who will discuss what they have learned about work ethics in the digital era and how their organizations were changed by leveraging groundbreaking technologies to address the fast-paced demands of our digital economy.
Each blogger will provide personal guideposts on how to navigate what may seem difficult and uncharted territory. These are executive accounts of shared facts, figures, and findings to help other leaders make their best technology decisions. It will guide them on how to interact successfully with CEOs and CFOs, and how to make a compelling business case for technological innovation to their leadership.
I hope you are as excited about this series as I am, and I wish you all the best for your organization’s digital journey. I welcome your input on this new series and on what area of technology you’d like to learn more about. Please feel free to comment below.
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