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Oxford’s Said Business School calls for CIO recalibration

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Organisations and CIOs need to recalibrate their view of IT skills, leadership, innovation and change management, says the world famous Said Business School, Oxford.  In a webinar that the CIO and innovation leadership community is invited to (September 22, 2016) Michael Earl will discuss the changing role of the CIO in the age of digital services.

“The arrival of the Digital Age has put the CIO centre stage as they hold a unique position and skillset within the C-Suite,” Said Business School say. “The traditional function of the CIO, to provide robust IT platforms and applications and craft IT strategy, is no longer enough. The CIO of 2016 and beyond must be engaged in thought leadership, technological integrity, business innovation and strategic conversations.”

Said Business School believes the most successful CIO’s are deeply involved in navigating an ambitious mission for IT, in building effective relationships within the C-Suite, and in examining and developing their own IT leadership styles.

Research by Earl reveals CIO’s find it difficult to make their voices heard when it comes to influencing business strategy and shaping what is possible. Now is a time for both personal and team re-calibration in four domains: IT skills, leadership style, experimentation, and change capabilities.

Michael Earl is Emeritus Professor of Information Management and Honorary Fellow of Green Templeton College and of Harris Manchester College. His current and recent work has been on IT in post-merger integration and on rethinking information as a strategic resource.

Earl’s research and teaching have been mainly in the strategic management of IT and of Information; Earl regularly carries out advisory work with CIOs, CEOs and CFOs.

To tune in and take part visit: http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/programmes/execed/cio-academy/events/chief-information-officer-insider-or-outsider

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