Computerworld – The new CIO: Jack and master of all trades

In a world of global economic uncertainty and skills shortages, CIOs must balance a more strategic perspective that encompasses both technological and leadership skills with commercial nous.

That’s the findings from talent management firm, Hudson ICT, which has outlined the changing role of today’s CIOs in its report, The Reconstructed CIO: Building and Leading the New IT Function.

The report is based on Hudson’s ICT Industry Leaders Series roundtable event, involving 11 CIOs from some of Australia and New Zealand’s leading institutions and companies. Hudson has identified eight leadership competencies that define the core capabilities of successful CIOs and their teams:

Decision making;
Building talent;
Building the business;
Customer focus.

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