Campaigning your way onto the board

Platts, Brinley
August 2006
Computer Weekly;8/8/2006, p18
Trade Publication
The article discusses the role of the chief information officer (CIO) at board level of any company. Getting a CIO at board level is a matter of mindful campaigning around the personal strengths of the individual CIO, in account of corporate culture and the perceived strategic contribution of IT in the sector. The CIO and other board members are invited into the board discussion because of their personal stature, credibility, experience, and strategic operation of the business. The CIO must improve the board's capacity to survive and prosper, and figuring out how to enroll others in this belief is the most useful route to goal.


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