If today’s CIO is more like the IT manager to deliver the technology efficiency, then tomorrow’s CIO should more like the visionary business leaders to explore the effectiveness, situation-driven with entrepreneurial mindset.
CHIEF INFLUENCE OFFICER
How to make positive influence and global impact via taking advantage of modern technology such as web 2.0, social network and enterprise 2.0: such as advocating multi-cultural understanding, pursuing growth in emerging marketing, building up the boundaryless enterprise and learning organization
CHIEF INSPIRING OFFICER
How to inspire the employee’s passion and motivation via converging the personal computing and enterprise technology, how to inspire the diversified leadership, how to inspire the younger generation, young boys and girls, especially young girls pursuing technologic career via crafting the fashion of IT, rather than the image of IT manager stereotyped as tech nerd, running the back office maintenance.
CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER
IF CMO is right-brain intuitive executive role, and CTO and CFO are the left-brain analytic guru, then CIO should be the perfect whole-brain leader: to combine business savvy with technology efficiency, both as IT visionary and the innovative enterprise architect, to see organization as a whole for improving everyday.
So the futuristic CIO may come from different background with all kinds of innovative roles before: entrepreneur, professor, consultant., and even fiction story author, etc., if only you could make a difference through influencing, inspiring and innovating, But sort of technology root is truly the wind under your wing.