Future CIO: the Chief Integration Officer (redux)

July 9, 2012

Hard times call for hard thinking, supplemented by effective action. Achieving and sustaining our future relevance in a turbulent economic context will need a radical new approach to the way we deliver value for our stakeholders.

After years of careful observation, I have reached the sincere conclusion that the role of Chief Information Officer is not only redundant but was never really needed. I believe therefore that we should immediately scrap the role of Chief Information Officer and create instead a genuinely useful CIO role: that of Chief Integration Officer.