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Posted by Manish Bahl on June 14, 2013
I recently analyzed 60 companies in India to understand the CIO reporting structure and the key projects that these organizations are focused on. Some interesting findings from this exercise:
As the boundary between IT and business further blurs, successful CEOs must get more directly involved in business-led technology discussions as a means to differentiate their organization and drive business growth. To this end, most Indian CIOs (who do not report to CEOs) that I’ve spoken with over the past three to four months expect to report directly to the CEO (or senior-most executive in their organization) within the next year or two. This expectation is reflected in current hiring practices in India, where the majority of CIO job openings on the market will report directly to CEOs. With that in mind, we expect that 70% of Indian CIOs or top IT executives will report to CEOs or the senior-most executives in their organizations by the end of 2016.
What it means for CIOs: Technology is increasingly helping to shape the business for a vast majority of Indian companies. In order to become true business leaders, CIOs should:
What are your thoughts on CIO reporting structure and changes they must adopt to be future-ready?
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