2011 IBM CIO Study – Philippine Media Round Table

IBM CIO C-Suite Studies: The Essential CIO

A few days ago, IBM uncovers to us the result of their latest biennial IBM Global Chief Information Officer Study, it’s according to their face-to-face conversation with over 3,000 CIOs from organizations of every size, sector and including 168 CIOs in ASEAN region.

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IBM’s Mr. Giuseppe Bruni Associate Partner on Business Strategy for IBM ASEAN Global Business Services, explained the study shows that CIO’s role is seen as fundamental from top management: 68% of the companies interviewed rank technology as totally critical to the success of the business and 58% of them have largely integrated business and technology to innovate. In addition to the detailed personal feedback, IBM also utilized financial metrics, detailed statistical and textual analysis into the study.

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Mr. Bruni keynoted three upshot of the CIO study;

  • The Chief Information Officer roles has become fundamental in corporate businesses.
  • CEO’s and CIO’s thinking are very closely aligned.
  • CIO’s need to identify and communicate their MANDATES to be successful in their roles.

CIO Mandates

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Furthermore, he added that CIO mandates comes with distinct characteristics that line-up with the organization ‘s goal and strategy. The mandates are the following:

  • Expand Mandate – which focuses on refining business processes and enhance collaboration.
  • Leverage Mandate – focuses on streamlining operations and increase organizational effectiveness.
  • Transform Mandate – change the industry value chain through improved relationships
  • Pioneer Mandate – radically innovate products, markets, and business model.

He also added their study also shows that 60% of the ASEAN CIOs focuses expand and leverage mandate. He also explained that most of the ASEAN CIOs focuses on enhance organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

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For the complete press release you can check out my facebook notes at: IBM: ASEAN CIOs are More Closely Aligned to CEOs

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