Our friend Paul Bentz at CISQ recently published an article detailing the imperative for CIOs to become digital leaders. Research from Gartner confirms that high-performing CIOs are leaders because of their participation in a digital ecosystem. To effectively drive transformational programs, CIOs must have a keen understanding of how digital drives both business and IT success.
We are proud to be a sponsor of CISQ’s Software Risk and Innovation Summit on April 27th in New York City, where digital leaders will be discussing the future of digital transformation and DevOps. We hope to see you there! You can register here: http://www.softwarerisksummit.com/nyc-2017.
In the meantime, have a look at what Mr. Bentz has to say about digital leadership. An excerpt of his article is below. See you in April!
Design is more important than ever. Integration is more important than ever. Architecture is more important than ever. The standards CISQ supports are more important than ever in order to drive transformation while improving IT application quality and reducing cost and risk.
Now taking all this and making it easy for the business to consume and agile for IT to deliver? This is where digital leaders are born.
At April’s Software Risk and Innovation Summit, we will be talking about this very thing – how CIOs can maximize their digital knowledge and available tools to drive change through IT all the way to the business. Specifically, we are hosting two panels:
- DevOps and Digital Transformation – how to accelerate DevOps transformation in fast-paced and highly regulated environments
- The Future of Innovation in IT – how trends in technology, business and policy are influencing IT strategy, thinking and skills
The lesson is: don’t delay your growth as a digital leader. With more visibility and opportunity comes more responsibility. Gartner’s 2016 CIO survey showed that IT spending in support of digitalization will increase by 10 percent by 2018 and top performing businesses where digitalization is already “fully baked” into their planning processes and business model will spend 44 percent of their IT budget on digital by 2018.