Changing Face of CIO – Rise of the Business Strategist<br />Amit Kumar<br />Kasper Consulting<br />March 19, 2010<br />1<b...
CIO = “Career is Over”<br />I admit!<br />2<br />
What have I done in my career?<br /><ul><li>Programming
System Design (Tech Lead)
Business Analysis
Systems Analysis
Project Management
Large Change Management Initiatives – primarily related to IT
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19th March Session One by Amit Kumar

  1. 1. Changing Face of CIO – Rise of the Business Strategist<br />Amit Kumar<br />Kasper Consulting<br />March 19, 2010<br />1<br />
  2. 2. CIO = “Career is Over”<br />I admit!<br />2<br />
  3. 3. What have I done in my career?<br /><ul><li>Programming
  4. 4. System Design (Tech Lead)
  5. 5. Business Analysis
  6. 6. Systems Analysis
  7. 7. Project Management
  8. 8. Large Change Management Initiatives – primarily related to IT
  9. 9. Managed IT (Data Center, Servers, Telecom Network, Bas, Development, Information Security, etc.)
  10. 10. Managed IT for Group
  11. 11. Managed IT for Asia</li></ul>3<br />
  12. 12. What have I done in my career?<br /><ul><li>Programming
  13. 13. System Design (Tech Lead)
  14. 14. Business Analysis
  15. 15. Systems Analysis
  16. 16. Project Management
  17. 17. Large Change Management Initiatives – primarily related to IT
  18. 18. Managed IT (Data Center, Servers, Telecom Network, Bas, Development, Information Security, etc.)
  19. 19. Managed IT for Group
  20. 20. Managed IT for Asia</li></ul>4<br />What have you done in your career?<br />
  21. 21. 5<br />What are we good at?<br /><ul><li>Technology
  22. 22. Managing People
  23. 23. Managing Change
  24. 24. Understanding of the Business
  25. 25. Controlling Expenses
  26. 26. Managing Risks
  27. 27. Managing Large Capital Expenditure
  28. 28. Managing Budgets
  29. 29. Looking out for IT opportunities to help our businesses grow
  30. 30. Managing vendors
  31. 31. General Management (can manage all areas of IT and can deep-dive if required)</li></ul>That’s a lot!<br />So why are we not heading Business Units?<br />Why are we not being considered for CEO positions?<br />Why are we not in the Board Room?<br />Well, I couldn’t do it!<br />
  32. 32. What could have I done?<br /><ul><li>Be more “business numbers” oriented
  33. 33. Reach out to the customers of my company
  34. 34. Reach out to my customers – users and branches. Would have taught me Business Development
  35. 35. Look out for job-rotation opportunities
  36. 36. After a large system change, continue interacting & connecting with business to measure business gains. Work out the cost-benefit (or P&L)</li></ul>6<br />
  37. 37. What could have I done?<br /><ul><li>Be more “business numbers” oriented
  38. 38. Reach out to the customers of my company
  39. 39. Reach out to my customers – users and branches. Would have taught me Business Development
  40. 40. Look out for job-rotation opportunities
  41. 41. After a large system change, continue interacting & connecting with business to measure business gains. Work out the cost-benefit (or P&L)</li></ul>7<br />What more can you do?<br />
  42. 42. I couldn’t rise from a CIO to get into the Company Boardroom<br />Can you?<br />8<br />
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