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"The Change Agent CIO" Book Introduction

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Traditional CIOs are often perceived as tactical managers, controllers, or order takers. But digital CIOs need to be the “constructive disruptors” to break down silos and break through conventional wisdom. The purpose of this book “The Change Agent CIO: The CIO’s Dynamic Role of Leading Digitalization“ is to share insight into the multifaceted CO leadership disciplines and multidimensional change agenda of IT. The digital CIOs are in demand to “disrupt,” inspire changes and accelerate digital transformation. They are change agents to reinvent IT as the business growth engine, optimize business processes and structures, rejuvenate the corporate
culture and communication, and raise their intellectual voice to lead change interactively, innovatively, and relentlessly.

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"The Change Agent CIO" Book Introduction

  1. 1. The Change Agent CIO The CIO’s Dynamic Role of Leading Digitalization Pearl Zhu The Author of “Digital Master” (25+ Books) & “Future of CIO” Blog (5000 Blogs) WWW.PEARLZHU.COM FUTUREOFCIO.BLOGSPOT.COM CIO MASTER DIGITAL MASTER
  2. 2. “Digital Master” Book Series (25 Books)
  3. 3. Title: The Change Agent CIO Sub Title: The CIO’s Dynamic Role of Leading Digitalization Author: Pearl Zhu ISBN: 978-3-359-10301-0 Copyright Date: Sep, 2018 About “The Change Agent CIO”
  4. 4. ➝ 4 D I G I T A L M A S T E R
  5. 5. The Change Agent CIO Summary The expectation for CIO have grown multifaceted. The purpose of this book “The Change Agent CIO: The CIO’s Dynamic Role of Leading Digitalization“ is to share insight into the multifaceted CO leadership disciplines and multidimensional change agenda of IT. The digital CIOs are in demand to “disrupt,” inspire changes and accelerate digital transformation.
  6. 6. Digital CIO’s Vision, Passion, Orchestration 6
  7. 7. Often information abundance catalyzes change, and technology is the disruptive force behind major changes. Hence, in digital organizations, CIOs shouldn’t get pushed for changes; they are actually in a better position to play a role as the change agent. Chapter 1 The Digital CIO as Change Agent
  8. 8. Information is fluid, and digitalization is complex. It becomes complex if things do interact, particularly in the case of "non-linear" interaction and interdependent relationship. Chapter 2 The Pervasive Changes and Digitalization
  9. 9. IT faces an unprecedented opportunity to refine its reputation, also needs to take more responsibility as a true business partner. CIOs have to get IT change agenda ready, have access to both internal and external resources for achieving the desired ROI and running high-performance digital IT organization effortlessly. Chapter 3 The Digital IT Change Agenda
  10. 10. The digital era upon us is about increasing pace of changes and continuous disruptions, IT is in a unique position to lead changes because they can oversee the whole organizational processes and they should have the management skills to implement digital transformation programs successfully. Chapter 4 The Digital IT Change Practices
  11. 11. The role of CIO continues to evolve rapidly in the midst of the information abundance and technology driven digital disruptions. Forward-looking IT organizations should practice intrapreneurship for running IT as a software startup, promote and sustain organizational performance, renewal and corporate competitiveness. Chapter 5 IT Innovation & Intrapreneurship
  12. 12. Change Management is about mentoring the human side of the business through the profound and unsettling change. Therefore, change agents are critical, as they have been an invaluable source of courage, knowledge, business direction and insight. Chapter 6 The Digital Change Agent
  13. 13. Digital brings both significant opportunities and unprecedented risks to the business’s surviving and thriving. The CIO as the digital leader needs to understand and overcome pitfalls on the way in order to run a high-performance digital IT organization. Chapter 7 Avoid Pitfalls to Run Dynamic Digital IT
  14. 14. “You can’t manage it if you don’t measure it” is an old adage for modern business management. A performance measurement system is a necessary foundation for continuous improvement. Because without measurements, it can be hard to tell whether attempted improvements make the situation better or worse. Chapter 8 Play the Number Game Wisely
  15. 15. As businesses change shape, size, expansion, and transformations, CIOs too need conditioning and improvement. The digital CIOs’ portrait is multidimensional, they have to wear different personas and master multiple leadership and management roles effortlessly. Conclusion IT continues to grow in importance to organizations, both operationally and as a competitive advantage.
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  17. 17. Review Would you recommend this book? Write your review here.

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