Articles By Gary Davenport


You might be a “CIO Luddite”

As a follow-up to my previous blog on “Long live the new CIO” and borrowing on Jeff Foxworthy’s comedy routine...

March 11th, 2016 Gary Davenport
CIO being cut out of C-suite

Long live the “new” CIO — but don’t forget the lessons from the past

We live in interesting times. The pace of change and new opportunities available by digital technologies are exciting to say...

February 4th, 2016 Gary Davenport
Managing the budget in a business

CIO leadership fundamentals: Managing the money

One of the most challenging aspects of a CIO’s position is to ensure that there are indeed adequate financial resources...

April 22nd, 2015 Gary Davenport
IT leadership strategy business meeting

CIO leadership fundamentals part 3: Building core capabilities

One of the most important objectives for any CIO is to build core based capabilities for their own organization to...

March 20th, 2015 Gary Davenport
stakeholders working together as a team

CIO leadership fundamentals part 2: Relationships do matter

This is the second in a series of short blogs on the CIO basics from a practitioner perspective. First up...

February 20th, 2015 Gary Davenport
leadership feature

CIO leadership fundamentals part 1: Strategy comes first

In an attempt to provide more direct insights into the world of the CIO from a layman’s perspective, here is...

January 29th, 2015 Gary Davenport
IT leadership strategy business meeting

European and Canadian CIOs – challenges and opportunities in the new year

On behalf of the CIO Association of Canada, I had the pleasure of attending the annual EuroCIO conference in Brussels...

January 12th, 2015 Gary Davenport
IT award winning projects

CIO Award Winners: what does it take?

In a world where negative stories about IT project failures seem to dominate the top headlines, it is great to...

December 3rd, 2014 Gary Davenport
Leadership 250pxl

One CIO’s leadership beliefs

What do you believe in? Does your team know what to expect from you? Have you clearly communicated your expectations?...

December 1st, 2014 Gary Davenport

CIOs and suppliers: Making the most of the relationship

Anyone who has been a CIO will tell you that a significant amount of time is spent managing relationships with...

November 21st, 2014 Gary Davenport