The role of the CIO is evolving. They are increasingly perceived as top level executives that are being asked to weigh-in at senior meetings about non-IT issues. At the same time, however, the business side of operations is gaining sway over the IT budget and successfully dictating IT purchase priorities. Day to day priorities include operational concerns like security, privacy, reliability and managing budgets, but a new priority is emerging; business innovation.
Does this sound like you? Has your job evolved along these lines in the last year? Do you know how effective your spending is versus your competitors? Do you see the same challenges on the horizon as your peers?