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Taking reigns as a CIO

Beyond the table stakes

Taking the reins as a CIO synthesises key finding from our CIO interviews, 12 pilot labs and our research and experience relating to executive transitions.

Regardless of their journey to the new position, most CIO's face a common set of core challenges. They must consider mastering the basic skills that comprise the "table stakes" for the role as well as excel in the differentiating skills that represent potential "game changers".A great CIO possesses and applies capabilities that create value for business.

CIOs who excel in the role are ready to make strategic business decisions by laveraging IT knowledge and experience. They drive innovative solutions that provide competitive advantage and communicate in the language of the business with a strong understanding of the financials and key drivers of business value.

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