Critical competencies required for the role of the modern CIO

Lane, Michael S. and Koronios, Andy (2007) Critical competencies required for the role of the modern CIO. In: ACIS 2007: 18th Australasian Conference on Information Systems:The 3 Rs: Research, Relevance and Rigour - Coming of Age, 5-7 Dec 2007, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Abstract

The role of the chief information officer (CIO) has become increasingly challenging and complex as information communications technology (ICT) has become critical infrastructure for most large organisations. However, there has been a lack of research which has empirically examined the role of the modern CIO. A set of initial critical competencies were identified in the existing literature. An online survey of CIOs confirmed the importance of these competencies and identified other competencies which are considered critical. The key findings show that the role of the modern CIO has become increasingly business focused and strategic. Soft skills dominate the critical competencies. Ultimately, how a CIO leads and manages his/her ICT staff will greatly influence how successful a CIO is in the role. However, the CIO still needs to have high level understanding of key technology knowledge so personal knowledge of or access to hard skills is also critical in the role.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Paper no. 90
Depositing User: Dr Michael Lane
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2008 04:33
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: chief information officer; information communications technology; competencies; IS leadership
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3410

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