Critical competencies required for the role of the modern CIO

Lane, Michael S. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6534-4902 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
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems (1 Apr 2007 - 31 Dec 2010)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems (1 Apr 2007 - 31 Dec 2010)
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2008 04:33
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2020 02:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: chief information officer; information communications technology; competencies; IS leadership
Fields of Research (2008): 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
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4609 Information systems > 460999 Information systems not elsewhere classified
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3599 Other commerce, management, tourism and services > 359999 Other commerce, management, tourism and services not elsewhere classified
46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4609 Information systems > 460908 Information systems organisation and management
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): 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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