A former CIO and author lays out the blueprint for how to disrupt old-school IT.
The traditional model of IT is starting to look like ancient history, according to Ian Cox. And that isn’t good for CIOs who still see their roles as technology and services providers rather than technology and services brokers, said Cox, a former CIO-turned-consultant and author of Disrupt IT: A New Model for IT in the Digital Age. In the digital age, businesses are looking to technology to create new products and services, not just enable them.
SearchCIO senior news writer Nicole Laskowski recently caught up with Cox to discuss what he sees as the new core competencies for IT, what CIOs need to do to transform their role, and why clinging to old-school IT is helping pave the way for a new C-level executive — the chief digital officer (CDO).