Marc Besson sees a change in the role of the CIO and likes the idea of transforming the Chief Information Officer into Chief Innovation Officer. That is why the jury sees him as a favorite in the race for the SWISS CIO AWARD 2015.
Digitalization of glasses is not yet a key challenge for us despite the launch of innovative products such as Google Glass. The key challenge for us is the digitalization of our customer relationship process and integrating physical retail chains into a digital world. We are converting our company to an integrated omni-channel approach but will need time to adapt out technology to it and train people to use it.
The CIO plays a key role in this process, not only by ensuring that all technology resources and processes are aligned and ready but also in supporting the transformation of the company through innovative ideas and expertise in large projects.
The 3 most important abilities of a Top-CIO?
Understand complex business problems in a digital transformation and propose innovative solutions
• Develop talented, high-performance teams to realize and operate projects
Innovation is key to the development of the company and the CIO must infuse technology into the company strategy.
What are the CIO’s perspectives on consumerization and the cloud?
Cloud computing presents two serious challenges: identifying the right partner and redesigning our governance frameworks.
What is the importance of the CIO AWARD for you?
The SWISS CIO AWARD will be celebrated at the 4. Conare Swiss CIO SUMMIT on Sept. 24that the Kameha Grand in Zurich – Registration for IT-Managers is free of charge. www.ciosummit.ch