“Many CIOs and CTOs have never fought hard enough to assert themselves as business executives. Instead, most have laid a strong claim to technology expertise. Nobody thinks of a CDO as a geek. Rather, a CDO is supposed to be a Steve Jobs wannabe, someone who sees all the technology and business pieces on the table and puts together a transformational new product, service, or way of working.
Queue record scratching sound. Isn’t that why you signed up to be technology leader? Most CIOs and CTOs didn’t intend to be the mechanic in overalls who deals with the complex stuff nobody wants to pay attention to. But too often, for many reasons, that is what happened.”
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