Enterprise IT as we have known it is rapidly becoming obsolete, and the traditional role of the CIO is increasingly irrelevant.
As game-changing technologies transform every business process, they also give us the ability to create new products and services that were impossible just a few years ago. Therefore, the CIO's role must shift from protecting and defending the status quo to embracing and extending new innovative capabilities.
The old way was about technology-centricity; the new way is about technology-empowered business strategies. The old way was information management; the new way is information intelligence.
The old way was IT systems management; the new way is platforms that enable new value chains and integrated ecosystems. The old way was cost management; the new way is driving business transformation and accelerating growth.
Today's world of business is not just changing — it's transforming. What's the difference?
Change is doing something in an incrementally different way.