The CIO of the future

CIOs are under more pressure to change than ever before. IT leaders, who are traditionally responsible for ensuring technology operations stay up and running, are now being asked to lead a digital transformation of the business.

In May 2016, a group of CIOs, senior IT staff, representatives from technology suppliers and staff from BCS met at the Institute’s London offices to debate the future role of the CIO and the enterprise IT department.

IT leaders from the breakfast helped us to shape an understanding about the step-change required by CIO’s in order to drive forward the IT department and more importantly their organisations. A key theme that emerged was the renewed emphasis on customers, and digital skills capabilities. 


Stephen Docherty
CIO, South London & Maudsley Trust

Paul Milne
Public sector CTO, UK&I, Atos
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CIO of the future reportThere are significant shifts in the worlds of business and technology, and the future CIO needs to address changes in their and their team’s skills and capabilities. Read the full report