Executive Briefings

CIOs, Listen Up: Start Thinking Like Venture Capitalists

A recent report from Gartner suggests that CIOs, long considered captains of the Good Ship Cost Center, need to start thinking and acting more like venture capitalists, not only to drive revenue and profits but also to better position themselves for future openings within the executive ranks.
"Sure, some CIOs are going to say, 'What are you smoking?'" says Dave Aron, an analyst at Gartner and author of the report. "They'll say that it's not their job to drive revenue growth. What we're finding and trying to tell CIOs is that this is more of an opportunity than a responsibility."
Source: Baseline, http://www.baselinemag.com

A recent report from Gartner suggests that CIOs, long considered captains of the Good Ship Cost Center, need to start thinking and acting more like venture capitalists, not only to drive revenue and profits but also to better position themselves for future openings within the executive ranks.
"Sure, some CIOs are going to say, 'What are you smoking?'" says Dave Aron, an analyst at Gartner and author of the report. "They'll say that it's not their job to drive revenue growth. What we're finding and trying to tell CIOs is that this is more of an opportunity than a responsibility."
Source: Baseline, http://www.baselinemag.com