The days when CIOs could glide into a long-term career based solely on their technical abilities are rapidly fading.
“It’s no longer enough for IT leaders to be tech experts,” warns Bob Hersch, a principal at Deloitte Consulting. The best-in-class CIOs of today are also business savvy, using their knowledge to embed IT as a service capability.
“This business-centric approach integrates IT into an overall business strategy,” he adds.
The best way any IT leader can augment his or her current technical knowledge — and strengthen their long-term career prospects — is by committing to acquiring the following seven essential business skills.