The technologies available to businesses are becoming ever more sophisticated. The development of the IT landscape has been accelerated by the pandemic, as corporations realise the importance of digital solutions in creating the virtual office, bringing together supplier and customer and ensuring the continuing success of their businesses.
The CIONET Cookbook uses the analogy of a five-star restaurant to explain the importance of optimally integrated technology, with the CIO as Master Chef.
In order to provide the best service to its customers, a top restaurant must have the right atmosphere, an inviting menu, a well-equipped kitchen, talented and committed front-of-house and kitchen staff and smooth-running processes that ensure an enjoyable experience for diners.
THE COOKBOOK EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Great IT leadership is more important than ever before. As the pace of digital transformation continues to quicken, the best CIOs rely on five key characteristics that help them turn the threat of disruption into an opportunity. They use these traits to lead the creation of new technology-enabled business models that generate a lasting competitive advantage.
Our analysis suggests Master Chefs of the Digital Kitchen excel across five traits: they are curious, imaginative, purposeful, authentic, and dynamic.
These five traits are distinct in nature, yet they interlink when it comes to leadership style. Master Chefs display all these traits, but they adopt and adapt them in a way that creates great results for them as individuals, and for the people they lead, the businesses they work for, and the customers they serve.
Executive director of Global Change
Just like a five-star restaurant, businesses need to be able to offer great service to customers and business partners, an up-to-date menu of IT solutions, access to the best technology and a great team to implement those systems, all under the leadership of a CIO with vision and energy.
The CIONET Cookbook comprises 27 recipes for success from today’s most influential and dynamic information technology leaders, across all sectors of business. In it, readers will discover:
The CIONET Cookbook is an invaluable tool for IT executives at all levels, in businesses of all sizes and across all sectors.