“The CIO will have their best-ever opportunity to partner with the CEO and the board. The reality is that most executive teams still lack qualified digital expertise at the leadership level. This is hampering strategic decision making across the enterprise.”
Today’s enterprises are struggling to keep pace in a business world increasingly populated by nimble startups. These enterprises once relied on their IT cores as a source of competitive advantage. Now, those same IT cores increasingly make it difficult for them to adapt to a “New Normal” defined by speed, efficiency and resilience.
via Experience IBM
“Reshaping your workforce to thrive under digital disruption is a challenge, especially given that the digital future is a moving target. And talent, we’ve found, is only one of six major areas companies need to change to create a long-term competitive advantage in the marketplace.”
“CIOs will be facing another issue in 2019, which goes beyond technological innovations: the shortage of skilled workers. We expect this situation to exacerbate even more, as companies in all industries transform into digital businesses and are looking for IT experts (developers, project managers, IT architects, etc.) to manage this transformation.”
Fears that robots will take away jobs from people have dominated the discussion over the future of work, but the ‘World Development Report 2019’ finds that on balance this appears to be unfounded. Instead, technology is bringing opportunity, paving the way to create new jobs, increase productivity, and improve public service delivery.
via World Bank
“Most business leaders understand the need to change, but making it happen is easier said than done. In our experience, those leaders who are most successful at driving growth in their organizations are deliberate and disciplined in the way they do it.”
What do ‘CEO Academy’ companies do that enables them to develop such a strong pipeline of future leaders? First, they understand ‘The Value of People’; second, they look ‘Outside and Inside’ for advice and best practices; and third, they maintain a strong ‘Focus on the Future’.