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Can the CIO be the Chief Digital Officer? Yes if they make the role their own

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 12, 2013

The CIO is more qualified than most for the emerging position of Chief Digital Officer (CDO) as they have an intimate and operational understanding of how the enterprise and customers...

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Can the CIO be the Chief Digital Officer? Crafting the right role

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 10, 2013

YES, even H3LL Yes.  But just because you are the CIO does not mean that you are the Chief Digital Officer by default.  They are two different jobs with significant...

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Gartner Middle East Symposium – welcome to the inaugural session

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 5, 2013

This week Gartner hosts its first Symposium in the Middle East and for those attending the event, my personal welcome.  A Symposium represents an opportunity for a group of peers...

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Which are the best opportunities for CIOs to connect with their C Level colleagues

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 22, 2013

There are many ‘reasons’ why the C Level colleagues of the CIO should pay attention.  Frankly many of those arguments about the power of technology, its strategic importance, etc. fall...

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Welcome to the 2012 Gartner Symposium ITXPO: Orlando

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 21, 2012

It's October.  It’s Orlando.  It must be time for Gartner Symposium.  This year’s event represents a pivotal time for CIOs and IT particularly as the world makes the transition between...

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Make your voice heard – an invitation to the 2013 CIO survey.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 4, 2012

In a world of accelerating technology innovation, rising customer expectations, and heightened economic consideration, the need to know where you stand has never been greater.   Your priorities matter and your...

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Recognizing the Renaissance CIO

by Mark Mcdonald  |  September 17, 2012

Last Friday I had the honor of speaking at the Fisher Center for the Management of Information Technology at the Haas School of Business located at UC – Berkley.  The...

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Lightening the depths of shadow IT

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 22, 2012

Shadow IT is IT activity that occurs outside of IT.  Shadow IT is growing in many organizations driven by consumerized technology, mobility, the availability of cloud solutions and quite frankly...

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When Frugality Fails

by Mark Mcdonald  |  January 20, 2012

For the past 10 years, cost has been the mantra facing CIOs and IT organizations.  Cost benefits are a factor in just about every major technology wave in the past...

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Amplifying the enterprise: the 2012 CIO Agenda

by Mark Mcdonald  |  January 18, 2012

Last year, CIOs responding to the Gartner Executive Programs CIO Agenda indicated that it was time to re-imagine IT.   Re-imagining IT meant recognizing that business priorities and technologies had changed...

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