What is the role of a Chief Information Officer?
The Chief Information Officer (also known as a Chief Digital Information Officer) is responsible for the strategic insight on how technology will drive the business forward. We are the bridge between an organisation’s technology and business sides and link them to meet the business’s objectives and goals. We manage IT resources and budgets, make recommendations on or purchase equipment, manage IT resources, plan and develop policy, evaluate security, and calculate how to make an additional profit using the business’s technology. We are responsible for the organisation’s technology roadmap.
On a day-to-day basis, we review new technology, identify when the business’s current technology will need to be replaced, manage vendors for cost efficiency, and ensure the business technology can meet future needs. We are a key factor in reviewing current business processes while optimising, improving and automating future business processes.