Pandemic supercharged the role of CIO

Pandemic supercharged the role of CIO

The Covid-19 pandemic has supercharged the role of chief information officers, accelerating a shift from backroom technicians to front-office decision-makers, as companies’ operations are increasingly shaped by technology.

CIOs and other corporate technology leaders over the past year found themselves in greater positions of leadership, taking a critical role in facilitating the shift to remote work, reconfiguring supply chains, speeding up the automation of factories, and moving stores and restaurants online, executives and industry analysts say. CIOs also had a hand in strengthening the security and resilience of their companies which was tested this year as never before as the shift to remote work and collaboration tools opened new vulnerabilities for hackers.

From the Wall Street Journal, by Angus Loten

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