Parveen Kumar Sharma, CTO & Consultant – IT, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
It is a proven fact today that the role of a CIO has changed from a technology leader to that of a business transformation leader. While previously a CIO was primarily concerned with building and delivering technology, they are today seen as someone who would influence the purchase of a range of technologies, and nurture talent and innovation across the business. Top CIOs today have responsibility for businesses outside traditional IT -the most common being innovation and transformation.
A few years back, the CIO had to worryabout things like the mainframe computer and available issues as at that time technology did not see much of an advancement. But times have changed now. Advancements in technology have changed the way CIOs look at deployments today, eventually bringing a big change to theirrole.
Says Parveen Kumar Sharma, CTO & Consultant – IT, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
“Businesses in most of the organisations are currently undergoing some kind of digital transformation as they focus on improving the delivery and scope of their latest products and services. As a result, the role of CIOs is changing fast.”