Welcome to CIO Development
The home of leadership and career development for IT executives
Our public and in-house IT Executive Academy programmes give enterprise IT executives an outstanding opportunity for targeted professional development at this time of unprecedented change and the career threats and opportunities it brings. Consider what’s facing today’s IT leaders:
1. Many aspects of enterprise (corporate) IT are shrinking and transforming under the onslaught of commoditised technology, market developments and sourcing options.
2. Traditional IT management skills are no longer sufficient as your business colleagues demand levels of autonomy, accountability and innovation that are proving difficult or impossible to sustain.
3. Traditional approaches to service delivery are threatened and familiar operating models are failing to meet the growing expectations of users in all parts of the business.
The elephant in the room is corporate IT’s apparent inability or unwillingness to change quickly enough to meet user demands. And even worse, its failure to demonstrate competency and to add value by embracing these changing markets and technology.
Why is this perception growing? Because very few professional IT leaders working in enterprise IT today have been prepared effectively for such dramatic change. Far from leading the required transformation, many in business are viewing the current generation of IT leadership as a potential drag on change, and they are anxious to escape from it.
This is the background to the IT Executive Academy programmes. Whether you are an enterprise IT professional or already a leader, you need to ensure your skills are sufficient to thrive in this new world. The Academy Programmes are here to help you.