CEOs want CIOs to stop using jargon and focus on business needs (via ComputerWeekly.com)
October 28, 2015
One of the most important skills that an IT leader can have is the ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical business resources. This perspective is supported by ComputerWeekly.com in their article CEOs want CIOs to stop using jargon and focus on business needs. The article summarizes the results of a workshop conducted by Eduserv with a small sample of CEOs from the public sector. I encourage you to read the whole thing, but here are the best take-aways:
- You can’t ‘enable digital services’ or ‘deliver transformation’ without specific, real-world examples of business issues solved by technology and relevant, measurable outcomes.
- Executives want IT to “stop talking about IT and focus on solving business issues”
- Executives are genuinely interested in solving the legacy IT problem.