Enabling Overwhelmed IT Leaders to be Hero Intrapreneurs

Jeff Roberts, IT Strategy & Leadership • Advisory/Contract CIOs, Innovation Vista
Jeff Roberts, IT Strategy & Leadership • Advisory/Contract CIOs, Innovation Vista

Jeff Roberts, IT Strategy & Leadership • Advisory/Contract CIOs, Innovation Vista

A lot goes into being an enterprise CIO/CTO these days – from foundational capabilities like IT operations, infrastructure, telecom, disaster readiness, cybersecurity and governance to business-tailored solutions like applications, RPA, data & analytics, AI, and management reporting.  It can be difficult to know where to spend your time, especially for CIOs new to their company and in cases where “fires are burning”.

Most CIO transitions occur because things were not going well for their predecessor.  This means that the vast majority of CIOs new to their seat are facing challenges relating to the performance and/or stability their computer systems, their IT organizations, and/or their key service providers.  New CIOs rightly prioritize improving or fully replacing these components of the platform at the top of their list.

And yet, along with those “prerequisite” responsibilities comes another expectation from the C-suite and board – that the CIO/CTO will be an innovator who casts a vision for the future not just for the company’s IT, but for the entire business model.  Business executives are bombarded by questions on “Digital Transformation“, and they look to the CIO/CTO to translate that concept to their organization.

Our CIO Advisory service – more accurately “Tech Intrapreneur” Advisory service – provides IT leaders resources & guidance to balance these responsibilities and to rise to the challenge of the Digital Age:

● Collaborative Innovation Brainstorming

● "Sounding Board" Advice from Proven CIOs/CTOs

● Monetization Ideas for Revenue & Efficiency

● Ideas & Architecture Guidance to Stabilize IT

● Suggestions for Optimizing the IT Budget

● Expansion Ideas for Tech-powered Growth

● Ideas to Speed Delivery of Products/Services

● Insights on Building Trust in IT across the C-suite

We Are a CIO's Secret Weapon

Engaging a consultant can be a great way to bring new thinking into your organization, and to add bandwidth for strategic options analysis.  It can also be a little confusing to the rest of the organization, if they have to repeat to an outside input and requests which they’ve already shared with the head of IT.

  
​Innovation Vista consultants often make the difference between a CIO struggling to cover their basic responsibilities and having the bandwidth and frameworks to initiate real innovation in their organization
   

For this reason, our Tech Intrapreneur Advisory service is designed to be “behind the scenes”, with interactions only with the head of IT in the form of one-on-one conversations, meetings, and messages.  All of our materials and presentations can be rebranded in the company’s name, whether edited or passed along unchanged.  Business-facing interactions remain in the hands of the organization’s IT leader, but with the benefit of the new ideas and suggestions we’ve brought to the table.

We love nothing more than helping CIOs become innovation heroes to their organizations!

Let's Unleash Innovation Together

Innovation Vista consultants often make the difference between a CIO struggling to cover their basic responsibilities and having the bandwidth and frameworks to initiate real innovation in their organization. Whether it’s outside thinking, targeted specific experience, or additional bandwidth to evaluate and plan complex technology transformation, we’d love to discuss how our services can make the difference for your IT department.

Please visit our website at innovationvista.com/cio to learn more and to contact us…