The Strategic CIO

Phil Weinzimer

Based on interviews with more than 150 CIOs, IT/business executives, and academic thought leaders, The Strategic CIO: Changing the Dynamics of the Business Enterprise provides insight, success stories, and a step-by-step methodology to transform your IT organization into a strategic asset that drives customer value, increases revenues, and enhances shareholder wealth. The book details how strategic CIOs from FedEx, Procter & Gamble, McKesson, and other leading companies transformed their organizations. It illustrates the methods these CIOS used to become strategic partners that collaborate effectively within their organizations to leverage information and technology for a competitive advantage. The text will help you assess the key competencies and skills required by IT personnel to partner with your business teams to create new and enhanced products and services that create customer value, increase margin, and enhance shareholder wealth. The book includes powerful methodologies, time-saving templates, proven best practices, and helpful assessments. It also details a four-phase methodology, along with the associated activities and tools, to help your IT organization successfully transform into a strategic IT organization. Gain insight into the four domain competencies and twelve associated skills required to build effective strategic IT organizations. Build your roadmap to success using the transformation methodology described in the text and you will be on your way to making your organization a strategic IT organization.

About the Author

Phil Weinzimer is president of Strategere Consulting and works with clients to develop business and IT strategies that focus on achieving successful business outcomes. He has also written two books. The most recent, The Strategic CIO: Changing The Dynamics of the Business Enterprise, focuses on how strategic CIOs leverage information and technology for competitive advantage. Additionally, he writes articles on strategic IT, including one for CIO magazine, co-authored a Harvard Case Study, and conducts a video interview series for Sarder TV, IT Strategic Thought Leaders, and for Accelerating IT Success, The Strategic CIO: Managing in the 21st Century. He also speaks at CIO events on IT strategy.