The Evolution of the CIO

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What's the Biggest Impact on Their Role?

It's easy to list emerging technologies as potentially having the biggest impact, but analytics in particular will change the game for many industries, as we harness the structured and unstructured data within enterprises and then find new ways to "monetize" this data to create value for the enterprise and its customers.

Modern CIOs are attempting to balance the legacy of yesterday with the demands of digital business in the twenty-first century, so what does that mean for the future of our CIOs? It means we should expect a CIO with an increasingly diverse, non-technical background who partners more with the broader business to deliver innovation and value.

In order for businesses to remain competitive in their ability to innovate, a CIO's ability to play a major role in partner and customer relations is a priority. Outstanding leadership and influencing skills will determine which CIOs are most successful in the future.

In this slideshow, Kevin Griffin, CIO, GE Capital International, takes a look at how CIOs have, and will, evolve in the future.

Kevin Griffin has responsibility for information technology across the consumer and commercial finance businesses that comprise GE Capital International. He is currently based in London, UK. Prior to this role, Kevin held a number of increasingly responsible CIO roles within GE Capital businesses in Europe: Capital EMEA (2008-2013), GE Corporate Financial Services (2004-2008) and GE Equipment Services (2002-2004). Between 1993 and 2001, Kevin held IT leadership roles with GE Plastics across the EMEA, Americas and Asia poles, being appointed CIO of GE Plastics Americas in 1999, before returning to Europe to join GE Capital in 2002.


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