As the lines between business and IT blur, CIO’s recognize the critical role service delivery plays in how their companies do business and generate revenue. And, as the world becomes more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent, the way services are designed, delivered and managed is rapidly changing too.
In 2009, IBM conducted in a CIO Study based on surveys of more than 2,500 CIOs. Read the CIO Study. The CIO study underscores the fact that the role of the Chief Information Officer is changing dramatically. In addition to being IT experts, today’s most successful CIO’s are also business leaders who are actively engaged in setting strategy, enabling flexibility and change, and solving business problems, not just IT problems.
Al Zollar, General Manager of Tivoli Software, will be speaking at CIOsynergy on May 6, 2010 in New York City. CIOSynergy is an event that empowers CIO leadership featuring 280 IT Leaders gathered for networking and to hear with valuable lessons of leadership from CEO, author & two time presidential candidate, Steve Forbes.
In addition to networking with CIO’s from multiple industries worldwide to exchange insights and discuss solutions for the future, Mr. Zollar will share his thoughts about the emerging Smarter Planet and how it is changing the role of the CIO.
Physical assets are being transformed into smart, digitally-aware assets that can receive and emit data and connect with one another, allowing people, systems and objects to communicate and interact in entirely new ways.
As a result of the interconnection of these instrumented and intelligent devices, great breakthroughs in service innovation are creating new opportunities for people and businesses worldwide.