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Conventional wisdom says you can't get there from here...
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There have been several recent articles about business leaders who have made the transition from "IT" business leader to Business Leader, about how the CMO and CIO are working together to develop and drive business strategy, about how some CIOs are being viewed as logical successors to CEO.

These examples are extremely encouraging — but, alas, they are not yet "trends." Many IT leaders still struggle to remove the stigma of technology, long associated with a lack of business acumen. What's the secret? How are some CIOs able to move beyond chief geek to strategic business partner?

This is one of the topics we will explore at SIMposium 2014 in Denver.

We've assembled an impressive list of speakers and panelists who will share their experiences (as well as their secrets) and give attendees the opportunity to ask specific, pointed questions:
  • Claudio Abreu, CEO Kaiser
  • Don Imholtz, CIO and EVP Centene Corporation
  • Ian Patterson, CIO Scottrade
  • John Oechsle, CEO Swiftpage
  • Scott Hicar, CXO DigitalGlobal
  • Chris Laping, CIO Red Robin
  • Many more...

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    What's the CIO's role as marketing builds its digital empire?
    PCWorld
    The corporate landscape captured in marketing guru Larry Weber's new book, "The Digital Marketer: Ten New Skills You Must Learn to Stay Relevant and Customer-Centric," is one where the CMO might be seen as increasingly moving onto the CIO's traditional turf. Weber sat down with IDG News Service recently to talk about how that relationship can work in the successful digital enterprise.
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    New hospital CEOs tend to be outsiders, were rarely CIOs
    CIO
    Look at the hospital C-suite moves made so far in 2014 and you'll see that facilities tend to hire outside candidates for CEO and promote the COO if they do look internally. They all but ignore the CIO when filling the corner office — but that might actually be a sign of respect.
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    IT and product development will merge in the digital business
    The Wall Street Journal
    Nike Inc. has built business around active-sensing technologies in its footwear. Burton Snowboards added push-to-talk communications technologies to its extreme snowboarding apparel. At the core of digitalization of business is the increased value that the digital parts of a product deliver to the customer. An indirect consequence of this is a need for IT's role in product development to change as a product becomes increasingly digitalized. Typically, IT plays a supporting role in product development. In a digital business, future IT and product development might be one and the same, which will present challenges for CIOs.
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    The new CIO: Putting the 'I' in company innovation
    Tech Page One
    Remember when having your head in the clouds was considered a bad thing? Well these days, if you're a CIO, that's exactly where your head should be because cloud is transforming IT service delivery. Today's evolving IT no longer manages individual silos of infrastructure, applications and business process. Instead, CIOs are using a brokerage model to manage relationships across technologies and providers — all in the spirit of company innovation and improving the bottom line.
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    Court ruling could bring down BYOD
    CIO
    In what could be a decisive blow to the Bring Your Own Device trend, the California Court of Appeal ruled that companies must reimburse employees for work-related use from personal mobile devices.
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    The next career limiting opportunity for CIOs: Getting data privacy wrong
    ZDNet
    Thanks to emergence of concepts such as the right to be forgotten, and consumers hyper-sensitised to data protection by revelations about intelligence agency snooping, privacy is becoming a bigger and bigger headache for companies — and the CIO is bearing the brunt.
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    Health care CIOs boosting security in the wake of breaches
    The Wall Street Journal
    A recent string of high-profile data breaches is leading some health care CIOs to modify their approach cybersecurity. The new approach is partly influenced by executive boards demanding more communication from IT on security efforts. CIOs say they are implementing new security software and processes, hiring staff and meeting with their boards more regularly. But the industry may need to up its security spending to get results. Health care providers generally have smaller IT budgets than private-sector companies.
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    3 mistaken assumptions about what big data can do for you
    CIO
    Many executives and organizations see big data as a panacea, but data and analytics can't address every problem you face. These three scenarios in particular illustrate common misconceptions about what big data can do.
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