How much change can companies bear? How are they dealing with the increasingly assertive online consumer, the growing (information) chain-dependence, as well as the needs and wishes of young technology talent? What new kind of structures do we need to address all this? Is hierarchy really obsolete? Is technology the answer to everything?
And what role plays the CIO in these new dynamics? Is he or she seamlessly aligned with the CEO and/or the company strategy? Or is there a new type of IT leader required, like the Chief Digital Officer (CDO)? Or should the CIO transform into a CTO? Questions that will yield interesting answers, and not only for the CIO. It will also indicate how ‘IT savvy’ the contemporary directors are.