IT - CxO

Should Your Company Hire A Chief AI Officer?
SeachCIO, February 9th, 2019

"Aramark's newly appointed chief AI officer, along with senior IT leaders from Kohl's, eBay and Square, make the case for an AI expert in the C-suite: Title may not be required.

As the use of AI across industries grows, some nontechnology enterprises like Aramark are hiring a chief AI officer to bring governance and common sense -- and value -- to the hype around AI. Other organizations like Kohl's, Square and eBay have strong AI teams, but have not elevated AI governance to the same level as a CIO position or chief human resources officer -- yet..."

Large Firms: What Role For The Group Ciso?
class2=IT-Humor, February 8th, 2019

"The role of the CISO and their reporting line seems to be a continuing topic of discussion amongst cyber security professionals.

The same title often hides a large diversity of roles, positioned differently across their respective organisations. It often reflects the maturity of each firm towards the appreciation of the threats it faces, the need for business protection, and its appetite for controls.

For large groups, in particular where business units or geographies manage their own bottom line and have a significant degree of autonomy in real terms, it can result in a large population of security practitioners across the group with very diverse approaches, objectives and priorities..."

"Here are three benefits that visibility can bring to digital businesses...

Benefits that companies stand to gain from digital transformation are not as widely discussed in the media as the associated obstacles. In real life, making the most of digital technologies is a challenge and not one which is easily avoidable. The process of digital transformation is time-consuming and requires additional investments, both financial and in terms of resourcing, while the outcome is not always easy to predict. A common issue is that digital transformation means different things to different people, so there can often be confusion within IT teams and the C-suite as to what is the most cost-effective and secure way to complete digital transformation..."

5 Must-Read Harvard Business Review Articles In February
The Enterprisers Project, February 4th, 2019

"Check out these five thought-provoking HBR articles, curated especially for CIOs and IT leaders...

Each month, through our partnership with Harvard Business Review, we refresh our Business Library for CIOs with five new HBR articles we believe CIOs and IT leaders will value highly. These curated pieces are available now through the end of February.

  • How to resolve conflicts with a remote coworker
  • Why companies won't let bad projects die
  • Why design thinking works
  • How to collaborate with a perfectionist
  • Emotional intelligence has 12 elements. Which do you need to work on?

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The New CISO's Playbook: 5 Rules To Follow
CSO Online, February 4th, 2019

"Today's privacy and regulatory requirements, breadth of threats and bad employee behavior require chief information security officers to add some new moves to the old playbook...

When Michelle Stewart was hired in August 2017 as the CISO at RentPath, a digital marketing company for the real estate rental industry, she knew she had to add some new rules to her CISO playbook. Times had changed since she last took over a new security leadership role. Once considered primarily a technology job, today's CISO must be a business enabler who can communicate in business terms the value of their security initiatives..."

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