Lawyers are the butt of a thousand jokes – and, so the cliché goes, generally not to be trusted. Perhaps Mario Puzo, author of The Godfather, sums up the sentiment best through one of his mafia dons: “We are all honorable men here; we do not have to give each other assurances as if we were lawyers.”
Barclays’ new CIO Darryl West’s journey to the executive level of one of the world’s biggest banks proves that there is no “typical” path to the top of the IT career ladder. In part it was Mr West’s diverse experience that made him attractive to Barclays. In this blog post, he shares some ideas on shaping your career.
With Valentine’s Day just passed, it seems an opportune moment to focus on the blossoming of a new relationship within digital businesses. I am referring to the growing importance of the interaction between the CIO and the CMO, as two individuals that haven’t always necessarily had much time for each in the past. With huge interest I have read Uwe’s blog post on the CIO-CMO-bond and wondered: Why do they need a closer relationship?
Are you a chief infrastructure officer or a chief information officer? One of the most common complaints I hear from CIOs is that they are too swamped in operational issues to find the time to think about transforming the front office and truly supporting growth.