An article by Dean Fischer, CEO of West Monroe Partners and Eric Dean, VP of Arthur J Gallagher was featured in CIO Journal, a subsection within the Wall Street Journal's technology section. The article acknowledges that the majority of companies rely heavily on their CIOs to oversee and manage all IT-related decisions, leaving other members of the C-suite excused. Dean and Eric highlight that in today’s digital world, the C-suite’s resulting lack of technological experience is holding businesses back. Major themes of the article include:
Fischer and Dean agree that if the CIO role endures, we can expect it to involve more facilitation and coordination and less implementation.
Dean Fischer is the CEO and co-founder of management and technology consulting firm West Monroe. Eric Dean is currently the corporate vice president of Arthur J Gallagher & Co, and has served as CIO to a number of organizations including United Airlines. Check out the full article by subscribing to CIO Journal.