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Forum tackles the ‘impossible’ role of the CIO

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The CIO has to keep the lights on at the same time think about the strategic positioning of the business and how IT systems are going to support this.

The CIO has to take gambles, make the tradeoffs between depreciating the existing technology versus looking at the technology of the future.

This is how Cecil Eng Huang Chua, associate professor of information systems and operations management at the University of Auckland describes the “tensions” of the CIO role.

The topic will be included in a CIO panel discussion at the 2014 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2014), to be held in Auckland, New Zealand from December 14-17, 2014.