The CIO Role - the most difficult job on the Board

Wynn, Martin G ORCID: 0000-0001-7619-6079 (2000) The CIO Role - the most difficult job on the Board. In: IT Directors' Forum: The future of the CIO, December 6th, 2000, Cranfield University. (Unpublished)

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This paper draws upon the author’s 10 years experience as IT Controller at drinks company HP Bulmer. This medium-sized company, which is the leading cider-maker in the UK, adopted an Oracle-based open systems strategy in the early 1990s, as it embarked on a seven year programme to replace its old legacy systems. This it has now done, but the new aspirations of the senior management team to create a major international drinks company put unexpected strains on the relationship between IT and the rest of the business. This account briefly discusses some of the issues and challenges IT directors and managers are likely to encounter in such circumstances. The observations may be familiar to other CIOs working in similar environments, and it is hoped lessons may be learnt from these reflections on a decade of major change at the company.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Martin Wynn
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2017 12:04
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:01

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