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Let me share some thoughts on what it takes to be a CIO in the New for the public sector.
HINT: It’s more than technical expertise.

Learn more at accenture.com/PublicSectorCIO

 

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Skills to Succeed as a CIO in the New

Rick Webb, North America Industry Lead, CIO in the New, Public Service, Accenture

In today’s technology world and state government, CIOs really need to be a jack of all trades and master of them all.

Lead. Communicate. Collaborate.

Having technology skills – it’s a given. But they have to be a really rounded individual to be a leader. To be a communicator. To be a strategist. To be a person that brings people together collaboratively and have them work across the IT enterprise.

Bring people together

You’ve got to be able to bring stakeholders together, business leaders, IT professionals – all working together for that common goal.

Stay relentlessly focused on the outcomes that matter

We must remember: This is not about the IT. This is not about the IT organization. This is about – How do we improve the services and the outcomes for our citizens? And in the end, that’s really all that matters – is better outcomes and a better life for our people.

Learn more at Accenture.com/PublicSectorCIO  

 

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