We set out in 2010 to recognise the South African tech strategist, the CIO. It’s been fascinating to document their growing influence and importance, coupled with the growing complexity of the role. The directory’s first editor noted that the CIO’s ‘value as driver of organisational strategy was at last being understood’.A dozen years is a long time in the tech space. We have tracked the struggles of the CIO, to be heard, to get buy-in to invest, to modernise legacy systems, to migrate to cloud, to embrace consumer tech innovation, to be agile, to fend off competition from the rest of the C-suite.
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