What would you do if you suddenly felt a lack of job security? As an insurance CIO, you likely assume that your position is extremely valuable to your company. However, the reality is that this is subject to change.
As Tech Radar reports, the responsibilities of the CIO are being shifted to the CMO of companies. Gone are the days where the CIO was the go-to source for everything technology-related.
If you hold this position, it’s time to realize that your security blanket – your CIO title of comfort – is no longer within your grasp. This doesn’t mean that you can’t hold onto your job. You simply need to take additional measures to ensure that you fulfill your duties as CIO in the future.
Adopting New Technology
Kantar CIO Matt Graham Hyde recently sat down with Tech Radar to discuss his viewpoint on the changing role of the CIO. While he acknowledges that the position is certainly evolving, CIO doesn’t stand for “Career Is Over,” as critics jokingly state. Hyde believes that embracing technology such as cloud software, for instance, can make CIOs the heroes of their companies.
“In this revolutionary time, CEOs, and in particular CMOs, are under massive market pressure from their customer base to be more digitally relevant and have faster product developers,” Hyde told the news source. “As the world moves at digital speed, all businesses will become technology businesses.”
So what can you do to make sure that you aren’t left behind? There’s no guaranteed way to get back your security blanket and overall sense of comfort. However, you can make yourself an valuable asset to your insurance company by rolling with the waves in terms of technology.
Make it a priority to stay ahead of the game. Tap into emerging technology such as sales enablement solutions, the mobile cloud and content management platforms. Not only will you gain an edge on your competitors, but you’ll keep your company at the forefront of your industry. Your accomplishments will be hard for your colleagues to ignore.