The CIO may or may not have a role in IT-enabled business change that relates directly to a given programme. What is vital, however, is that the CIO has a focus on raising the organisation’s capability to implement change programmes over a period of time.

A CIO may be part of the sponsoring group for a large programme that impacts upon the success of the organisation. Additionally, a role of the CIO is to create an effective environment for business change and to ensure that the major change programmes are aligned to the strategic goals. A forward-thinking CIO who has credibility with the top team will be actively engaged in making this happen, particularly for, but not necessarily exclusively for, IT-enabled ...

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