6 MOVING TO THE TOP – BECOMING CIO

Gary Flood, November 2009

If you want to get into IT, the education path is mostly pretty straightforward. But what do you do training-wise if you want to get to the other end of the progression – the top job in IT in business, becoming a chief information officer (CIO)? Gary Flood investigates.

When it comes to training CIOs, it turns out there are very little formal options on offer in the UK. Although respected analyst group Gartner has a short programme (its CIO Academy, which takes place annually as a residential course at the Said Business School at the University of Oxford), and some universities do offer structured programmes, there is a widespread feeling that there is a problem in terms of preparing ...

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