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The 7 key attributes of IT leaders

CV.PNGBy Christian Verstraete

Christian Verstraete is the CTO for HP’s Cloud Strategy Team Worldwide. His responsibilities include the definition of HP’s Cloud functional and reference architectures and the coordination of cloud activities across HP.  Frequently published in periodicals, Christian is a featured speaker at global cloud & supply chain events. He is one of the authors of “Connected Manufacturing, Thought-provoking essays from industry leaders” and of “Collaborative Sourcing, Strategic Value Creation through Collaborative Supplier Relationship Management.” He is member of the board of the Supply Chain Council and a 2007 DCVelocity Rainmaker. He also blogs extensively on CloudSource and is one of the most popular bloggers on the Enterprise CIO Forum.

 

As part of my responsibilities, I talk to a lot of CIOs and IT leaders. It’s always fascinating to learn about their different approaches to IT strategy. And, frankly, over the years I have heard many of them. Intuitively it seemed the ones spending most time defining clearly what they were trying to achieve and benchmarking themselves against what was done elsewhere were the winners. Now there is new research that pinpoints the characteristics of IT leaders versus IT laggards. 

 

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