As we go into 2009 and start to wonder if there is any future for technology at all, it might not be a bad idea to first look remember that technology is one of the greatest generators of productivity known to man. In an era where leverage is limited, and therefore you can’t simply accomplish earnings via leverage, increasing productivity starts to look more attractive.
In other words, in the coming years, sadly to say, the COO is going to matter a lot more than the CFO.
So what is the role of the CIO in all this? Well, the CIO needs to be helping the COO build a leaner, meaner company. This presentation is the first in a series that maps out a way for CIOs to help their companies succeed in this post-financial-apocalypse world.