IT finally is getting its own seat at the boardroom table. In its recent report, Imagining the Future of the CIO, Celent describes the role of the insurance CIO, which is evolving to bring IT in as a valuable and credible partner with the business.

Transforming into a truly digital organization has many insurers re-examining the role of the CIO, who is now being charged with mitigating risk and cutting costs while enabling innovative products and services. “The future CIO is a balanced blend of business, technology, and interpersonal skills. This leader will provide the interpretation layer between emerging trends, current organization capabilities, and organizational strategy,” says the report. “The technical CIO is no longer what is needed in organizations.”

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