The CIO role is on the rise. Pursuing digitalisation, developing business systems and modern technical solutions is business-critical for all businesses.
An interim CIO may have different responsibilities depending on the business. It is partly about ensuring efficient and functional IT systems, and partly about innovatively developing business systems and strategically planning for future needs and technical development. An experienced interim set and drive the technical strategy for the organization together with the management and thus acts as an important link between IT and the business.
Nordic Interim collaborates with the market’s most experienced interim CIO:s and IT Managers
IT has increasingly gone from being focused on reducing costs to working close to business and strategy today. A CIO is often part of the management team and has a business-critical role, which will only increase in connection with increasingly faster automation.
Leading in change means that you guide the organization and stakeholders from the current situation to the goal you want to achieve in a structured way. Digitalization is often very costly in terms of time, resources, and money, and it is therefore of the utmost importance that change is driven efficiently, long-term, and sustainably.
An interim CIO or interim IT Manager is responsible for leadership, leading out- or insourcing, digitization, conducting procurements and measuring results. The requirements for technical know-how have decreased somewhat and today skills are required that manage stakeholders internally, understand the business’s needs, communication and not least secure leadership.
Today, an IT Manager or CIO can also assume the role of CTO (Chief Technology Officer) or CDO (Chief Digitalization Officer or Chief Data Officer). As AI develops, the demands on technical functions within the business will also increase and new skills will be needed. An interim CIO can review these needs and prepare the business for the next step.
Read more about when an interim manager is the best solution here.
The mission is to drive change as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible
Without the right management, the goals are rarely reached in time and the project can be very costly. A good change leader can get everyone on the train and drive effective change while the business continues to run.
The first step in a change process is usually to create a clear picture of the current situation and goal picture. What are the opportunities for both the company and the individual employees? Why does the change happen, how does it happen, when does it happen and who influences it? are questions that must be answered and communicated often and regularly. Many people experience a journey of change as stressful, and it is therefore very crucial that everyone understands why this happens and how it affects them on an individual level.
The advantage of hiring an interim CIO or interim IT manager
- Rolles can be CIO, IT Manager, CTO and CDO
- The business does not have to set aside a resource that also has to carry out its usual tasks
- An Interim Change Leader is completely dedicated to the task
- An interim CIO has successfully made the same journey several times before
- An interim CIO / IT Manager has a good and secure leadership that adds peace and tranquillity to the organization
- The transformation is carried out on time and to the right budget
We are with you all the way
We help you analyse your situation and your needs and then identify the best available candidates on the market. During the assignment, we work closely with both clients and interims to ensure a successful and sustainable change process.
“Digitalization will fundamentally change our society. We are facing a gigantic shift in skills.”
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