IQPC Exchange: Hello, and welcome to this IQP Exchange podcast. Ahead of his presentation at the forthcoming Corporate IT Exchange 2012, to be held on 16th to 18th September in Germany, Dr Bill Limond, CIO of the City of London, is going to discuss a little about the future direction and role of CIOs and their departments. Bill will be sharing more insights in the panel discussion on 2012 and Beyond – What Does the Future Hold for a CIO and Their Departments at the Exchange in September.
But now we’re going to just ask him a few questions ahead of the event. So Bill, thank you very much for your time today. At the forthcoming Exchange you’ll be participating in a session discussing the role of the CIO in the future. In your career you’ve had various IT roles in both public and private sector organisations. So, in your experience, Bill, what are the major changes the role of the CIO has actually gone through?
B Limond: Hello, Helen. Good morning to you. Thanks for this. Yes, I think one of the main changes is that it moves more into what I’d call the real CIO role. In other words, that it’s focusing as much on the information management as on the IT, i.e. the technology and the system management. So it’s what I call moving up the value chain. The value chain is the technology, the IT to build the systems, but what are the systems doing? The systems are essentially managing information and streamlining business processes. So, for instance, the mission that we’ve created at the City of London, and I have done before, the Mission is really around facilitating and improving cost effectively:
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