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Enjoy our ninth collection of CIO quotes that are worth reading and sharing.

We have been collecting and posting a “CIO Quote of the Day” on social media for many years. Enjoy this latest collection of our favorite CIO bon mots, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to see future CIO quotes as we post them.

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“I am a big a fan of blurred reporting lines, because if we get wound up thinking about reporting, we lose sight of what we are trying to accomplish.”
- Adrian Butler, CIO, Casey's General Stores

CIO Quote - Adrian Butler, Caseys tw

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"No consultant or tool on the market can accelerate our digital transformation. We have to drive that change ourselves.”
- Alessando Ventura, CIO North America, Unilever

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“I am seeing people embrace agile, not just in terms of processes and roles such as product owners and scrum masters, but in how we think about the technology landscape, and architecting it for #agile.”
- Rhonda Gass, CIO, Stanley Black & Decker

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“It all starts with being an authentic leader. Candidates want to work for somebody as much as they want to work for some company.”
- Victor Fetter, CIO, Fortive

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“As a (CIO), you can never have a perfect view of your culture. You have to create an environment that lets your team define it for themselves. If they don't own it, you will not create real change."
- Mike Mead, CIO, CNO Financial Group

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"Today, our brand is no longer tied just to our physical products; it is also tied to digital experiences."
- Mike Adams, CIO, Brunswick

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"If the public owns your stock, and expects you to drive for social justice, your ability to diversify your employee base impacts your brand."
- Earl Newsome, CIO, Cummins

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"Ironically, separation from each other physically, due to the pandemic, is forcing us to work together even more effectively than before."
- Patrick Caine, CIO, Virginia Farm Bureau

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"Execution can happen anywhere, including in your business functions. If you are careful about architecture and oversight—and you lose your fear of shadow IT—you can let the business build their own solutions."
- Satya Jayadev, CIO, Skyworks Solutions

CIO Quote by Satya Jayadev, Skyworks

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“At Blue Shield of California, we see an urgent need to create a digital health ecosystem in the US. The time is now.”
- Lisa Davis, CIO, Blue Shield of California

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“A good leader will have checkpoints along the way, but they need to resist leaving a trail of breadcrumbs for their team to follow. My job is to let the experts on my team determine the best way to get there.”
- Tyler Best, CIO, Adient

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"To reach our full potential we need to be a proactive IT organization. Empowerment creates excitement. It breeds innovation."
- Joe Bruhin, CIO, Breakthru Beverage Group

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"Tomorrow’s CIOs should get themselves into complicated situations and study what type of leader they want to be. They should be inquisitive and read about great leaders, decide which attributes to emulate, and look for examples of great leadership in their own lives."
- Justin Kershaw, CIO, Cargill

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"Most people think that as CIO, you need to know the latest and greatest technology. But that’s not where I spend most of my time. I spend my time on management, relationships, and people."
- Jake Fritz, CIO, Emerson

 

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"The ultimate acid test is when I ask myself after an interview: 'Would I be excited to work for this person?' If the answer is no, then why would I ask the people in my organization to work for them?"
- Rick Rioboli, CIO, Comcast

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"The CIO of the future will focus less on ownership and more on governance; they will be driving the democratization of technology into the business."
- Ryan Snyder, CIO, Thermo Fisher Scientific

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"Much of what we are doing to fight COVID involves cloud computing. We have been able to bring new applications up much faster when we put our foot all the way down on the gas pedal with cloud."
- Lance Berberian, CIO & CTO, LabCorp

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“None of us have ever gone through anything like this. My responsibility as a leader is to support and inspire (my team) in whatever way I can. That’s my job right now.”
- Eash Sundaram, Chief Digital &Technology Officer, JetBlue

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"My most important responsibility is to be the first and best living credential of what we talk to our clients about: applying technology to transform their businesses."
- Penelope Prett , CIO, Accenture

CIO Quote - PPrett, Accenture TW

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"If we make the data easy for people to access, they will make really good use of it, whether we are in a global crisis or not."
- Mark Booth, CIO, Perdue Farms

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"I tell my team that in IT, we have a 360-degree view of our business processes. We need to play to that strength." - Raman Mehta, CIO, Johnson Electric

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“We have seen huge value in flattening the hierarchy. It allows us to solve problems faster and gives real leadership opportunities to people at all levels.”
- Deanna Wise, CIO, Banner Health

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