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Our latest roundup of bon mots from CIOs.

CIOs are often accused of being poor communicators. Here at Heller Search, we heartily disagree! Every day we talk to CIOs who rattle off pithy, profound, even existential phrases on everything from leadership to career strategy to digital transformation. We have been tweeting these nuggets as “CIO Quote of the Day” for years.

Herewith, we are pleased to present Part VII of 'The Quotable CIO', a compendium of your most clever and whimsical truths about the trials and tribulations of leading IT. 

 

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"Being curious about technology means being committed to experimentation."

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"We do not think of Agile as an IT initiative, but as an enterprise initiative." 

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"The fact that I report to the CEO means IT doesn't have to ask permission to innovate."

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"As an IT org that solves business problems, you're not waiting for requirements. You're co-creating them with business partners."

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"Take a bad process and apply technology; you'll get a faster bad process."

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"Digital transformation is people #transformation."

 

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"Most companies today have revenue challenges, not cost challenges."

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"Risk is managed not through cautious planning but through bold experiments."

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"The consumer of your technology should be at the center of your design."

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"The return on good talent is infinite."

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“I’ve got applications that are old enough to order a drink.”

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"When you buy an ERP, you not only buy technology; you buy processes."

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"We have so many collaboration tools, it's getting hard to collaborate."

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"IT does not have two speeds; it has one, and it is FAST."

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You have to get in the canoe with your business partners — show that you care as deeply about their business as they do."

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View the previous installment of The Quotable CIO

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