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How CIOs and COOs can become true partners to build technology focused on business priorities
by Fran Molloy (CIO) June, 2013
One of the most significant relationships at a corporate executive level is that between a company’s CIO and the chief operating officer (COO). While each has a distinct rationale and focus, the two roles are more similar than you’d think and both face increasing pressures to drive innovation and business growth.
There’s a new synergy happening in the boardroom, and while some CIOs are left floundering by fast-shifting demands for them to become more agile, customer-responsive and creative, most are finding that they have more in common with their new best mate, the chief marketing officer, than they ever suspected.
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