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Capital Markets CIO: Life Blood Provider, Not Bridge Builder

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
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Technology insights by HFF Chief Information Officer Jeff Roberts. Many people compare the role of chief information officer (CIO) to that of a bridge builder – connecting the separate worlds of technology and business. Analogies can be useful in giving us a mental model to overlay onto a complex concept, in this case yielding a basic view of how to approach an extremely challenging executive role. Unfortunately, the “CIO as bridge builder” analogy falls short in many ways, particularly in a capital markets context. Of course IT, or information technology, groups need to deliver technology solutions to our organizations, but those solutions shouldn’t be conceived or evaluated in a separate “world” and then brought across a “bridge” to the business. IT departments should strive to create stable, scalable architectures; to develop innovative systems and reporting platforms; and to... [Read More]




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