Skip to Content.


Meeting your information needs in today's capital markets environment

Capital Markets CIO: Life Blood Provider, Not Bridge Builder

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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]


Search HFF Advisor

Recent Posts

By Topics


Back to top.