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The First 100 Days As CIO

Partner with Info-Tech for success in this crucial period of transition.

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Contributors

  • Eric Wright, CEO, LexisNexis Canada
  • Susan Bowen, CEO, Aptum
  • Wayne Berger, CEO, IWG Plc
  • Denis Gaudreault, Country Lead, Intel Canada and Latin America
  • Andrew Wertkin, Chief Strategy Officer, BlueCat
  • David Penny, Chief Technology Officer, BlueCat
  • Erin Bury, CEO, Willful
  • Alan Fong, Chief Technology Officer, DealerFX

Your Challenge

  • You’ve been promoted from within to the role of CIO.
  • You’ve been hired externally to take on the role of CIO.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Foundational understanding must be achieved before you start. Hit the ground running before day one by using company documents and initial discussions to pin down the company’s type and mode.
  • Listen before you act (usually). In most situations, executives benefit from listening to peers and staff before taking action.
  • Identify quick wins early and often. Fix problems as soon as you recognize them to set the tone for your tenure.

Impact and Result

  • Collaborate to collect the details needed to identify the right mode for your organization and determine how it will influence your plan.
  • Use Info-Tech’s diagnostic tools to align your vision with that of business executives and form a baseline for future reference.

Research & Tools

Start here – read the Executive Brief

Read our concise Executive Brief to find out why the first 100 days of being a new executive is a crucial time that requires the right balance of listening with taking action. See how seven calls with an executive advisor will guide you through this period.

1. Check in with your executive advisor over seven calls

Organize your first 100 days as CIO into activities completed within two-week periods, aided by the guidance of an executive advisor.

2. Communicate your plan to your manager

Communicate your strategy with a presentation deck that you will complete in collaboration with Info-Tech advisors.

3. View an example of the final presentation

See an example of a completed presentation deck, from the new CIO of Gotham City.

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