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The First 100 Days As CIO

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

  • 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.

The First 100 Days As CIO

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.


Member Testimonials

After each Info-Tech experience, we ask our members to quantify the real-time savings, monetary impact, and project improvements our research helped them achieve. See our top member experiences for this blueprint and what our clients have to say.

9.0/10


Overall Impact

$31,833


Average $ Saved

20


Average Days Saved

Client

Experience

Impact

$ Saved

Days Saved

Minneapolis Public Schools

Guided Implementation

10/10

$123K

32

Seminole Gaming

Guided Implementation

10/10

$30,999

29

Yolo County

Guided Implementation

10/10

N/A

10

Green Brick Partners

Guided Implementation

10/10

$61,999

60

BF&M (Canada) Limited

Guided Implementation

8/10

N/A

N/A

Infusion Software, Inc., dba Keap

Guided Implementation

10/10

$12,733

10

Quebec Iron Ore

Guided Implementation

9/10

N/A

N/A

Augusta National Golf Club

Guided Implementation

10/10

N/A

N/A

Regional Sanitation & Sacramento Area Sewer District

Guided Implementation

9/10

N/A

2

Manning & Napier Advisors, LLC

Guided Implementation

8/10

$12,733

10

Saskatchewan Water Security Agency

Guided Implementation

9/10

N/A

N/A


About Info-Tech

Info-Tech Research Group is the world’s fastest-growing information technology research and advisory company, proudly serving over 30,000 IT professionals.

We produce unbiased and highly relevant research to help CIOs and IT leaders make strategic, timely, and well-informed decisions. We partner closely with IT teams to provide everything they need, from actionable tools to analyst guidance, ensuring they deliver measurable results for their organizations.

Member Rating

9.0/10
Overall Impact

$31,833
Average $ Saved

20
Average Days Saved

After each Info-Tech experience, we ask our members to quantify the real-time savings, monetary impact, and project improvements our research helped them achieve.

Read what our members are saying

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Author(s)

Brian Jackson

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
  • Gary Davenport, Past-President, CIO Association of Canada
  • Jennifer Schaeffer, Vice President of IT and CIO, Athabasca University
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