In episode 33 of the Acceleration Economy Minute, Kenny Mullican discusses the top three priorities for CIOs in 2023.
00:27 — Given the constantly evolving nature of the information technology (IT) industry, it may be a challenge for CIOs to stay on top of their roles and responsibilities.
00:50 — Kenny has identified the top three priorities that CIOs should focus on:
- Developing a comprehensive cloud strategy
- Industry 5.0 and related technologies
- Supporting a distributed workforce
00:55 — Simply moving everything to the cloud isn’t always the best solution for every business. Some systems are more suitable for cloud deployment, while others may be more suited for on-premise. Kenny advises taking the time to create a plan for how and when to leverage cloud services.
01:34 — Industry 5.0 is also known as the “smart factory,” and refers to the integration of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and automation within the manufacturing sector. Additionally, industry 5.0 technologies can be applied to sectors like healthcare, finance, and retail. Industry 5.0 tech helps companies improve inefficiencies, lower costs, and enhance product and service quality.
03:02 — Remote work, in one form or another, is here to stay. Technology is an essential component for enabling hybrid or remote work, collaboration, and communication. By implementing tools that support a distributed workforce, like cloud-based collaboration platforms or virtual meeting tools, organizations can ensure that teams are working effectively regardless of location.
03:39 — Overall, the three priorities outlined above will help CIOs drive business value, support their organizations’ growth, and contribute to the success of the business.
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