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Transitional IT Leadership

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Transitions can be among the most daunting and complex business events for leaders to navigate, and it is often the technology aspects of the change which lead to failure.

For this reason, providing Transitional IT Leadership is one of Innovation Vista’s core service offerings.  Our experienced consultants have been involved with multiple transitions of various kinds, and bring their expertise to bear on our clients’ challenges:

  • Turnaround of failing companies or IT departments
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Transition to new business models or markets
  • Change in exit strategy – private equity and IPO strategies
  • Interim IT leadership to coach successor or as preparatory to M&A

Transition events bring a unique set of challenges which not only add to, but significantly complicate, the ongoing workload involved with successfully operating an IT platform.

Other organizations have an interest in unique longer-term IT leadership arrangements:

  • Virtual CIOs – who fill the traditional CIO role as the “head of Information Technology” as a consultant, often part-time &/or remote
  • Fractional CIOs – who fill the role of CIO for 2 or more organizations at the same time

These structures don’t make sense for every organization, but they may offer a nice solution for some small and midsize companies seeking experienced leadership for lower compensation costs than they would have traditionally paid a full-time CIO.

If your organization is facing a need of any of these kinds, please contact us to begin a conversation about how our experienced experts can help you navigate it in your Technology group.

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Below see some of our recent Thought Leadership on Transitional IT Leadership:

Should IT Leadership enter the Gig Economy?

With the recent growth of the gig economy in all kinds of sectors and roles, it bears asking whether this kind of structure might be a cheaper option for more companies searching for top-level IT leadership.  Answering this question will have some nuances, but it seems clear that going with a "gig CIO" is worth considering, and is likely better than at least one all-too-common mistake in choosing heads of IT. When you hear “gig economy,” likely you imagine transactions with Uber or Upwork—companies that operate under a “pay by the drink” approach.  It's part of a larger trend which also encompasses the Cloud revolution, where you pay per month for the specific amount of compute and storage you've utilized.  In general, participants in our economy [...]

November 22nd, 2019|

Need an Expert Speaker on Innovation?

Searching for a keynote speaker for your conference or seminar?  Looking for an expert on Innovation or IT strategy to stoke the creative fires of your group? Many of Innovation Vista's expert consultants are also expert public speakers! Sometimes an outside expert can bring just the new perspective that's needed to get your group thinking differently.  Any of our core services or areas or expertise are fair game: Innovation IT Strategy Innovating Beyond Efficiency Artificial Intelligence Digital Transformation Monetizing Your IT Weaponizing Data Information Security Disrupting Your Industry with Tech Transitional IT Leadership How to Succeed as a CIO System Implementation Tech Assessments Contact us today if you're seeking a speaker for your event.  (Also note: We are happy to do pro bono speeches for [...]

November 8th, 2019|

Innovation – The Great Equalizer

For small and midsize companies competing against large competitors, it can often feel like they are set up to fail. The competitors may have stronger purchasing power, economies of scale, and lower cost of capital, making it hard for the smaller companies to gain any sort of an edge. But the innovation of new technologies is giving many companies hope that they can indeed compete with large competitors several times their size. Innovation is the key to balancing the scale of power. Despite their significant advantages in economies of scale, larger companies also have a liability which can become significant in the emerging Digital Age. Because of their size, large companies have many more layers of bureaucracy and formality. Each of those layers in a [...]

October 26th, 2019|