BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES
QA & Process Improvement
Enterprise Architecture Planning
Software and Internet Solutions
Infrastructure and Networks
Advertising / Media
As any other business executive, a CIO is charged with strategically aligning IT resources to achieve the overall business goals. The first step of a CIO is to be able to assess the business and IT status, and also, just as important, culture. At the high level the CIO’s role is to then close the gap between current status and desired goals.
Closing the gap is where the rubber meets the road, just like any other functional area of a business, there are a multitude of planning, management, operational and administrative activities that a CIO will need to perform to succeed. These activities will need to account for the hardware, software and personnel assets as they pertain to the information and process needs of the organization.
Just as important as the analytical, operational, and management competencies of a CIO, is the leadership style of the CIO. In reality an experienced CIO will adjust their leadership style to fit the situation. Depending of the industry, its competitive landscape, a business will be in a specific mode. In turn, based on its current competencies and technology assets, IT will also be in a specific mode, that may or may not align with the business mode. So it is critical that the CIO be able to respond to the business and IT modes to facilitate alignment. By the inherent nature of business, and perhaps more significantly in IT, the critical success factors of a CIO center on being able to manage in a constant state of change, to yield strategic transformation.
Depending on the industry, the role of the CIO can be more of a service support role, usually focused on cost and operational efficiency; Or it can be a competitive differentiation/profit center role, usually focused on revenue and strategic investments in innovation.
With over 20 years of experience, Jorge Coronel has leveraged his business, IT, and bilingual competencies to provide strategic, operational, and project leadership across various industries, from small business to fortune 1000 organizations. He has the ability to relate to people and technology at all levels, and deliver results in a proactive and positive manner. His ability to assess situations and architect solutions, allows him to efficiently organize resources, communicate effectively, and deliver results.