Advances in technology — social media, cloud, mobile and big data — are transforming how enterprises deliver and consume IT. As information technology’s prominence has increased, so has the role of the CIO; the once back-office function is being elevated to key business leader status, driving strategic enterprise goals.
So where do these IT Execs go to discover leading-edge technologies and systems that can support their business? The Sierra Ventures CIO Summit.
Every year, Sierra Ventures hosts this event to connect CIO’s with some of Silicon Valley’s most innovative startups. The event also brings together the senior exec’s responsible for setting the technology strategies of tomorrow.
We had a chance to sit down with some of these tech-minded decision makers, and came away with some unique insight into how the CIO role is evolving into a more significant business driver. They guide their IT organizations to better support business units within their company. They’re increasingly influencing strategic business decisions alongside the CEO. They prioritize technologies and systems for the coming year.
They are the new heroes of the C-Suite.
Watch the video below to learn how CTO’s and CIO’s at the likes of Conde Nast, Washington Post, Accenture, DirectTV and Time Warner are driving their business forward.