How CIOs can gain influence in the boardroom

Stuart Sumner
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James Robbins, former CIO of Northern Rail, Northumbrian Water, Drax, Royal Mail and others, discusses his experiences surviving boardroom tussles in highly political environments, and explains how other technology leaders can work to improve their own board level influence

The modern CIO is an animal of the boardroom, which means understanding how to navigate political situations, and how to manage and influence other members of the C-Suite are now essential skills. ...

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