Understanding how technology works is only the first function of a modern chief information officer (CIO). To be successful, CIO’s now need to also demonstrate a raft of skills and traits, in addition to understanding the technical aspects of the role. A typical CIO role description requires a minimum of eight years of experience in information technology (IT) and resource management as well as a raft of non-technical skills. This paper outlines the first three formative skill sets that ICT professionals can adopt, in their journey from technical specialist to IT manager.

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Callie Evans

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Callie Evans

Callie Evans is an IBRS advisor specialising in business and digital transformation, customer experience strategy and revitalisation, workforce engagement and development, project and program assurance, research, insights, functional reviews and business performance improvement and management. Callie has expertise and a solid background in project, program and portfolio management and delivery, service and functional review and reformation and organisation capability development. She brings over 15 years’ experience in senior and executive level roles across the government, not-for-profit and commercial sectors, leading programs that improve transformation delivery, uplift organisational continuous improvement and deliver clear, measurable benefits aligned to corporate goals and strategies. Most recently, Callie has led strategic and transformative programs for a major Queensland Government agency across governance, digital and cultural transformation, portfolio and business performance, project management, risk management and strategic engagement and communications.