CIO Mentorship Circle

A program hosted by Len de Villiers for C-level IT Professionals.

Program Overview


Len de Villiers will host six (6) seperate mentoring circle sessions of two (2) hours each, covering a range of topics relevant to today’s C-level IT professional:

CIO as a jounrey

  • The journey to become a Group CIO
  • The characteristics of a successful CIO
  • The core capabilities and attributes of a successful CIO

The role of the CIO

  • How to Lead as a CIO in the Digital Age
  • Role description of the Modern CIO
  • Different roles / responsibilities of a CIO
  • How to Manage large IT Teams and large IT Projects
  • How to Manage and adapt for Change

Conduct of a CIO

  • Dealing with politics at a corporate level
  • How to interact with other C-suite peers
  • How to interact with partners, suppliers and other companies
  • How to manage ethics as a CIO
  • How to establish team culture, moral and a healthy work environment

Strategy formulation I

  • Best of Breed vs Best of Suite
  • Key strategic building blocks of a CIO
  • Strategic engagement components of a CIO
  • Strategic objectives of a CIO
  • Legacy decommission and the future

Strategy formulation II

  • How to devise a strategic EA roadmap
  • How to construct a strategic IT plan
  • Producing a prioritisation framework for a CIO
  • How to make strategic choices as CIO
  • How to become a data driven organisation

Performance and results

  • Best practices for the CIO
  • erformance balance scorecards of a CIO
  • Using a SWOT to drive resolution as a CIO
  • How to measure Team and People Health

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