Groupama names Antoine de Salins as CIO

More change in the financial services sector, where Groupama Asset Management has named Antoine de Salins as its new CIO and director.

De Salins previously served at the French government pension fund, and between 1986 and 2002 he worked for the French Treasury.

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Change is a gradual process, not a big bang transformation

If someone came from the late 1980s and early 1990s, what would they think of our modern, web-enabled world?

Ask the person next to you and they’ll probably say that the person from the past would be amazed by the prevalence of mobile phones, the knowledge of the world wide web and the ability to . . . → Read More: Change is a gradual process, not a big bang transformation

Is the CIO looking to create innovation from existing IT assets?

How do you feel about the position of IT in the business? Are you excited or scared by the combined forces of consumerisation, collaboration and change?

Gartner vice president Mark McDonald is concerned that many IT leaders are not sure why technology needs to assert its position in the business. He believes a new vision . . . → Read More: Is the CIO looking to create innovation from existing IT assets?

How do you prove return on investment?

How long is a piece of string? More specifically, how long is an acceptable return on investment?

Chances are you used to have more time. If you’re responsible for IT, you used to have time to think, buy, implement and wait. You’d have a period of time – not necessarily strictly defined – to prove . . . → Read More: How do you prove return on investment?

Will CIOs die if they don’t become CEOs?

When did the CIO role die? Is the traditional IT leader position already dead or is the technology chief alive and kicking, ready for the next round of business challenges?

That debate has received much attention recently in the context of the continued growth of services, the ever-increasing potential to outsource non-core technology activities and . . . → Read More: Will CIOs die if they don’t become CEOs?

Lead transformation or watch IT die

Analyst Gartner suggests CIOs must conquer the key source of executive and company failure: managing strategic change. Gartner says CIOs must do more to ensure that IT plays a role in business transformation in an environment where 70% of CEOs believe business change and entrepreneurialism will increase during the next five years.

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