Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 47 | Page 41

////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// today the most successful CIOs are those who are thought leaders, innovators and business visionaries. “CIOs have the opportunity to take centre stage in leading a transformational change for their organisations. Building C-suite influence, focusing externally on employee and customer experiences, and changing the operating model through workflow digitisation are key to unlocking high performance.” FEATURE: STATE OF THE CIO Intelligent CIO spoke to Chris Pope, VP Innovation at ServiceNow, to find out more. How can CIOs increase their board room influence? It’s more about being part of the value chain now where CIOs, from a digital and an innovation standpoint, have finally got a seat at the table where they have credibility. I think in the last 18 months, we’ve seen that become a real priority, once the whole Chris Pope, VP Innovation at ServiceNow INTELLIGENTCIO 41