CIOs working in the public sector are encouraged to join a new professional body launched to give Australia's senior IT executives the skills needed to become more business savvy.
The CIO Institute of Australia launched chapters in Victoria and Sydney last week.
According to Danny Davis, Executive Director of the CIO Institute, its goal is to help create the next generation of business leaders from today's technology managers. "CIOs need to take on an enabling role and work 'in' the business by concentrating on executing and improving the business's current capabilities," he said.
Mr Davis added, "We see no difference between CIOs from the private and public sector. They each have serious executive management issues to deal with within their own commercial and governance environments. We encourage all CIOs to join their professional association."
The Institute will focus on a number of key areas including continuing professional development, training and certification, business alignment and executive development.