How to become a Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Pathways to this career
- Study a degree in information technology. Prospective employers may search for specialised skillsets associated with these degrees.
- Seek leadership programs in the IT industry and accelerate your career advancement. Demonstrate your expertise and gain industry recognition in the process.
- Join industry networks and communities to stay at the forefront of progressive information technology management.
What does a Chief Information Officer (CIO) do?
As CIO or IT Director, you'll manage, organise and coordinate the development and maintenance of an organisations computer and telecommunication systems.
Duties and tasks
- Analyse organisations ICT needs and appropriate budget to select effective ICT resources to install and implement, setting up user trainings for employees.
- Develop strategies, policies and plans for organisations information and communication technology activities and services.
- Develop, monitor and maintain computer and telecommunication services for organisations operations.
- Evaluate organisations technology requirements to meet work activities and objectives and indicate and implement appropriate technology and systems.
- Implement and arrange for ongoing ICT security systems and monitoring.
- Liaise with department managers to identify ICT requirements and assist users in operating them properly.
- Manage ICT operations, evaluating programs for efficiency and quality performance and ensuring maintenance on systems.
- Australian Computer Society (ACS)
- Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)
- Australian Information Security Association
- Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA)
- Internet Association of Australia
- Information technology administrator
- Information technology analyst
- Information technology technician
- Security manager
- Systems designer
- Systems/operations manager
- Technology educator
- Technology manager
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