PIKOM ICT Executives to Play Greater Leadership Role in Driving Organizations to Better Overall Business Performance
The National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) calls for ICT professionals to step up within their organizations in line with the increasing reliance on technology. In helping businesses better prepare for these developments, the niche expertise and experience of CIOs and CEOs should be tapped, so that ICT evolves from a business support role into a strategic business enabler.
“In fact, technology can be considered the single investment that can support the business in a holistic manner. Automation is pervasive at all functional levels of the organization, and business analytics is heavily relied on for strategic decision-making. In today’s highly digitized, ondemand and globalized business environment, CIOs and CTOs must proactively look to advocate any areas of the business that can gain a competitive edge with the support of specific new 132 HWM | JUNE 2016 technologies or solutions,” said Chin Chee Seong, PIKOM Chairman.
He added that CIOs and CTOs can help themselves by researching and showcasing clear case studies for the adoption of new technologies, as well as how ICT can be incorporated in a proactive manner to deliver strong and exacting business value.
Ultimately, it is up to CIOs and CTOs to show the way forward in being champions of technology within their organizations. They should play a bigger leadership role in driving the business. Today, businesses are being disrupted by technology. New business models such as Uber, Grab, and Airbnb are changing the way business operates. The new on-demand, shared economy is shaking the very basis of existing players. It is imperative that businesses innovate to remain relevant.
PIKOM aims to support local CIOs and CTOs via CIO Chapter – a
Chin Chee Seong, PIKOM Chairman.
specialized network for C-Level ICT professionals dedicated to promoting knowledge sharing, exchange of ideas and best practices; as well as support ICT professionals in their drive to bring greater ICT adoption into organizations in Malaysia. Individuals who are head of ICT in their organizations with an annual RM10 million budget or more may join the Chapter.