PIKOM ICT Ex­ec­u­tives to Play Greater Lead­er­ship Role in Driv­ing Or­ga­ni­za­tions to Bet­ter Over­all Busi­ness Per­for­mance

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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.

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