How to prepare for the world of tomorrow – The future of the Manufacturing CIO
Manufacturers across the world are planning and preparing for the fourth industrial revolution through digital transformation – a radical rethink of how they use technology to increase productivity and efficiency. Enterprise-wide digitisation allows them to change business models, the way they deliver services and the customer experience.
The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is in a great position to drive this change. In the past, they may simply have acted as a point of contact between technology and business, or as a strategy enabler. Tomorrow’s CIO is centrally placed to be involved directly in business strategy, bringing technology that is integrated into different parts of manufacturing – from product design and marketing to finance and factory floor.