Selecting technologies for the digital world
Technology companies have technology as a core competence and this core competence must also develop further. Even if "AI" and a lot of "blockchain" won't win us a golden coffee cup yet, it is right to take care of these technologies, because everything that favors the digital transformation or promises productivity increases of 10x and more helps.
Increasingly, companies need to become an experimental kit in order to master the mass of new technologies. That doesn't mean trying everything. On the contrary, it will be how good you are at sorting out and which technologies you can master that they end up adding value to the customer.
CIOs who have an overview of the technical competencies and select technologies that are made for the digital world will leave a positive impression.
So where is the journey heading with companies? How can the CIO actively shape this journey and what is the next anchor point? Only time will tell. What is clear is that the journey does not have a single destination, but that it will probably never end. What will matter is that we, as CIOs, shape it in such a way that this journey can be taken successfully for as long as possible.