Almost unanimously, in the region, essential managers of the Systems are considered analytics and business intelligence (Business Intelligence or BI, by its name and acronym in English) as its competitive differentiation. This was done by 95% of the Chief Information Officers (CIOs) of Latin America who spoke in the CIO Study report conducted by IBM around the world. The study was conducted based on interviews with more than 3,000 CIOs from 71 countries and 18 industries. Read more at talent risk management experts
Factors Of Concern
At a global level, the trend maintained a high standard with 85%. Especially among the petrochemical, consumer products, and healthcare industries. “The factors that are most worrying for the region are the market factors, but, secondly, there are people’s skills and talent,” says Pablo Pessary, IBM IT Strategy Consulting Services Manager for South America. The executive warns that the growth of the region in a sustained manner generates a vacuum in the talents and that the demands change: “we look for more business-oriented profiles,” he points out.
With more similarities than differences, among the directors of Systems of the region and worldwide, the study affirms that the vision of the CIO of the future is almost identical to that of the CEO: to strengthen relations with clients, to develop the skills of the employees and obtain vision and intelligence of the data.
“The challenge is to be closer and understand the business,” says Alejandro Gonzo Basso, CIO of the company dedicated to the exploration and production of hydrocarbons with operations in Argentina, Pan American Energy. “We must anticipate the investments and make the technology available for what the company wants to do,” the executive summarizes before IT Business.