IVIS-32, Don’t Wait to be Asked to Expand your Role as a CIO l Finding the Fit Inside of Ricoh – Tracey Unfiltered

IVIS-32, Don’t Wait to be Asked to Expand your Role as a CIO

Next Step – While Tracey was fortunate enough to be asked to assume ownership for process, don’t wait.  Take the lead on your company’s initiatives in process, data or integration (cloud or maybe even social media); take the lead today…

GREAT blog ( Finding the Fit Inside of Ricoh – Tracey Unfiltered )  from the former CIO, now COO, of Ricoh….as mentioned in earlier ITconnecter blogs about specific focus areas for CIOs wanting to add more strategic value to their businesses, this COO was asked to lead a process improvement initiative across the company when still CIO….

“…how did I actually make that transition from CIO to COO? As you would expect it wasn’t an overnight transition.My evolution beyond the role of CIO started nearly five years ago when I was asked to lead process improvement across our company.”


“in the meantime, say yes anytime you can when an opportunity to learn more about your company and expand your role is presented to you. You won’t regret it.”

Focused on TBM, Technology Business Management ("run IT like a business"). - 30+ years of experience, in providing IT strategy, process, application, RAMP, hardware, software, network, internet and cloud solutions to financial services, MRD and high technology companies from startup to F500. - 20+ published articles on the intersection of business and technology. - Startup advisor and mentor to a dozen startups, four of which were acquired and one of which is newly-launched (ITconnecter, a Crosswaves Ventures LLC company). - Specialties: IT Technology Business Management (TBM, aka "run IT like a business"), strategic partnerships, technology innovation, solutioning and program/project management (onshore, nearshore, offshore). Technology consulting focused on innovation, built around process, data and integration (cloud, social networking). We use I/TBM financial management best practices to help mid-size and large enterprises ensure they are meeting the needs of their business effectively and efficiently.

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