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Future Role Of The CIO Will Focus On Business Optimization

4 August, 2014

Future Role Of The CIO Will Focus On Business Optimization

The CIO of a major health care firm speculated last week that the CIO job itself could disappear over the next 10 years, with responsibility accruing to the emerging role of Chief Data Officer.

James, Noga, VP and CIO of Partners HealthCare. , said CIOs will have less responsibility for managing infrastructure complexities as more of those functions move to the cloud. In an interview with Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly of SiliconANGLE at the MIT Chief Data Officer and Information Quality Symposium, Noga said this kind of change isn’t new.

“In the 1800’s, every manufacturing plant had its own power plant. Yes, we’re still building data centers, but I think you’re going to see less of that,” said Noga.

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