CIOs take on organizational adaptability, resilience

CIOs and other digital leaders are playing a broader role in helping their organizations deal with fast-moving and disruptive developments, from emerging technologies to damaging cyberattacks. 

Indeed, digital resilience, organizational adaptability and business agility surfaced as key themes at this week’s MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. Speakers at the annual event pointed to the changing nature of the CIO amid the chaos of change — and the potential for that position having greater sway as a result. 
“If you think about the board of directors in most large public companies, they are needing expertise that we have,” said Shamim Mohammad, executive vice president and chief information and technical officer at used car retailer CarMax. “And because disruption for most companies is coming from technology, you need a technology savvy leader, a business leader, who can sit at the board level and help influence the compa …

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