Alphabet Soup

  • Steven M. Stone
Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)


The role of the technology leader in organizations is rapidly evolving. Stone covers the emergence of new technology roles in organization such as the Chief Digital Officer, Chief Data Officer, and Chief Innovation Officer among others and how these roles should mesh with the current IT structure. He discusses the pitfalls of fractured leadership in technology and the need to build the right organizational structure to enable success. Stone provides insights from previous large transformation efforts and the importance of choosing the right leadership and structure to enable success.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven M. Stone
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  1. 1.NSU Technologies, LLCDenverUSA

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