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5 Strategies That Will Define the Crisis-Era CIO Post COVID-19
July 6, 2020
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By Sapphire Ventures

As we move into the fifth month of quarantine, working from home is looking more indefinite than temporary. As a result, CIOs are developing strategies to support longer term remote work and enable company-wide digital transformation, not in a matter of years but months.

Since the onset of the pandemic, Shruti Tournatory, VP of Business Development from our Portfolio Growth team has met with more than 50 CIOs and IT leaders to learn about their experiences navigating the post COVID-19 world. 

In speaking with dozens of IT executives, including leaders from companies such as Citrix, Sinclair Broadcast Group and DocuSign, Shruti and her team observed a set of critical strategies (and technologies) that will define the crisis-era CIO in the post COVID world.

Strategies include:

  • Building IT elasticity
  • Championing innovation
  • Doubling down on cybersecurity
  • Ensuring a consistent flow of trusted information
  • Advocating for employee wellness

For more perspectives from Shruti read the following TechTarget article:

Post COVID-19 strategies for CIOs on leading through crisis


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