Bank Systems & Technology: October 2012
More than ever before, the bank CIO is an integral member of the C suite. But given the current state of the banking industry, bank technology leaders may long for the old days, when all they were expected to do was focus on the back office and code development. Today, intense regulatory scrutiny, tight budgets, rising consumer demands and increasing non-bank competition all are dialing up the pressure on bank technology organizations to partner with the business and deliver strategic value, and many CIOs might shrink from the challenge. But not Bank Systems & Technology’s 2012 Elite 8 honorees, who are seizing the opportunity to realize the promise of IT and prove that banking today is defined by technology. Our panel of industry experts details the evolving skills a bank CIO needs to excel in a world where customer experience and channel integration are paramount.