CIOs and the Digital Transformation

A New Leadership Role

  • Giorgio Bongiorno
  • Daniele Rizzo
  • Giovanni Vaia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Giorgio Bongiorno, Daniele Rizzo, Giovanni Vaia
    Pages 1-9
  3. Daniele Rizzo
    Pages 47-59
  4. Carlo Alberto Carnevale Maffè
    Pages 61-68
  5. Bruno Demuru, Teodoro Katinis
    Pages 85-105
  6. Dario Castello, Gloria Gazzano, Giovanni Vaia
    Pages 107-119
  7. Daria Arkhipova, Carlo Bozzoli
    Pages 121-146
  8. Massimo Messina
    Pages 147-180
  9. Mariano Corso, Gianluca Giovannetti, Luciano Guglielmi, Giovanni Vaia
    Pages 181-203
  10. William DeLone, Demetrio Migliorati, Giovanni Vaia
    Pages 205-230

About this book


This book describes how chief information officers (CIOs) can embrace and drive the digital transformation by providing innovative leadership that uses old skills in a novel way. The book explores ways in which new actors and factors will play a key role in this process and how new relations can be created among things, data, and people. In addition, the design of digital organizations and the implementation of digital technologies are carefully examined and it is explained how digital workspaces can be designed, organized, and used. A set of methods is provided for linking new digital tools in order to meet the goals and challenges of building a digital enterprise. 

The digital economy is disrupting the way of interaction within value chains, creating fresh spaces for competition and novel ecosystems. With the advent of social media networking, mobility, big data and cloud computing, 4.0 manufacturing, etc., we are witnessing the birth of new digital organizations. However, sharing of leadership of this change among different actors can create disorder and inefficiency. Against this background, the future role of the CIO will be crucial.                                                                                                         


Digital transformation Digital innovation Digital ecosystems Digital enterprise Digital technologies Digital capabilities Digital leadership Digital governance Chief information officer CIO Chief digital officer

Editors and affiliations

  • Giorgio Bongiorno
    • 1
  • Daniele Rizzo
    • 2
  • Giovanni Vaia
    • 3
  1. 1.FinakiMilanItaly
  2. 2.Autogrill S.p.A.Rozzano (MI)Italy
  3. 3.Department of ManagementCa' Foscari University of VeniceVeniceItaly

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