The CIO: a strategic leader in a transforming world.
Principal Connections Information Technology Practice specializes in assisting companies to recruit, develop, and retain best-in-class leaders. Today’s Chief Information Officer has advanced from the Data Processing Director role of the late 20th century to an important C-suite executive by driving growth and creating strategic value for the organization and its stakeholders. With the emergence of the Cloud, Big Data, mobile apps, social networking, and digital services, today’s CIOs face increasing demands to be innovative, learning agile, and offer transformative leadership. Principal Connections offers a full suite of talent solutions for IT officer roles, including strategic search from a global pool of exceptional candidates, competency and simulation-based assessments, executive coaching, onboarding success support, high-potential development programs, readiness development, and succession planning.
Creating value by discovering and driving opportunities.
CIOs are in a unique position, holding a bird’s eye view of what’s going on across the enterprise. No longer focused on simply managing computer operations, CIOs align IT strategy with corporate mission and goals, optimize and transform business processes for operating effectiveness and competitive advantage, and manage change that keeps their organization a step ahead of rapidly changing global markets, industry disrupters, new business models, and the competition. Additionally, CIOs at forward-thinking organizations oversee new functions including Chief Innovation Officers who initiate game changing and market leading opportunities; Chief Digital Officers who leverage the Internet for e-commerce/omni-channel operations and for social media and marketing; Chief Information Security Officers who safeguard their organization’s intellectual and digital assets and manage IT risk; and Chief Analytics Officers who turn big data into actionable customer insights and spot market trends earlier than was ever before possible.
Global presence, local expertise
Principal Connections is strategically positioned to meet the talent needs for IT officers. Our experienced team includes specialist IT search experts. We have worked in key business centers around the world and have access to the strongest global candidates. Our robust assessment process ensures you have candidates who align with your strategic goals. We can help you accurately identify leader potential, drive development, accelerate readiness, and energize transitions.
Coverage and Functions:
- Chief Information Officers
- Chief Technology Officers
- Systems and Data Architecture
- Infrastructure Design, Build, and Run
- Operations/Service Delivery
- IT Strategy and Alignment
- IT Governance/Risk Management/Compliance
- Program/Project Management (PMO)
- Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
- Business Process Transformation
- ERP Implementation
- Change Management
- E-Commerce/Digital and Social Media
- Mobility (internal and external)
- Systems Development and Deployment
- Strategic/Global Sourcing
- M&A IT Integration/Divestiture