Great Interview Questions for CIOs

The CIO role has undergone a transformation over the past decade, moving from functional leader to senior executive who advises on organizational strategy. As the position evolved, so did its importance to organizational success. Because of this, organizations must ensure they make the right CIO hires, which requires coming up with CIO interview questions that match the importance of the position.

To draw inspiration, TechTarget writer Mary Pratt recently interviewed information technology experts, including Hillary Ross, head of WittKieffer’s IT Practice, about essential questions to ask CIOs in an interview. Ross recommends the following:

  • What do you see as the CIO’s top priority?
  • Where do you see the industry heading in the next three to five years?
  • How do you stay current on innovations and trends?
  • What energizes you in your current role and what depletes you?

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