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The Higher Ed CIO’s 2021 Agenda: Business Leadership

Why Read This Research

Moving from technical to business leader has been a topic of conversation for CIOs for several years, but not all higher education institutions nor all IT leaders have been prepared to make this shift. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a deeper understanding of technology’s role in all areas of an institution and has presented a new opportunity for IT leaders to demonstrate their value as senior institutional leaders. In part 1 of the series The Higher Ed CIO’s 2021 Agenda, learn how IT leaders can transition into business leadership roles in their institutions.

Key Questions Answered

  • How can technology leadership skills be transferred to a role as business leader?
  • Why is the current environment ripe for IT leaders to become business leaders?
  • What steps can IT leaders take to elevate their business leadership in 2021?


  • Area in Focus: Business Leadership
  • Author: Raechelle Clemmons, Vice President, Industry Relations and Corporate Strategy, The Tambellini Group
  • Research Availability: January 2021

Table of Contents

  1. Priority #1: Business Leadership
  2. Why It Matters
  3. Charting Your Path
  4. Additional Resources

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