From The Editor
Head of the Class
Few Years AGO, when the "Does IT Matter?" debate about the strategic importance of information technology was raging, it seemed that the role of the senior technology executive -- the CIO and numerous variations on that title -- was likely to become less important, or at least more narrow in scope.
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The Top 10 Challenges
That Keep Insurance CIOs up at Night
The Talent Crunch
Where are they now?
Hard at Work
Insurance & Technology caught up with some of last year's Elite 8 honorees to find out in their own words what has been the biggest change in their job responsibilities over the past year and what they anticipate to be their key areas of focus for the coming year.
What Makes a Successful CIO?
The CIO role is unique in that it requires a dual mentality: the full-speed-ahead aggressiveness of the chief marketing officer and line-of-business presidents combined with the just-hold-on-a-minute caution of the chief financial officer and chief compliance officer.
Old and New Worries Keep CIOs Awake at Night
Aligning IT and business, and attracting and retaining IT talent are among the top CIO concerns, according to the Society for Information Management.
Preparing for the Unknown
Elite 8 2005 honoree Mike Byam spearheads The Hartford's aggregated risk management movement.
Complementary Styles, Collaborative Solutions
Drawing on insights from his experience as both insurer CIO and vendor, Elite 8 2000 honoree Max Drucker reflects on the carrier-vendor divide.