NextGen CIO mentor Q&A: Barry Simpson

Summary:Coca-Cola Amatil CIO Barry Simpson talks about the CIO role, and how those aspiring to the role need a plan once they reach the leadership position.

NextGen CIO mentor Barry Simpson has some firm advice for aspiring CIOs: don't just think about how to reach the leadership table — have a plan for what you'll do when you get there.

In Simpson's experience, it's easier to get to the leadership team than to stay there. He encourages aspiring CIOs to have an agenda and vision that they can promote and deliver to improve the business once they become a CIO.

Topics: NextGen CIO, Australia, CXO


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