NextGen CIO mentor Q&A: David Gibbons

Summary:The CIO of Seek spoke to ZDNet about his role in the international business, his previous IT leadership roles, and the must-have skills for aspiring CIOs.

David Gibbons, CIO of Seek, the online jobs board, manages both the traditional IT functions as well as the web environment that delivers Seek's products. According to Gibbons, CIOs need commercial acumen, strong leadership capacities, an ability to be engaging and build relationships, and a strong foundation in IT.

He says that aspiring CIOs need to be clear about why they wish to become the CIO of an organisation, because that may not be the path that fulfils them.

Topics: NextGen CIO


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