CIO: Role & Challenges

CIO: Role & Challenges

Sarder Learning
Updated Jul 19, 2024
Course Description

Course Introduction

The role of the chief information officer (CIO) has changed drastically in recent years. The CIO now has increasing responsibilities within an organization, and in most organizations, a seat at the executive table as a strategic business partner. Larry Quinlan, CIO for Deloitte LLP has a daunting job. He is responsible for ensuring that more than 210,000 employees and practitioners around the world are provided with technological innovations they need to do their jobs.


In this course, Quinlan shares his knowledge about what it is like to be the CIO for a global professional services firm that operates in 150 countries providing services in change management, technology, and risk consulting. Some of the subjects covered include; the value of a CIO; the importance of staying current with new technologies; the importance of mobile technology; important challenges faced by a very large global organization; issues in cybersecurity; effective management of cloud migration; and Quinlan’s belief that people really matter.


Who Should Attend

  • Chief Information Officers
  • Information Technology Professionals
  • Executives
  • Directors
  • Managers
  • Entrepreneurs


Course Methodology

This self-paced e-learning course is based on an interview with Larry Quinlan, CIO for Deloitte LLP.


Learning Objectives

  • Understanding IT leadership and future leadership
  • Role, responsibilities, and challenges of a CIO
  • Addressing challenges and staying current
  • Mobile technology and emerging technologies
  • Encouraging young leaders
  • STEM vs. STEAM


Course Modules

  • Understanding IT Leadership
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Future Leadership