Os CIO face à disrupção tecnológica e ao COVID-19

Translated title of the contribution: The CIO regarding technological disruption and COVID-19

Luis Amaral, António Andrade, Cristiano Pereira, Paula Morais

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The new centrality of information in organizations leads to question the evolution of the Chief Information Officers (CIO) role, which has been a recurring theme. What are the elements of this change, with the disruptive emergence of digital native organizations? Undoubtedly, the rapid technological evolution and the increased use of Information Technology (IT) are impacting the activities and responsibilities of the CIO's role in organization, something that became even more notorious, recently, when the pandemic COVID-19 turned all attention to the essential character of IT. This article presents an exploratory study describing the responsibilities attributed to the CIO in the light of the technology disruption over time. This study also made it possible to perceive the existence of a collective awareness about the importance of a set of technologies and the confluence of some of them, which, on the one hand, will help to define a strategic orientation and, on the other hand, free the CIO from routines for the emergence of ContinuousNext in line with what Gartner announces2,.

Translated title of the contributionThe CIO regarding technological disruption and COVID-19
Original languagePortuguese
Number of pages14
JournalAtas da Conferência da Associação Portuguesa de Sistemas de Informação
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2021
Event21st Conference of the Portuguese Association for Information Systems - Vila Real e Viseu, Portugal
Duration: 13 Oct 202116 Oct 2021


  • CIO
  • Chief information officer
  • Disruptive technologies


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