1. How CIOs can work with startups: Scout the market
Analyse the state of your industry and goals of your company and find and follow any relevant startups. Pinpoint the emerging technology trends and the startups driving them through analyst reports, incubators, universities and industry news, or through a network that meets regularly to discuss startup solutions.
Identify the venture capitalists that specialise in the area of technology of interest and attend regular events in the ecosystem so you can get in early before the market consolidation.