The role of CIO is no longer confined to the old-school stereotype of back-office IT. CIOs are now expected to be business executives, not just in charge of technology strategy but also inspiring the workforce.
That can mean a lot of things - but especially delivering executive leadership while focusing on change to IT, and sometimes the whole organisation.
CIO UK looks at how some of the UK's top IT and technology professionals are developing their leadership and management skills.
Additional reporting by Hannah Williams