A bunch of CIOs in Los Angeles were unhappy. They’d run into each other at local conferences and have the same conversation — it was harder than ever to find talent, especially with the skill sets to drive digital transformation.

“This is seven years ago,” says Ron Guerrier, CIO and secretary of innovation and technology of the State of Illinois. “We’re sitting there on a couch, complaining that we can’t find local talent, the right talent, diverse talent. Finally, we looked at each other and said, ‘Let’s stop complaining. Let’s do something about it.’”

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This same conversation is taking place on couches worldwide. IT is critical to success in the digital age, and CEOs and boards want to know how their CIO is winning the talent war and driving digital transformation.

This article was written by: Dan Roberts

This article was originally published on CIO.com