Kerrie Campbell, CIO of Flinders University in South Australia (and PaperCut client), readily describes herself as “a very odd CIO”. This surprising term belies her extraordinary knowledge.
In a recent interview with ThinkCIO, Kerrie shared three lessons she’s picked up over the years:
- How to make tomorrow’s tech relevant today
- The underrated importance of being customer-centric
- Always ask business what’s NOT a priority
The biggest takeaway I had from the interview was her positioning of IT in the workplace:
Increasing IT’s importance
“The success of IT in the future will depend on how we deliver constant value to the business,” she says. “You become a valued and trusted partner. Rather than some “IT” that’s done to them, we’re doing it WITH them.”