The objective must be to ensure that the rest of the Organization and key stake holders are confident about the success and supports him and the Business teams. Change is always resisted; people get complacent and comfortable doing things the old way. Its important for them to experience the Changes Innovation brings and how it lets them achieve their Objectives better and more efficiently. Smart CIOs are the ones that are looking to outsource routine and Typical Support and gearing up to meet the new Business Challenges.
The role of the new age CIO is to lead from the front and move from typical Supporting the Business to Contributing to Business through a string of IT and Engineering/Process IT Innovation drives that transforms the Business.