According to an article in the business daily Børsen companies are keeping the CIO outside influence by not involving the CIO in strategic decisions in the board of directors. This is of course a problem, but to me it is an even bigger problem when the Chief Process Officer (CPO) is not involved in the strategic work, or worse not even having a CPO.
The problem in the board of directors is not so much the lack of IT specific competencies, but more the missing understanding of Business Processes and Enterprise Architecture as a whole.
“Organizations exist to execute processes that create value for customers and other stakeholders. To manage an organization you must manage its processes.”