Since I last published the list of Most Social CIOs, the role of the Chief Information Officer in leading innovation has become even more vital. CIOs clearly understand the importance of social media to achieving their business goals as well as their career goals. By engaging through social media, they can tap into the collective knowledge of CIOs everywhere.
Here is the 2014 edition of the Top 100 Most Social CIOs. The ranking was determined by a combination of factors including twitter list membership, tweet content and volume, number of followers, and other metrics as tallied by several social media influence score providers. On average, these CIOs are members of approximately 150 lists with an average of 3,300 follower.
The list includes 21 women CIOs, about what we expected given that women make up 8% of all CIOs and women tend to be more collaborative than men as shown by our survey. The international split of list members is 81% US and 19% non-US. A full cross-section of industries is represented: professional services is at 25%, followed by manufacturing at 20%, higher education at 20%, and government at 18%. Healthcare CIOs now make up 8% of the list, a significant increase over last year.
My congratulations to each incredible member of this must-follow list of Most Social CIOs. You truly understand the benefits and power of social collaboration. Each of you is part of the growing number of CIOS who recognize that social networking enables businesses to better serve and collaborate with customers.
Along with congratulations comes a request for your consideration and that is to please continue to strengthen your social efforts, including mentoring and advocacy to help inspire other business executives to embrace social collaboration.
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