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How to Become a Fashion IT Leader of Tomorrow

Three skills you need to be a successful fashion CIO

Comment devenir un leader informatique de la mode de demain

Become a Fashion IT Leader 

To thrive in this ever-changing environment, fashion CIOs must transform collaboration, streamline and digitalize supply chains, and find the right tools and apparel software to help their companies manage the product lifecycle and accelerate production speed. To get there, they must have three skill sets. According to the State of Fashion 2018 report by McKinsey&Company and BoF, value chain digitalization has become a top priority for fashion executives. However, companies are not doing enough to facilitate this due to certain factors, such as lack of digital culture, knowledge and personnel. 

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Find out how today’s empowered CIOs can break down these barriers with these three skill sets:  

  • Lead strategic business innovation 
  • Harness the power of big data 
  • Energize the digitalization process

 

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Using the right technology to connect and streamline all it systems 

To facilitate digital transformation, digital leaders are being called on to make full apparel system assessments. They must determine which technological developments are relevant to apparel, which can be ignored and which are applicable to their company’s needs, because not every innovation is guaranteed to deliver value. Looking into the future of the product lifecycle, digital leaders will strive to create digital moments, where shared value for both the company and end-consumer meet. These interactions drive product development, cultivate relevance and, ultimately, success.

Championing digitalization in fashion

CIOs should be unapologetic about transformation. For organizations moving through digitalization, a dynamic ambassador can improve communication, collaboration, technology adoption and champion the entire process as systems and processes are improved. Digitalization ambassadors minimize disruption, pinpoint areas of high function and elevate communication among leadership. They must, however, also think about the onboarding process, and the necessary steps it takes to help the entire company, including those whose roles are not IT-related, adapt to a new system.