Re: Overly dramatic?
Lots of people think their jobs are the hardest, most complex, most demanding. But a good case can be made that the CIO role is among the most challenging. CIOs are expected to keep up with myriad technology changes, and the pace of that change is only accelerating. But he/she is also expected to have informed conversations about finance, marketing, sales, regulatory, customer service, HR, product development, etc. And not just superficial conversations. The CIO touches every aspect of the company. And oh, yeah, he/she had better be meeting with and learning from customers and partners as well. Tough gig. CIOs earn their pay.