Nationwide’s CIO on the 2 career tips that should guide any leader overseeing a company’s digital overhaul

“Companies created chief digital officers because they didn’t have chief information officers that were business leaders,” he said” writes Joe Williams for “You are a business leader first and foremost before you are a technology leader,” Jim Fowler, Nationwide’s chief information officer, told Business Insider.Combined, these two pieces of advice show just how important it is for the CIO or other tech leaders to not get bogged down with heavy IT-related issues.One way tech chiefs can gain backing is by finding advocates within various business units that can help push the projects.

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