With the big changes in the way in which we engage with employees and customers over the past few years, successful digital transformation is one of the most important factors to success. 

A lot hinges on hiring the right Digital / Technology Director for your business. Get it right and technology enables, boosts and delivers your strategy. Get it wrong and you can lose competitive advantage, customers, income, demotivate staff, incur cost and ultimately you will be unable to deliver your strategy.

We have guided multiple clients globally to successfully identify and recruit their next Director of Digital.

We have put together a handy infographic to highlight 14 key factors to consider when hiring a CTO / Director of Digital. The skill set and experience needed to be a successful C-level leader in Digital extends well beyond just digital technology skills.

Some highlights include:

1 – Are they a good leader?

2 – Can they articulate the technology vision?

3 – Can they operate in your Senior leadership team?

4 - Are they aware of the broader business model and how technology enables it?

5 – How do they inspire their team?

6 – How strong is their network for technology collaboration?

7 – How well do they align to your culture and ethos?

Digital transformation is undoubtedly one of the keys to increasing revenue, delighting customers, and freeing up employees from mundane tasks. The digital strategy and delivery are therefore vital to success. Having the perfect CTO / Director of Digital is arguably one of the most important hires right now. Getting the hiring decision right could well be the difference between success and failure