CIOs Vs. COVID-19: Tech Leaders Are Key To Companies’ Emergency Plans

As executive teams grapple with the fallout, CIOs such as [Prakash] Kota have become key players in crisis-response plans. “The CIO role has definitely become more central [to contingency strategies] because technology mediates almost every single interaction in business these days,” says Vijay Gurbaxani, the director of the Center for Digital Transformation at the University of California, Irvine.