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Meet The New CTO--It's The CIO

Power base in telecommunications service providers has shifted to the IT team, as evidenced by Vodafone's new hiring plan.

A clear indication that the technology power base within communications service providers (CSPs) is shifting towards the IT team came last week when Vodafone Group group CIO Albert Hitchcock revealed details of his company's international staffing strategy.

"We are hiring top grade CIOs in our local markets and the view is that those CIOs will become the CTOs," stated Hitchcock during a keynote session at Management World 2012. "We see that the job profile of the CTO in a Vodafone local market, or ultimately in the center [of the company], is to be an IT guy and not the networks guy. That's a conscious decision and we're hiring top IT talent to make that change," he added, while noting that this wasn't always the case.

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