The CIO has one of the most difficult senior leadership roles in the modern enterprise.The challenge is not just to create value by doing the right things, in the right way, in the fast-moving world of IT – but also to keep all the stakeholders on board through changes that are way outside their experience. It can be a lonely position.

When you are in this situation, it is often useful to secure an outside opinion about a new or particularly difficult challenge, or a fresh and focused analysis of an existing, intractable problem.Or perhaps you just want to know how other enterprises are capitalizing on the same opportunity.

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Sounding board advisors

About Mike Bowden

Mike is a CIO Advisor for the LEF. He was most recently the Group CIO and Head of Shared Services at Anglo American a leading, global, diversified mining company and latterly IT Director at Reckitt Benckiser and Proctor & Gamble. Read more

About Ed Novak

Ed is a CIO Advisor for the LEF. He has over 30 years of experience including positions as both a CIO and leader of a world-class IT strategy and business transformation consulting practice. Most recently, Ed served as Vice President and CIO for PPL Corporation, one of the 10 largest domestic energy utility holding companies. And latterly as a Partnerfor Accenture. Read more

How we can help you

The LEF Sounding Board can help with short, customized, added-value engagements to frame issues and suggest ‘self-help’ solutions. The service offers peer-level problem-solving input and strategic advice, delivered in a two-week timeframe so you can move fast to make the changes required.


  • IT strategy development

  • Digital strategy – development and review

  • Creation or review of a Business Relationship Management function

  • Sourcing strategy review

  • Organization design

  • Creation or review of a shared
    services capability

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