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Business leaders take aim at the CIO role

January 24, 2022

Via: CIO

In his 30-plus-year career, Richard Wiedenbeck has run the bases on business roles. He’s been a program manager, headed up business development, served as the president of a project consulting company, and even earned a near six-figure salary as a professional magician. It’s only been in the past decade or so that he’s capped off his resume with a turn as a prominent CIO.

Wiedenbeck, currently senior vice president (SVP) and chief technology and transformation officer at Ameritas, says all those years spent in business and consulting roles gave him a different perspective and leg up over traditional IT leaders, especially now that technology is so intertwined with business strategy.

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