My Friday Post: CIOs In Movies and Television?

It’s Friday. As CIOs clear down their inboxes and tie up loose ends before the weekend, it is time to take a break…

Why are there no movies or television shows about CIOs? There have been countless shows about doctors, lawyers, cops, civil servants, teachers, traders, but none about CIOs. I did a google search and came back with no results. The only movie that comes to my mind was with Harrison Ford in Firewall where he plays what appears to be a chief security officer.

There have been sporadic episodes where technology people have been portrayed in the stereotypical “nerd” fashion but never any in which we are portrayed in a positive or heroic light.

So why? Is the role of CIO not glamorous? Is technology still portrayed as being “nerdish” or “geekish”? Or is it that Hollywood believes that a CIO will not draw viewers?

To any aspiring writers out there – I would ask that you write a plot where the role of CIO is portrayed in a favorable light. There are plenty of ways you could use the role CIO. Just ask any CIO. I am sure they will provide plenty of ideas. 🙂


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