Advice for CIOs: “How to Jump Up the Value Chain and Earn the Trust of the rest of the Executive Team.” I interview former CIO and consultant Bill Speir to answer these questions: 1. Why would a CEO trust the CIO enough to involve them in planning corporate strategy? 2. Why would a CEO *not* trust the CIO enough to let them touch strategy? Bill Speir is both a former Management Consultant with EDS, Price Waterhouse/PwC, and Hartford Technology Services Company, and well as the former divisional CIO for Diagnostic Imaging. This is a topic he has spent much time lecturing and counselling clients clients on.