Do some research.
Find 25 CIOs and IT Directors on Linkedin, and take a note of their career history (include the education and any hobbies, volunteer work, etc).
Out of that should be able to create a flowchart or some sort of matrix that has common steps each person has taken, the amount of years required, etc, in order to get to the end goal of CIO.
Once you have that, welcome to your roadmap.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-become-an-IT-Director-or-CIO
Originally Posted On: 2015-12-08