One of the reason I love my job is because it offers me the opportunity to speak and engage with the world’s smartest and most capable IT executives. In dozens of conversations over the past several months, two common themes have emerged:
1. Successful IT organizations are reinventing themselves around mobile, social and [...]
Today’s CIO is uniquely positioned to lead innovation and drive transformation across the modern enterprise. That’s an indisputable fact. The real question is this: Will CIOs seize the day? Will they leverage their opportunities to become truly transformational leaders?
Most CIOs agree that operational excellence and innovation are two prime areas in which success is imperative, but there is a third area in which some CIOs are expected to excel: customer management.
This third area (or third mandate, if you will) is becoming increasingly important as products and services become increasingly dependent [...]
My friend Puneet Bhasin is SVP and CIO at Waste Management, Inc. From his office in Houston, he has a unique view of how the innovation process works at a company that serves nearly 20 million municipal, commercial, industrial, and residential customers through a network of 367 collection operations, 355 transfer stations, 273 [...]
Dave Smoley is SVP and CIO at Flextronics, a global supplier to the electronics manufacturing and design industry. Despite its status as a Fortune 500 company, Flextronics tends to act more like a smaller business when it comes to innovation. The company is agile and entrepreneurial. In today’s fast-paced economy, those qualities are [...]
Joel Manfredo is the Chief Technology Officer for Orange County, California. From my perspective, he represents a new wave of IT leaders who successfully divide their attention between technology and finance.
While we were collecting data for our new book, “On Top of the Cloud,” we asked several of our sources to list the due diligence questions every CIO should ask before moving an IT service into the cloud. The responses we received from Trae Chancellor were truly exceptional, and I wanted to share them with [...]