This week's MIT Sloan CIO Symposium brings together MIT academics and CIOs to discuss how IT leaders can overcome some of the common hurdles to
4 IT leaders discuss how they're overcoming their toughest IT talent challenges
One of the biggest challenges facing CIOs at companies large and small is the struggle to find and keep talented technology workers. Competition is so fierce that we recently learned of a startup that offered to pay for employee weddings.
To look for more practical solutions, The Enterprisers Project gathered four top IT executives from the Greater Atlanta area for dinner and an evening of conversation about how they’re approaching IT talent struggles. We captured their remarks and are highlighting them in this roundtable discussion available for download below.
In this roundtable discussion you will:
- Learn why being the best coder on the planet doesn’t matter to Curt Carver, CIO of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, if you deal poorly with other people.
- Find out why money and position aren’t necessarily the best way to entice the next class of software engineers, according to Chris Huff, the Weather Channel’s VP of Mobile and Consumer Application Development.
- Discover why SunTrust Banks CIO Anil Cheriyan says even in this tight IT market, “Skills are one thing, but fundamentally what we look for are people who are builders, not maintainers.”
- Learn a pro tip from former American Cancer Society CIO Jay Ferro on how to carve out relationships with key members of your HR organization. (Editor’s note: Since this interview, Jay has taken on a new role as EVP, chief information and product officer for EarthLink).
Download “Competing for IT’s most elusive resource: Talent” to learn these insights and more.