So you want to be a CIO? Stop trying to be a chess master and start enabling other people to grow, says John Marcante.
Increasingly, IT leaders are being seen as revenue generators for their organizations. It’s by no means a new mandate, but it’s one that’s gaining steam as IT’s role takes on even more prominence in organizations. In this roundtable discussion, three leading IT executives share why they believe IT needs to shed the cost center mentality and become top-line producers.
Talent shortages in IT are nothing new. In fact, CIO Magazine devoted a special issue to the topic in the early 1990s. Even with recent technology slowdowns and whole layers of the IT stack being abstracted at a dizzying pace, the unemployment rate for most IT jobs remains close to zero. Skilled technologists are being recruited in the same way sports prodigies are, often after their first year of college. To look for solutions in this talent-constrained environment, The Enterprisers Project gathered four top IT executives from the Greater Atlanta area for dinner and an evening of conversation. Download the roundtable for the conversation highlights.
Almost every company uses software these days, but what can we learn from companies using it to their best business advantage? In this Enterprisers Project virtual roundtable, we gathered five IT leaders from a range of industries to discuss new frontiers of software advantage, including how to build a software-centric culture, open new markets with software, and how to use open source as a development accelerator. Download the conversation to find out how these leading IT executives are evolving their organizations to be more software-centric.
With Internet of Things expected to be a $1.7 trillion market in 2020, an “Internet of Everything” future seems inevitable, and it's creating both exciting opportunities and unknown security risks for enterprise IT. The Enterprisers Project asked a group of IT leaders to share their thoughts on moving from vision to execution while minimizing challenges along the way. Learn how leading organizations are identifying the right IoT opportunities while minimizing their security risks.
A recent study from Harvard Business Review revealed that success in the digital age is linked to CIOs who bring a strategic and collaborative approach to connecting IT to the business. The Enterprisers Project brought together a group of IT executives to discuss how they are staying in front as digital leaders and the best practices they are using to bring their organizations along.
CIOs know that risk-taking is a necessity for innovation, but risky behavior could also do harm to the business. The Enterprisers Project brought together a group of IT executives to discuss how to encourage and inspire smart risk taking, while still protecting the organization from good ideas going awry.
A recent research report shows that many CIOs have made little progress among fellow executives in being perceived as drivers of the business, in part because their agenda is still linked to the CFO. This connection colors everything they do with a cost-cutting perception. Is it time for the CIO to cut this and other cords with the past?
Here's what three leading IT executives think.
By 2017, companies will spend as much as $189 billion a year to redesign business processes for the mobile mindshift, according to Forrester. Where are Enterprisers seeing the mobile mindshift at work, and how are they responding? The Enterprisers Project asked a group of leading IT professionals what they are doing to meet — and stay ahead of — customer expectations in their organizations.
Download the discussion to learn how these forward-thinking IT leaders are approaching the mobile mindshift.
Finding and keeping top technical talent is becoming one of the biggest challenges facing IT leaders today. It’s not enough to offer a competitive salary and solid benefits. These days, tech stars are shopping around for more.
The Enterprisers Project gathered three leading IT executives in a roundtable to share their personal strategies for recruiting and retaining top-tier technology workers.
Download the discussion to learn how they're fighting the IT talent war.
CIOs and IT leaders have an opportunity to exert more strategic influence than ever before, but many find their time and focus being consumed by keeping the lights on.
The Enterprisers Project gathered seven leading IT executives in a roundtable to share practical advice for CIOs and other IT leaders who want to become business game changers.
Download the discussion for tangible takeaways you can begin implementing in your organization today.