CIO Job Requirements 2012

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Rob Preston recently wrote about What CIOs Want In Their Successors in Information Week. Rob talked with four CIOs in the U.S. Dave Bent, CIO of United Stationers was quoted, "They may be brilliant technologists, but without the business engagement and leadership skills, they will not make it to the higher level." This implies that future CIOs need to move around their department and gather a variety of skills and perspectives.

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CIO Dilemma - Social Software vs ERP

Governance in a Networked World

The bigger issue appeared to be how CIOs deal with the fact that their clients merely "tolerate" the existing ERP/CRM/BI enterprise apps but are really excited about the social software stuff. Of course CIOs have always had delimmas like this.

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Is the CIOs More Important Than CEOs in Driving Business Transformation?

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Forrester recently concluded that the CIO was more important. As we read this news, we should keep in mind that Forrester is a primarily a technology analyst firm whose major buyers are CIOs and those in their staff.

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The 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is Today

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The MIT Sloan Alumni Club of Boston, The MIT Center For Digital Business, SIM Boston and MIT ILP, are hosting the eight annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium today. The 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium's theme will focus on the evolving CIO's role and how the CIO can create strategic value for organizations in a digital business world. Meanwhile, here is what I wrote about last year’s MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. The 2010 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Notes: Enterprise 3.0?

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2012 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Will Occur on May 22

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The ninth annual 2012 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium will occur on May 22, 2012 The theme is to “Explore Piloting the Untethered Enterprise. My Notes from 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: Academic Keynote Panel. My Notes from 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: CIO Keynote Panel. My Notes from the 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: Collective Intelligence and Social Networks. My Notes from the 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: Enterprise Analytics = Business Values.

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MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: Notes from Four Panels

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The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is an annual one-day conference where CIOs and other senior execs gather to “explore how academic research and innovative technologies can help address the practical challenges in today's changing economy.” Part Two: CIO Leadership and the Bottom Line.

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Are CIOs Ready to Bite? - Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes

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This post covers the keynote: Are CIOs Ready to Bite? Panelists include: JP Rangaswami , CIO and Chief Scientist, BT Design and Murali Sitaram , VP/GM Enterprise Collaboration Platform, Cisco. But many CIOs continue to cite concerns around security, privacy and a lack of enterprise-grade, interoperable solutions. Have we reached an impasse in business-wide adoption or are CIOs beginning to show signs of Enterprise 2.0

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Forrester’s Guidance to CIOs on Establishing Social Media Policy

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I recently received a review copy of the Forrester report, The CIO’s Guide to Establishing a Social Media Policy. It notes that, “even in organizations with a social media policy, IT and the CIO are often seen as roadblocks to social media usage.” In stead it urges CIOs to be evangelists in both using social media effectively and creating effective guidelines to support this effort.

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My Notes from the 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: Collective Intelligence and Social Networks

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Here are more of my notes from the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium : Collective Intelligence and Social Networks, Participants included: Moderator: Brian P. VP & CIO, Sensata. what was happening in his organization as the one CIO on the panel.

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The 2010 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Notes: Enterprise 3.0?

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I recently attended the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium for the second time. The site describes it as an event “where CIOs and other senior business executives from around the world gather to explore how leading-edge academic research and innovative technologies can help address the practical challenges faced in today's changing economy.”. It is an annual one-day conference, held on the MIT campus.

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CIO Issues - Building a Culture of Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Go Directly to CIO-Today.com

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My Notes from the 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: Enterprise Analytics = Business Values

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Here are more of my notes from the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: Enterprise Analytics = Business Values. Brad Peterson , CIO, Charles Schwab, Sid Probstein , CTO, Attivio, and Renée Romano Nocker , Director of Technology Product Marketing, SAS.

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User Adoption Strategies for CIOs and IT Managers - Lunchtime Session in Atlanta on April 23

Michael Sampson - Currents

who will present "User Adoption Strategies for CIOs and IT Managers". When she heard that I'd be in Atlanta for the Share 2012 conference, Lisa Duke from Simplified Technology Solutions asked if I'd be willing to present on user adoption at a lunchtime session on Monday April 23—we discussed the tentative details, and I agreed. Lisa and I, along with Sharon Bellamy, talked about the user adoption challenge on a podcast in November last year.

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My Notes from 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: Academic Keynote Panel

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The MIT Sloan Alumni Club of Boston, The MIT Center For Digital Business, SIM Boston and MIT ILP, are hosting the eight annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium today. MIT’s Perspective: What Every CIO Should Know About the Future Impact of Digital Business. The event is sold out with over 900 people registered. Here are my notes from the session: Academic Keynote Panel: ?MIT’s

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The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Notes Part There: Positioning IT as an Innovation Engine

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I recently attended the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium for the second time. Panel members include: Ananth Krishman, CTO, TCS, Daxi Li, Chairman Chinese Association for Science and Business, Roy Rosin, VP of Innovation, Intuit, and Marco Orellana, CIO Codelco. The session picked up on some of the themes covered in the solving the CIO paradox session I reported on earlier. The CIO can be a big part of this.   CIOs play an important role in Chinese companies in innovation.

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Federal CIO Council Seeks to Advance Trustworthy Social Media

Influence

Fortunately, the CIO Council is rising to the occasion. In drafting the document, the CIO Council chose to neither fully endorse nor censure social media and related social networking technologies; instead taking the wiser approach of acknowledging: The decision to embrace social media technology is a risk-based decision, not a technology-based decision. In seeking to advance secure social media in the US Federal Government, the CIO Council?s

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IBM SJ 46-4 | A model for CIO-led innovation

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Azua The CIO (chief information officer) organization at IBM has adopted the idea of a participatory Web and is engaged in leveraging employee talent to address the persistent information technology challenges facing global enterprises. The process of collaborative innovation was taking hold within IBM, and the CIO office played a leading role. Many communities sponsor weekly or monthly conference calls to discuss new ideas; the CIO architects sponsor a weekly Think!

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My Fast Forward Posts for May 2009

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MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: Part One: The Virtual Organization. MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: Part Two: CIO Leadership and the Bottom Line. MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Part Three: Enterprise 2.0. MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Keynote Panel Part Four: Cloud Computing Here is the monthly listing of my Fast Forward blog posts. I find it helps me with an archive and hopefully is also useful to you. There is a separate category for these summaries in my right side column on this blog.

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Office 365 at Atkins

Michael Sampson - Currents

It was very gratifying to get more information on the Atkins journey, thanks to Paul’s article on CIO.com, How one CIO is migrating 18,000 users to Office 365. At the end of the article, Paul asks the CIO if he has any advice for other CIOs who might be considering a move to Office 365.

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Benefits from Using iPads at SAP #ipad #mobility

Michael Sampson - Currents

The CIO of SAP talks about the benefits of deploying iPads to 14,000 of its employees : " The SAP iPad enterprise deployment is one of the biggest in the world, with more than 14,000 employees using Apple's tablet. For SAP, iPad use has made employees more productive, and the software giant has been able to collect more accurate data from sales reps in the field and other mobile workers, CIO Oliver Bussmann said.

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My Fast Forward Posts for June 2010

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My Notes from the 2010 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Part Two: Solving the CIO Paradox. Here is the monthly listing of my Fast Forward blog posts. I find it helps me with an archive and hopefully is also useful to you. There is a separate category for these summaries in my right side column on this blog. There will be more in July. Hackers as Heroes of the Computer Revolution. Personal and Company Digital Spying. Forrester Finds IT Staff are Big Boosters of Social Media. Enterprise 2.0

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My Fast Forward Posts for May 2010

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CIO’s Guide to Establishing Social Media Policy. My Notes from the 2010 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Notes: Enterprise 3.0 Here is the monthly listing of my Fast Forward blog posts. I find it helps me with an archive and hopefully is also useful to you. There is a separate category for these summaries in my right side column on this blog. There will be more in June. Social Software Gaining Greater Traction with the Enterprise.

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Can Cloud Computing Elevate the Role of IT, Making It More Strategic?

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Nearly 70 percent of respondents feel an increasing number of CIOs and senior IT staff will have a business (as opposed to a technology) background in the future. The nimble nature of cloud based IT coupled with the reduction in maintenance needs, should allow CIOs to focus more on business issues. At last year's MIT CIO Symposium , panelists talked about the CIO Paradox.

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Notes on "Collaboration in a Fibre World" - Thomas Salmen (Orcon)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Thomas is the CTO at Orcon, and was recently announced as the 2012 New Zealand CIO at the annual NZ CIO Summit. Thomas Salmen from Orcon is talking about collaboration in a fibre world - here at the Working in Collaborative Environments conference in Auckland. Key points: - Orcon has a large investment in current broadband networks in New Zealand based on copper, and is investing in next-generation networks, eg., fibre to the home.

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Facebook Embraces Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

In outlining the reasons for doing so, Tim Campos (Facebook CIO) listed the following: – Facebook employees are distributed around the world. One piece of big news out of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto this week is that Facebook has embraced Office 365 for its more than 13,000 employees. They need access to tools suitable for this set up.

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Herding the Smart Cats: Successful IT Change Leadership

Partnering Resources

The CIO recognized that success would take superior execution and implementation, not just of process, but also of people. It took the CIO some time to gain their support. Visibility was modeled by the CIO who personally evangelized the new way of engaging in project work.

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Responding to Shadow IT

Michael Sampson - Currents

– Marcus Jewell, How Should CIOs Respond to the Rise of Shadow IT?

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Thoughts on Social Collaboration - Rob Preston

Michael Sampson - Currents

39% of executives in our Global CIO survey said they plan a major technology implementation in this area this year, making it No. Mmm, this was in the context of "improving collaboration continues to land on the strategic priority lists of CIOS and other company executives." In his article Social Collaboration: A Work in Progress , Rob makes numerous points that are similar to my perspective / experience / advocated approach. There were also a couple I said "yes, but" to. ".

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Tait Radio Communications on Mobile Devices - "Bring Any Device You Want"

Michael Sampson - Currents

The CIO of Tait Radio Communications (the firm used to be called Tait Electronics) here in Christchurch talked a few days ago about the approach they're taking to mobile devices and smartphones at work. Read more: Christchurch IT Scene: CIO's Perspective.

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"Social sites are building the database for the planet"

Endless Knots

Thanks to Melinda Meyer Moses , I was able to attend the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium yesterday. Citrix CIO reports that distributed developers with rigorous process work beautifully w/out f2f or even flaming. "Born-digital workforce doesn't live in locked down world" - Simon Crosby-CIO, Citrix @ #MITCIO. BillIves listening to panel on virtualization at #MITCIO event employees are ahead of most CIOs on this.

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How to Help Managers Lead Change

Partnering Resources

A version of this article appeared in CIO magazine in October 2012. Image: Lindsay Phillips on clker.com. We’re undergoing significant change and I can’t be everywhere. What can I do to help my managers lead change? Always Do This.

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IBM Global CMO Study: Highlights

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IBM reported that while Investments in IT have long been the domain of the CIO, this is changing as CMOs increasingly impact IT investments in our changing social and digital world. By 2017, the CMO will have greater control of the IT budget than the CIO, according to Gartner.   They conclude that given the business realignment between marketing and technology, the CMO and CIO can no longer afford to operate on separate stages.

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Big Blue’s Collaboration Challenges with Mark Hennessy

Elsua

The interview itself was hosted over at Forbes’ CIO Network , where I hoped the embedded options would be a rather pleasant user experience to go through overall, but I guess I was asking for a bit too much.

Forrester on Using Social Computing To Boost IT Productivity

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CIOs should enthusiastically embrace social media as a means for boosting IT productivity while also giving IT staff the experience needed to support Social Computing initiatives across the enterprise.”. The report suggested that CIOs should actively encourage IT staff to participate in internal communities to both ask questions and provide answers. Amongst the conclusions is the suggestion that CIOs should encourage their staff to experiment and share their findings with others.

2009: Enterprise 2.0 - Innovate Through Acquisition?

Collaborative Thinking

I thought this was an interesting clip from a CIO magazine article. This is a great quote to start the year - from an article by CG Lynch in CIO magazine " Web 2.0, The CIO article goes on to say: Web 2.0, Social Networks in '09: The Year of Consolidation, Not Innovation - CIO - Blogs and Discussion. Social Networks in '09: The Year of Consolidation, Not Innovation - CIO - Blogs and Discussion. The Connections Blog.

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All Types of Cloud Usage Continues to Expand

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Computerworld recently provided the results of a survey of 1,358 CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World readers. This seems like an obvious headline but here is more data to support what seems intuitive.

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My App Gap Posts for May 2010

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The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Notes: Positioning IT as an Innovation Engine. Here are my AppGap posts for May. I am also writing in another Corante blog, FastForward (see right side bar for links), The AppGap posts began toward the end of January 2008.   Here, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Below are the ones for May. There will be more in June. Clearwell Provides Robust Process Aligned eDiscovery Solution.

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Contradiction #2 Open Source vs Closed Source

Governance in a Networked World

Bernard Golden blogs on Open Source challenges to CIOs [link] and relates the amusing anecdote of a CIO who relates that they are not an open source site, only to be informed that staff from her company had downloaded 1300 copies of the open source data base Mysql. In my upcoming book I talk about the different management practices required for open source vs closed sourced software.

BAN FORMS! IT just can't keep up with business networks

Governance in a Networked World

Recently I read an account of an incoming CIO into a well known telecommunications company bemoaning the fact that customers on the legacy, rather than new system, were being charged extra for the extra work this legacy system was costing the company!