For the past 14 years, InformationWeek has chosen its Chief Of The Year based on the leadership skills that come into play in a competitive business environment:
IT vision and execution, business savvy, innovative thinking. This year, it's
more than that. Eight IT executives--including one who died--were selected together
as our Chiefs Of 2001 for the roles they played in leading their companies and
staffs through the cataclysmic events of Sept. 11.
These leaders braved devastation, human loss, and impossible conditions
to keep their businesses running. Insurance company Marsh Inc., the Port Authority
of New York and New Jersey, and law firm Sidley Austin Brown & Wood all lost
major offices and IT infrastructures--and people. The New York Board of Trade's
trading pits crumbled. The American Stock Exchange was the first company permitted
to return to offices at the heart of Ground Zero. For FedEx and Continental
Airlines, Sept. 11 was a total interruption of their traditional means of doing
business. Here are their exceptional stories.
The Business of Going DigitalDigital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
Join InformationWeek’s Lorna Garey and Mike Healey, president of Yeoman Technology Group, an engineering and research firm focused on maximizing technology investments, to discuss the right way to go digital.