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Drew Conry-Murray
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8/27/2014 | 4:58:23 PM
Target Precedent?
I wonder if people think a precedent has been set by the Target CIO resigning after the breach. If and when we see another significant attack like that, will "CIO resigns" start to get baked into the response playbook? And if so, does that take the shine off the CIO position?
Laurianne
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8/27/2014 | 4:08:06 PM
Customer Skills
Jonathan speaks from experience here. Another factor is customer skills. Especially in tech companies, customers want to hear from the CIO when the sales team calls. Are you able to converse with potential customers in their language, resolve their doubts? You will need to present almost like an industry analyst. That communications skill set is valuable if you have it.
Lorna Garey
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8/27/2014 | 3:53:22 PM
Metrics?
Jonathan, Interested in your take on being more quantitative in IT decisions. Maybe the CDO won't take over -- maybe it'll be someone who thinks like a CFO and does more hard analysis when deciding on a new tech.
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