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CIOs In Training: 3 Factors For Success
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Joe Stanganelli
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8/31/2014 | 1:11:34 PM
Re: Business Knowledge
@shamika: I think the way to think of it is this:

Your employees manage the tech.

You, as their boss, manage them so that the tech gets managed in the right way.
Laurianne
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8/29/2014 | 9:07:19 AM
Re: Customer Skills
I think IT + marketing role experience will be a killer skill set combination going forward. Rare, but valuable as those organizations work ever closer together.
Susan_Nunziata
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8/28/2014 | 5:06:27 PM
Re: Target Precedent?
@Drew: I find the increased tenure of the CIO that Jonathan sites in his article more encouraging than the one-off experience of the Target CIO. However, I do think CIOs have always felt their jobs to be on the line in the event of a major security breach happening. I don't know anything specific about the Target CIO so I can only speak in generalities here when I say that if a breach of that scale happens at any organization the CIO should certain be placed under scruitiny and potentially dismissed. Sorry if that sounds harsh, just my opinion. Would love to know what others think about this question.
Susan_Nunziata
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8/28/2014 | 5:02:50 PM
Re: Customer Skills
@SaneIT: I suspect you are more the exception than the rule. We're running a poll right now, you'll find it by scrolling the rail to the right -->>

we're asking "should all senior IT managers have some experience working in non-IT roles."

What are your thoughts about that?
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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8/28/2014 | 1:50:54 PM
Re: Customer Skills
Sounds like JF's "get sideways" advice fits with your experience, SaneIT. Glad to hear it.
Laurianne
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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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