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10 CIOs Worth Following On Twitter

Social media is a valuable resource to learn the thoughts and priorities of some top IT leaders who are driving change in business technology. Here are 10 CIOs to follow on Twitter.
Kim Stevenson, VP and CIO, Intel
John L. Shea, CIO, Eaton Vance Investment Managers
David Bray, CIO, US Federal Communications Commission
Jonathan Reichental, CIO, City of Palo Alto
David Chou, CIO, UMMC
Sheila Jordan, CIO, Symantec
Oliver Bussmann, CIO, UBS
Steve Downs, CIO, RWJF
Steve Groves, CIO, GoodLife Fitness
Vince Kellen, CIO, University of Kentucky
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It's often easy to dismiss social media as a shallow source of information, a mindless procrastination outlet, or a void of pictures and news related to people you barely know.

While Facebook, Twitter and countless other social channels can fall into any of these categories, it's important to recognize the value of social media in sharing and learning new ideas and useful information.

CIOs drive the adoption of new technologies across the enterprise, and the nature of their role involves communicating their thoughts and ideas to teach and motivate. IT pros of all levels can learn from these leaders simply by following their social media accounts.

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Social channels can also be key resources for CIOs to learn from one another. It's important for tech leaders to stay informed and communicate to drive new ideas. There are few better ways to achieve widespread communication and learning than through social media.

The power of social media can connect CIOs, IT administrators, and employees across the tech industry to drive professional connections and boost collaboration. Social CIOs can achieve greater success through conducting research, branching out, and chatting with fellow IT pros.

Here we look at some of the most active and social CIOs on social media, specifically Twitter. Add these leaders to your social network to learn about their ideas, personalities, corporate news, and thoughts on the trends changing technology each day.

Do you already follow any of these CIOs on Twitter? Who would you add to the list? We'd like to learn your thoughts in the comments.

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