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Chief Information Officer (CIO) Network

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  1. George Touryliov
    58% of CEOs cited growth as a top strategic business priority for 2017/2018. Gartner analyst Mark Raskino shares why CIOs will be responsible for scaling the digital business [infographic]. Learn more: #GartnerCIO #CIO
    George Touryliov
    2017 CEO Survey [Infographic] - Smarter With Gartner
    gtnr.it The 2017 CEO Survey provides insights on CEO goals and how to scale digital...
  2. Andrew Pulkowski
    Hey folks....just joined.....here are a few more things about me
    Andrew Pulkowski
    Andrew Pulkowski, Certified John C. Maxwell Coach, Speaker, and Trainer
    www.johncmaxwellgroup.com The John Maxwell Team is a group of Maxwell certified Coaches, Trainers, Speakers and Professionals, offering workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching to aid in personal and professional growth to individuals, organizations and companies...


    Milos Djukic
    06/01/2017 #6 Anonymous
    David B. Grinberg
    06/01/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for spreading your wings with us, Andrew. I look forward to reading more of your buzz-worthy content.
    Joel Anderson
    06/01/2017 #3 Joel Anderson
    Welcome Andrew.
    John White, MBA
    06/01/2017 #1 John White, MBA
    Well then, @Andrew Pulkowski, I'm honored to welcome you to beBee and be your first follower. Please feel free to reach out to me personally regarding your experience here on the site. Buzz on!
  3. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    The 5 Top Challenges CIOs will Face in 2017
    The 5 Top Challenges CIOs will Face in 2017This is the time of year when every blogger puts out a "Top 5", or if they are prolific... a "Top 10" list of the top issues / challenges / opportunities / predictions / opinions that we bloggers feel is important. This is my list. These are the...


    John Vaughan
    03/01/2017 #8 John Vaughan
    #7 Just scanned your "How to actually get value ..." article, @Kevin Pashuk. From what I see (Who CAN'T like the 'School of Rock' reference?), I'll give it a [+]. Gotta go for now, but more later...
    Kevin Pashuk
    03/01/2017 #7 Kevin Pashuk
    #6 Thanks John. If you read some of my earlier posts, you will see that this is indeed my core schtick... My Masters' thesis was on building an IT team to support doing technology in a new way in education, and I find it's threaded through much of my writing and speaking. As an example, here's one I wrote (or I should say re-wrote since the message is still germane) about actually getting value for a technology investment in education: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@kevin-pashuk/how-to-actually-get-value-from-all-that-technology-in-schools
    John Vaughan
    03/01/2017 #6 John Vaughan
    #5 Thanks for the clarification re "role of CIO", @Kevin Pashuk. I believe that you are spot on.
    FWIW : You've also identified why - when I received a graduate degree in Ed Media - I opted out of that arena of the marketplace.

    In any case, I hope that you will get yourself a refreshing beverage and take a whack at The Big Question, particularly from the strategic/organizational perspective:
    "What's the *real* Value Proposition for Management?" (Does it transcend Olde Schoole bureaucratic norms?)
    Kevin Pashuk
    03/01/2017 #5 Kevin Pashuk
    #3 Thank you 'eagle eye' Vaughan... I did fix the left/right error. On your second point... It comes down to 2 things that may take a long post, or at least a beverage to cover well:
    1. In the higher ed system (at least in Canada), the funding model drives decisions. IT is viewed as a 'cost centre' rather than being a strategic partner and put under the domain of the Chief Financial Officer.
    2. The reason that many IT departments are seen as a cost centre, is that my colleagues insist on being a gatekeeper and try to control things (the old way of doing IT) rather than reframing and finding ways to enable the institution to achieve its strategic goals through effective implementation of technology. The most change resistant people are those in IT who insist on maintaining control.
    John Vaughan
    03/01/2017 #4 John Vaughan
    #2 @Kevin Pashuk : It also seems that your point number 2 "Only one-third of higher education CIOs report directly to the President or Provost (EDUCAUSE) and the number seems to be declining. Why are IT leaders being moved off the leadership team?" is directly disputed by @David B. Grinberg's statement that "It appears that CIOs will play an increasingly important role in all companies during 2017 due to the continuing proliferation of new technology and cyber threats affecting all industries."

    Discuss/Reconcile, please?
    John Vaughan
    03/01/2017 #3 John Vaughan
    Nice, @Kevin Pashuk
    Clarification/typo...? in pp2 of point number 3, you say "here were a number of items in the upper left quadrant that were mission critical but didn't really differentiate our organization from our competitors (e.g. email)." Don't you mean "in the upper right quadrant" ... or do I misunderstand?
    David B. Grinberg
    03/01/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for this good buzz, Kevin. It appears that CIOs will play an increasingly important role in all companies during 2017 due to the continuing proliferation of new technology and cyber threats affecting all industries. The challenges CIOs face are immense. Thus, your astute analysis and advice are most helpful.
    Also, I'm sharing this on three hives. I look forward to reading more of your buzz in the year ahead!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    03/01/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    These 5 challenges can be applied to other leadership and employees, as well. Actually, these are critical points and should be heeded by any organization.
  4. Johnathan Jones

    Johnathan Jones

    Johnathan Jones
    Top 100 Most Influential Chief Information Technology Officers
    richtopia.com Whether you’re a Chief Information Technology Officer or not. You could be worse-off than reading the bios of CIOs & CTOs who have been...
  5. George Touryliov
    Gartner analyst Dean Lacheca outlines four actions government CIOs should take to maintain or regain trust after a digital government failure. Learn more: http://gtnr.it/2gKnadb George Touryliov
  6. ProducerMarcel Wilson

    Marcel Wilson

    Four deadly traps of digital change you must avoid
    Four deadly traps of digital change you must avoidDigital change is everywhere, however, how many organisations are achieving value from their investments? To be a 'value-creator', leaders should avoid four deadly traps of digital change that can 'rob' their organisation of important...
  7. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    Acknowledging Your Inner Introvert
    Acknowledging Your Inner IntrovertI previously posted this article on LinkedIn in 2014. Paul Croubilian's recent post about Susan Cain's book reminded me about the challenges and advantages that introverts have in the corporate world.  There is another great book for introverts and...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    21/04/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    The more I read about introverts the more I'm convinced I am one. I used to think I was an extrovert because I was always 'out and doing something.' This article puts things in perspective. When I look back on life, even as a kid/teen I needed my alone time in my room to just read or chill to music. When you mentioned needing their batteries charged up before they go out and do something, I could really relate to that too. I'm going to purchase that book! Thanks @Kevin Pashuk, well delivered. Now, off to read Paul's buzz!
    Gert Scholtz
    25/08/2016 #4 Gert Scholtz
    @Kevin Pashuk As one innie to another: the essence of it is as you say where your energy comes from. From external stimuli, or from internal experience. I am the latter. Not always and not everywhere, but most of the time. Thanks Kevin - as always you hit the nail on the head in a few well chosen words.
    Kevin Pashuk
    18/04/2016 #3 Kevin Pashuk
    #2 Thanks @Carolyn Kiel. I just might create that hive... after I've had a while to think bout it of course.
    Carolyn Leigh
    17/04/2016 #2 Anonymous
    Thanks Kevin, this is a great article! By the way, if you decide to create the "Raging Introverts" hive that you suggested in Paul's post, I would gladly join ... I promise I won't talk about Monster Trucks or why people like tofu!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    13/04/2016 #1 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Just bought the book. Thanks, @Kevin Pashuk. Hey, @Chris Spurvey, here's another one that looks good
  8. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    A place to ponder
    A place to ponderEvery introvert needs a quiet place to contemplate.  I'm lucky to have this spot as my "outside...
  9. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    Secret IT Code Words Revealed.
    Secret IT Code Words Revealed.It's amazing how many cultures and subcultures come up with their own language. It allows those on the 'inside' to feel they are part of the club.Teenagers are masters of this.  Example:Teen 1: Hang?Teen 2: Here. Rents R outTeen 1: Sick!I actually...


    Mohammed A. Jawad
    07/01/2017 #7 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Leveraging IT to its real worth!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    06/01/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    During my career, we worshipped our IT guys. Any issues with our equipment and software would create huge problems for our organization.
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/01/2017 #4 Kevin Pashuk
    #3 Thanks Gert!
    Gert Scholtz
    06/01/2017 #3 Gert Scholtz
    @Kevin Pashuk You hooked me on the teen dialogue. Nooow I understand what our IT guys do at work. CU and Thx.
    Antoine 🐝 Prager
    11/04/2016 #2 Antoine 🐝 Prager
    Great post @kevin-pashuk! I can not agree more!

    Today from a business perspective, the IT has moved from a technical/support role to a strategic role.

    There are a couple of aspect I would add to your reflexion. First, it is very important in terms of governance, to move the IT department below the CEO/GM position, and can not be considered anymore as part of the financial department. While IT remain bellows the CFO, they will be considered a "cost department" and not a "strategic one",

    The second one, is to avoid Shadow IT behaviour, the CIO/CTO/IT manager need to open his mind, listen & seduce. Listen to understand the different need of the different part of the business and act as a catalyst of the business. Seduce because a business need structure and system needs to be adopted by everyone, here project and change management skills are key.