Stop Networking, And Start Making Connections

Everyone must be a proactive networker in today’s environment. It is important to note that the ability to hold conversations with others and collect business cards is not enough. Networking is not connecting. It takes a unique person to successfully connect with the right individuals at a particular meeting or event. Make the transition from a networker to a connector in order to create opportunities for yourself.


The Courage to Lead: Inner Dimensions of Leadership

Leadership does not happen without courage. To be an effective leader, you need to know your strengths, yet that is only part of the process. You also need a broad perspective on the behaviors needed to be an effective leader in order to avoid one-dimensional leadership styles. The inner dimensions of leadership include pioneering, energizing, affirming, resolving, and commanding.


Building Tomorrow’s Team

Today’s CIO must be able to construct an IT team that can face the future, whatever it holds, as certain skills become more valued and others become obsolete entirely. This requires leaders to be able to balance their team’s practical tech skills with their general creative ability, along with each individual’s passion to learn. Moreover, the team’s disparate parts must properly align not only with one another, but with the overall culture of the organization. Our panel will discuss the many ways forward.


Fast Forward: The Internet of Things

Eventually, everything in our lives – from shirts to cities – will be “smart.” How will we confront the challenges and grasp the opportunities of a world where every product is connected to the cloud, to each other? Information officers will be at the forefront of the effort to develop ecosystems that can capture the business benefits of an omnipresent web.


Bulletproof: Developing Cybersecurity vs Future Threats

The Chief Information Officer is often responsible for aligning security initiatives with enterprise programs and business objectives to ensure information assets and technologies are adequately protected across their entire organization. This heavy task involves digesting network security, ethics policies, technological risk management, customer concerns, employee needs, the company brand and a dozen other factors. What are the approaches being taken to confront the many operational and strategic issues concerning cybersecurity?


Rooms to Innovate: The Next Generation Workplace

Technology won’t just shift the people; it’ll shift the spaces. Inside tomorrow’s workplace, an increasing amount of functions will be digitalized. Ahead of that wave, leaders must think how their organization will be able to create an environment where their employees (and their machines) will best be able to collaborate towards strategic goals.


Creating Your Career Path

Talent is everywhere. There’s isn’t only one school, only one major, only one “first job” that results in prodigious success. We’ll provide a frank discussion on the variety of avenues that have lead and can lead to the highest heights of information technology, straight from the mouths of its executive leaders.


Risk v Reward: Fighting Against Fear of Failure

CIOs face some of the largest margins of error in the C-suite. And their critical decisions, teetering between great risk and great reward, reach into every corner of the company. CIOs, then, must champion a philosophy that bends towards risk mitigation while equally striving for intelligent risk taking. That delicate equilibrium lies at the heart of an exponential success.


Social Computing: Leveraging New Media

In a fashion, technology has shrunk the world, allowing peoples from far off places to interact with others dotting the entire globe. This revolutionary social trend offers momentous opportunities for organizations to translate the new intersection between computing and social behavior into strategic success. How best can we take advantage of today’s and tomorrow’s digital systems to bring about innovation from socially produced information?


Scaling Your Skills in an Evolving World

Technology is constantly changing, requiring everyone – from the intern to the executive – to continue to update their skills in order to best take advantage of new innovations. Of course, it’s a large task balancing the leadership responsibilities of a CIO with the necessities of developing new and more advanced skills. How do you create that balance? How do you manage that time?