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CIOs Start To Deal With The Loss Of Encryption

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The arrival of quantum computing will result in the loss of encryption Image Credit: Trending Topics 2019. CIOs who are following what is going on in the world of security and encryption know that things are about to dramatically change.

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Chinese CIOs Find Ways To Put Robots To Work

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Robots are key to how China wants CIOs to modernize their factories Image Credit: Eric Martin. All CIOs understand that if they are going to help their companies become more successful, then they are going to have to find ways to introduce new technology into how the company performs its processes.


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Can CIOs Lower Costs By Hiring More Robots?

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As company’s try to cut their costs, CIOs may step in with more robots to help out Image Credit: e-lame. Let’s face it – companies are under more pressure than ever to do more and provide their customers with a better shopping experience.

VW’s CIO Looks For Ways To Catch Up With Tesla

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VW’s CIO struggles with software issues as they try to catch Tesla Image Credit: Lucas Dumrauf. Just about everyone knows who Volkswagen is. They are the German company who makes cars – remember the Beetle from the 1960’s? Well, they are still around and they still make cars.

Team x Culture x Tools x Prioritization = Value-Added Developer Productivity

Speaker: Kim Burgaard, Head of Engineering at Fernish

Join Kim Burgaard, Head of Engineering at Fernish, for this enlightening talk on how to maximize your developers' productivity.

Should CIOs Track Employee Happiness?

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Image Credit: roxyfletcher_r04. As the person with the CIO job, one of your many tasks is to find ways to make sure that the people that your company has hired choose to stick around.

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Agile vs. Waterfall: Which Should A CIO Choose?

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Which software development methodology is best? Image Credit: Silver Blu3. As a CIO I suspect that you are well aware that there are a number of different ways that your IT teams can go about developing software (and doing a lot of other things).

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Do CIOs Need Robots To Manage Their Managers?

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Should CIOs turn to AI-driven apps to manage their managers? Image Credit: Dorian. Ok, so let’s have a talk here for just a moment. The managers that CIOs are putting into place these days seem to becoming younger and younger.

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CIOs Need To Prepare For The Arrival Of Face Scan Technology

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Stadiums are preparing to test face scanning technologies Image Credit: Andy Mangold. As CIOs who understand the importance of information technology, we know that we always have to be ready to deal with the next wave of technology.

CIOs Discover That Dumb Technology Can’t Always Be Upgraded

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Sometimes it is not wise to marry smart technology with dumb machines Image Credit: wild trees. As CIO we are always trying to move our companies forward because we understand the importance of information technology.

Why CIOs Need More Diversity In Their IT Departments

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It turns out that diversity is a good thing. Image Credit: Public Relations Society of America. Perhaps more than any other executive in the company, CIOs have long known that having a diverse workforce is a good thing. Now research is starting to back them up.

How Preparation and Strategy Can Be Used to Fight and Defeat Any Ransomware Attack

Speaker: Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP

Through a detailed analysis of major attacks and their consequences, Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP, will discuss the state of ransomware and future predictions, as well as provide best practices for attack prevention and recovery.

CIOs Deal With The Problem Of How People Create Passwords

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CIOs have to deal with the fact that people are attached to how they create passwords Image Credit: Christiaan Colen. If you take a look at the long list of things that a modern CIO is responsible for, securing the company’s network is right there at the top.

CIOs Start To Realize That They Have A Colorblind Problem

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Company web sites have to be made easier for colorblind users. Image Credit: Bryan McDonald. As the CIO, you have the responsibility to make sure that the company’s technology is made available to everyone. This can be fairly easy to do when you are considering the needs of your workers.

CIOs Start To Deal With Trying To Secure Their Supply Chains

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CIOs have to be aware of vulnerabilities in their company’s supply chain. When a CIO starts to think about what they need to do to secure their company, most often they tend to look around themselves.

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How Serious Is The Lack Of Machine Learning Talent?

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The growth of AI is being limited by the lack of talent Image Credit: Mike MacKenzie. The person with the CIO job understands that the future belongs to artificial intelligence (AI).

How CIOs Can Build Human Networks

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The challenge of making connections when you can’t meet face to face Image Credit: Dean Shareski. Although we like to think of the CIO job as being a technology job where we spend our time trying to communicate the importance of information technology, there is a lot of human contact required.

How AI and ML Can Accelerate and Optimize Software Development and Testing

Speaker: Eran Kinsbruner, Best-Selling Author, TechBeacon Top 30 Test Automation Leader & the Chief Evangelist and Senior Director at Perforce Software

In this session, Eran Kinsbruner will cover recommended areas where artificial intelligence and machine learning can be leveraged for DevOps productivity.

What Impact Will 5G Have On Work From Home?

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Image Credit: Debra Roby. If you’ve been watching TV or reading a newspaper (online) lately, you’ve probably started to see all of the 5G wireless network ads that the major service providers have been running. It sure looks like when 5G arrives, the world is going to change.

How Can CIOs Prevent The Creation Of A Post Pandemic Two-Tier Workplace?

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On-site employees may fair better than remote workers Image Credit: Jamie Anderson. In the post pandemic world CIOs are facing a major challenge: where should everyone work?

How CIOs Can Reduce Bias When They Are Hiring

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The goal for a CIO is to increase IT department diversity Image Credit: Ikhlasul Amal. With a little luck, we’ve all gotten the message by now: having a more diverse IT department makes for a better IT department.

How IT and Business Can Work Together To Benefit The Customer

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IT and business need to work together Image Credit: ccbarr. CIOs need to ask themselves why should the business and IT collaborate? Perhaps a better question is why wouldn’t they collaborate?

Achieving Elite and High Performance DevOps Using DORA Metrics

Speaker: Nico Krüger, Senior Director of Solutions Engineering at Rollbar

Join Nico Krüger, Senior Director of Solutions Engineering at Rollbar, for advanced insight on taking the use of DORA Metrics to greater heights.

Questions You Need To Ask About Your Next CIO Job

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Asking the correct questions is what you need to do get the right job Image Credit: Noelia. As CIOs we will eventually go looking for our next CIO job. When we do this, we need to be prepared to answer plenty of questions on various technology, business and personal topics.

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Shopping Mall CIOs Try Out Facial Recognition Software

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Shopping mall CIOs want to know more about their customers Image Credit: Kal Omari. So if you were the CIO for a shopping mall, what would you want to know? You’d want to know that all of your servers and networking gear was secure.

CIOs See A Need For Data In Their Factories

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After the virus fades, factories are going to need more data Image Credit: Cathy.

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Why Are More CIOs Keeping Their Data At Home Instead Of In The Cloud?

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CIOs are reconsidering their use of pubic clouds to store company data Image Credit: clayirving. You would think that being a CIO these days would be a pretty easy job.

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P-DEI: Product Design that Encourages Inclusivity

Speaker: Dan Jenkins - Human Factors & Research Lead – DCA Design International

In this webinar, product design researcher Daniel Jenkins will teach you what it means to intentionally design a product that can be used by each and every user.

CIOs Struggle With The New Challenge Of Citizen Developers

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CIOs have to deal with users who are creating software to solve business problems Image Credit: Randy Merrill.

How CIOs Can Use Social Media To Further Their Career

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CIOs need to use social media to connect with other professionals Image Credit: Jason Howie. CIOs need to understand that in order to be successful in communicating the importance of information technology, they need to work with others.

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How Are CIOs Failing Their Business Users?

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CIOs are forgetting about their employee experience. Image Credit: Sjoerd Wijn. Right now every CIO seems to be talking about the customer experience (CX). What CIOs have been told is that if you don’t get customer experience right, you may leave yourself vulnerable to competitors who do.

How Should CIOs Handle A Hybrid Office?

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CIOs need to find ways to allow the hybrid office to benefit workers Image Credit: International Monetary Fund. As all CIOs now realize: the world has changed. The Covid-19 pandemic changed everything for everyone.

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How to Build Data Experiences for End Users

Organizational data literacy is often addressed, but it’s uncommon to consider users’ data literacy levels when building products. Product managers need to recognize their end users' data literacy when building an application with analytic features.

How Should CIOs Implement Robotic Process Automation?

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The robots are coming, will the CIO be ready? Image Credit: Jonathan Pearson. Guess what? A brand new technology is on the horizon and as the company’s CIO, you are going to be the person who is going to have to implement it.

Is BYOD The Way That CIOs Can Attract More Millennials?

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CIOs need a bring-your-own-device plan to attract more millennials Image Credit: IAB UK. CIOs who think that BYOD (bring-your-own-device) is a fad that is starting to fade away are wrong.

How Can CIOs Prepare Their Workers For Tomorrow?

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CIOs need to take steps to improve worker’s digital literacy Image Credit: ladislau.girona. As a CIO you are facing a number of different, difficult challenges. They are all important; however, one may be more important than all of the others: finding and keeping qualified technical people.

CIOs Know That The Biggest Threats Come From Inside

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CIOs need to understand that their biggest threat might be malicious employees Image Credit: SurFeRGiRL30.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

What Does It Take To Be A Successful CIO?

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CIOs want to find ways to be successful Image Credit: GotCredit. Just think of all of the things that the person with the CIO job has to stay on top of: the explosive growth of cloud computing, the continued rise in business-managed IT spend, and incredible leaps in data analytics and automation.

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Five Rules That CIOs Have Learned About Working From Home

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CIOs need to understand that things have changed. Image Credit: mik_p. CIOs need to understand that things have changed. The workplace has undergone a once-in-a-lifetime change and now the number of workers who are working from home has skyrocketed.

What Can CIOs Learn About Security From Norsk Hydro?

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Norsk Hydro wants to find ways to keep its industrial equipment secure Image Credit: Axel Drainville. As the people with the CIO job, we are all aware that security is a big deal at our companies.

CIOs Want To Know: How Secure Is Your Mobile Phone?

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Where are the weaknesses of mobile phones and what can CIOs do about it? Image Credit: David Dennis. As the person with the CIO job, you realize just how important mobile phones are to your company.

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The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.