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Restaurant CIOs Start To Use Big Data

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Restaurants now have more info about their customers than ever Image Credit: Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash. So it turns out that restaurants have CIOs also.

CIOs Deal With A Revolution In Grocery Stores

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Food shoppers are going online and CIOs have to prepare for their arrival Image Credit: greggavedon.com. CIOs who work for grocery store chains are undergoing some significant changes in their lives.

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CIOs Need To Know What Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Is

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Robotic Process Automation is coming, will CIOs be ready? Image Credit: Photo by Rock’n Roll Monkey on Unsplash.

CIOs Have To Learn To Invest In IT In Order For Their Company To Succeed

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Investing In IT is what it will take to make your company successful Image Credit: Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash. As the person with the CIO job, it is your responsibility to provide your company with guidance on how they can be successful.

Machine Learning for Builders: Tools, Trends, and Truths

Speaker: Rob De Feo, Startup Advocate at Amazon Web Services

Machine learning techniques are being applied to every industry, leveraging an increasing amount of data and ever faster compute. But that doesn’t mean machine learning techniques are a perfect fit for every situation (yet). So how can a startup harness machine learning for its own set of unique problems and solutions, and does it require a warehouse filled with PhDs to pull it off?

Can Auto CIOs Transform Their Companies Into Software Companies?

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The best auto software will determine who controls the future of cars Image Credit: Mirko Tobias Schäfer. Think about the car that you are currently driving. What components go into it? If you guessed metal, glass, and plastic then you would be correct – but you would have missed one key ingredient.

CIOs Want To Know: What’s Coming Next In Technology?

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CIOs would like to be able to predict the coming wave of technologies Image Credit: Evelina Ander. If a the person with the CIO job could have a super power, what would be the best one to have? The ability to fly and avoid all of those lines at the airport?

Should CIOs Promote Full Pay Transparency?

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ure being transparent on pay sounds like a good idea, but is it really? Image Credit: HonestReporting. So let’s make sure that we all understand what we are talking about when we bring up pay transparency. Right off the bat, pay transparency sounds like a really good idea.

CIOs Look For Ways To Use Blockchain Resumes

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Blockchain can make background claims easy to verify Image Credit: Photo by Helloquence on Unsplash. The person with the CIO job realizes that their company has a significant problem when it comes to hiring people.

CIOs Start To Become More Important

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Companies are starting to realize the value of their CIOs Image Credit: las – initially. The importance of a CIO can be measured in a number of different ways. One such way is how often the CEO seeks out the CIO for consultation.

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How CIOs Can Get Rid Of Their To-Do Lists

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CIOs have to find a way to get things done Image Credit: Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash. If you are like most CIOs, you always have too much to do and not enough time in which to get it all done.

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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

What Do CIOs Need To Know About Managing Millennials?

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CIOs need to know a few basic things in order to lead millennials Image Credit: ITU Pictures. I’m hoping that we can all agree that the nature of our IT department’s workforce has been changing over the past few years.

Should CIOs “Friend” People That They Work With?

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Friending colleagues can be a tricky business Image Credit: Photo by Tim Bennett on Unsplash. So just exactly what is this “friendship” thing? For that matter how important is it? For most CIOs, friendship is very important. We’d all like to have as many friends as we possibly can.

How CIOs Need To Be Preparing For Cyberthreats

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The bad guys are out there, as a CIO are you going to be ready for them? Image Credit: Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash. CIOs have known for a long time that their firms are under assault from outside forces.

What’s Preventing You From Becoming A Better CIO?

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CIOs need to learn to listen to what their employees are trying to tell them Image Credit: Benson Kua. Hopefully we’d all like to become better CIOs. This is a great goal, the challenge that most of us are facing is that it just is not clear exactly what we need to do in order to make this happen.

How CIOs Can Hire People With Cybersecurity Skills

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CIOs need to find a way to solve the shortage of skilled security workers Image Credit: Merrill College of Journalism Press Releases.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

CIOs Need To Learn How Best To Use Email

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CIOs need to learn how to tame their email Image Credit: Simplificamos Su Trabajospan> Ah, email. What a powerful tool. What an utter nightmare! The person who has the CIO job probably uses email so often that they no longer really spend that much time thinking about it.

CIOs Are Discovering That Humans Are Important Too

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It turns out that humans are an important part of every IT department Image Credit: Black Knights. As the person with the CIO job, you have a very important question that you have to find the answer to. What is more important to your IT department: people or technology.

Should CIOs Kill Off Passwords?

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Is there a better way to secure applications and websites? Image Credit: Mike Corbett. When your IT department creates a new website for users to access, how do they go about securing it? If you are like most IT departments, you require users to make use of a unique username and a password.

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How CIOs Can Solve Really Big Problems

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Big problems require a special type of problem solving Image Credit: Kevin Dooley. As CIOs we are faced with a complete set of problems that we need to solve.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

CIOs Need To Get Ready For Continuously Learning Models

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CIOs need to prepare for a world where models run everything Image Credit: Bander AlMutlaq. If you are the person with the CIO job, the rest of the company is looking at you for help in making your company more competitive.

What Can CIOs Do When The Cloud Isn’t Fast Enough?

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Computing at the edge changes everything Image Credit: zorro013. The world in which we live is currently changing. Over the past few years, as the importance of information technology has grown, the internet has become a bigger and more important part of both our personal and professional lives.

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CIOs And The Problem Of Social Engineering

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Social engineering is how the bad guys get employees to say too much Image Credit: Alexandre Formagio. So let’s pretend for a moment that you’ve switched sides.

What Can CIOs Do To Boost Workplace Diversity?

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The key to diversity starts with data analytics Image Credit: Ron Mader. As CIOs, because of the importance of information technology we spend our days surrounded by servers and making decisions about things like firewalls and moving into the cloud.

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Microservices: The Dark Side

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can shed light on the dark side of microservices.

Are CIOs Ready To Use AI To Transform The Business?

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Artificial intelligence is going to change everything, are CIOs ready? Image Credit: Evan. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a powerful new technology that the person with the CIO job is going to have to learn how to harness because of the importance of information technology.

3 Ways That CIOs Can Sabotage Themselves When They Are Unhappy

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What we do when we are unhappy is what makes all the difference Image Credit: stefan klocek. Having the CIO job sure seems like it should be something that would make you happy.

How CIOs Can Help To Get More People To Take Cruises

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Getting more people on the boat is going to take technology Image Credit: chumlee10. So the people with the CIO job who work for the big cruise lines have a bit of a problem on their hands. It turns out that when people are planning on traveling, they generally don’t plan on taking a cruise.

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Just How Important Are Good Managers?

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CIOs need to make sure that they have the best managers working for them Image Credit: Enrique Martinez Bermejo. Having the CIO job is tough. Because of the importance of information technology, the company expects you to be able to accomplish a great deal.

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

CIOs Need To Know: Just Exactly What Is Artificial Intelligence?

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Everyone is talking about AI, but what is it really? Image Credit: PROO’Reilly Conferences. Welcome to the 21st Century. For some reason everyone seems to be talking about artificial intelligence as of late. What’s the big deal?

How CIOs Can Do A Good Job Of Delivering Bad News

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One of the jobs of a CIO is to be able to deliver bad news Image Credit: Still The Oldie. Let’s face it, as CIOs we’d all like to be liked. We enjoy the parts of our job that are fun and which have to do with the importance of information technology.

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CIOs Want To Run Their IT Department Like Adobe

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Adobe has a satisfied workforce, how can CIOs have the same thing? Image Credit: a_bul16. Being the person with the CIO job is hard work. You try and you try and you try to do a good job but it always seems like you are somehow falling further and further behind.

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Happy MLK Day!

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Happy MLK Day! Image Credit: ???????. This week in the United States we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. Just in case you’ve forgotten who he was, he is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. On Oct.

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The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

How Can CIOs Become More Successful?

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It turns out that what time of day we work to become more successful matters Image Credit: DennisM2. I would like to be more successful. Would you?

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How CIOs Waste Their Employee’s Time

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It’s what we don’t know that can cause time to be wasted Image Credit: Harry. As is the case with all CIO’s, you’d like to be the best boss that you can possibly be.

How CIOs Are Using Algorithms To Tell People What To Do

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Algorithms can sometimes make better decisions than people can Image Credit: x6e38. As the person with the CIO job, one of your main tasks is to assign work to the various people who work for you.

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What Is A CIO To Do With Artificial Intelligence?

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The arrival of artificial intelligence will change everything, will you be ready? Image Credit: Peter Durand. In just about any science fiction movie that you’ve seen, there always seems to be some form of artificial intelligence involved.

Serverless and Containers: How to Choose the Right Application Strategy

Speaker: Tolga Tarhan, Senior Vice President, GM AWS Services at Onica

When it comes to the modern tech stack, one of the fastest changing areas is around containers, serverless, and choosing the ideal path to cloud native computing. How do you as a technology leader point your team in the right direction, especially given how quickly this is evolving?