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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?

Are You Ready For Big Data?

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CIOs need to understand what they are going to do with big data Image Credit: Merrill College of Journalism Press Releases.

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.

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.

Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

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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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.

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.

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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Are CIOs Ready To Deal With Hackers?

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Hackers pose a serious threat to CIOs, are CIOs ready? Image Credit: Dani Latorre. As CIOs, every day is busy. We’ve got a lot of different things going on that have to do with the importance of information technology and it can be very challenging to try to get everything done.

Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

Why is implementing new frameworks, from SCRUM to self-organized teams, so much harder than understanding them? Roy Osherove has the solution. Tune in and learn to recognize what state your team is in, to support them accordingly, and to help them adopt the best practices given where they are today.

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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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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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.

Is An Open Office The Right Solution For Your IT Department?

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An Open Office removes walls, but does it create too much noise? Image Credit: Jaysin Trevino. Can you remember the day when if you wanted to talk with your boss you would go walking down the hall to his or her office?

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The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

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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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.

Why Can’t Your IT Department Be More Like Apple?

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Why can’t your IT department have all of the qualities of Apple? Image Credit: Bill Alldredge.

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What Are The 5 Skills It Takes To Be A Successful CIO?

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It takes talent and these 5 skills to be a successful CIO Image Credit: Alan Levine. So CIO, are you a good manager? I suspect that most of us think that we are. However, over at the Gallop company they have just completed a survey of managers.

Best Practices for Micro-Services Management, Traceability and Visualization

Speaker: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner at Kumulus Technologies

Moving to micro-services, or even working with distributed applications in a traditional environment, brings with it a host of interactions that are often difficult to understand. This session will provide an overview of service mesh, a review of the Istio service mesh itself, and dive into best practices and integration models for integrating the traceability model into a distributed application.

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.

CIOs Help Banks Prepare For The End Of The World

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CIOs have to be able to anticipate the worst Image Credit: josef.stuefer. CIOs at banks have a great deal to worry about. Simply because their companies have so much valuable data and money, the bad guys are always trying to break in and steal things.

How Can A CIO Help To Transform WebMD Into An Action Center

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Everyone already knows about WebMD Image Credit: Peter Morville. In this modern age in which we are living, what do you do when you start to feel not so good?

CIOs Need To Know Why Antivirus Software Can Create False Security

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Antivirus software can help but it’s not invincible Image Credit: Gabriel Salvadó. Almost every person with the CIO job currently has some form of antivirus software deployed within their company.

How A Streaming Music CIO Plans On Turning Things Around

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Pandora’s CIO has plans to stop its loss in users Image Credit: Jenni Konrad. Having the CIO job at Pandora would put you right in the middle of a busy and challenging market. Streaming music is very hot right now and there are a lot of different companies that are involved in the market.

CIOs Are Asking: Why The Cloud and Why Now?

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How should CIOs be thinking about cloud computing? Image Credit: JD Hancock. It goes without saying that every CIO is thinking about cloud computing.

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How Can CIOs Teach Their Employees About Cybersecurity?

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CIOs know that training employees is the key to keeping their network secure Image Credit: Merrill College of Journalism Press Releases.

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CIOs Need To Get Better At Detecting B.S.

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In the digital era, lies and misinformation travel faster than ever. Image Credit: throgers.

Security Breech At The SEC Causes A Headache For Their CIO

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The SEC Wants To Check On Every Trade – Is This Safe To Do? Image Credit: Philip McMaster. Let’s face it, when it comes to money, people can quickly become very greedy.

CIOs Are Racing To Deal With The Next Big Security Threat

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Quantum computing may allow unstoppable future attacks on corporate networks Image Credit: Brookhaven National Laboratory. One of the most important jobs that the person with the CIO job has is to keep the company’s networks and data secure because of the importance of information technology.

What Can A CIO Do About The Problem Of Airline Overbooking?

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United’s CIO needs to solve their overbooking problem Image Credit: Teka England. Times have been tough for United airlines in the past. There was that event where a passenger was removed from a flight forcibly and everyone filmed it and put it on social media.

CIOs Need To Understand The Risk Of Internet Connected Devices

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CIOs need to ask the right questions before connecting everything to the internet Image Credit: Ryan. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock for a while, you may not be aware of this thing that is being called the “internet of things” (IOT).

Challenges That CIOs Face In The Upcoming Year

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Being a CIO is even harder to do right now Image Credit: Greg on the Run. There is a certain thrill that runs through all of us when we assumed the CIO position.

What Can CIOs Do In Order To Increase Diversity In The IT Department?

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CIOs know that a more diverse IT department operates better Image Credit: Oregon Department of Transportation. Would it be ok if we took a moment and talked about diversity? Let’s face it, the world of IT and most of our IT departments are not really models of diversity.

How CIOs Can Find Compassion For The Difficult People In Their Lives

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Even difficult people need compassion Image Credit: Steve Bridger. As the person with the CIO job, you are called upon to interact with a lot of different people. Some of those people will work for your company and some won’t.