Join us for episode 6 of Discover Performance Weekly for confessions with CIOs. HP Software evangelist and VP of Strategic Marketing, Paul Muller (@xthestreams), sits down with former CIO and now CIO advisor, Tim Crawford (@tcrawford), and CIO of Box, Ben Haines (@bhaines0). HP Autonomy's VP of Strategic Marketing, Brian Weiss (@bd_weiss) also joins the conversation to discuss skills needed to lead a large IT group.
In this episode, you will hear the group discuss topics like: - Confessions of CIOs (2:00) - CIOs are willing to bet the farm (3:00) - When to question the status quo (5:00) - Best leaders stepped up to answer the business call (6:25) - Making the tough decisions (8:30) - How important is it to build a good network of peers? (11:00)
What are the steps to get to the CIO position? (12:00) - Have a mentor - Focus on business issues instead of technology - Get out a talk: speak at events, connect with a network - If you want to figure out what you don't know, present. Present at events! - Find the balance of the subject matter and managing the execs you report to - Communicate and be diligent - Invest in the next generation