• Nishant Bhajaria, Director of Privacy Engineering, Architecture and Analytics, Uber: Building a Platform That Users Can Trust

    Nishant Bhajaria knows a thing or two about building trustable platforms. Bhajaria, Director of Privacy Engineering, Architecture and Analytics at Uber, leads the engineering team that was responsible for developing privacy tools like the platform that enables Uber riders to view how many Uber drivers liked or disliked them. The team also builds other data protection tooling, which is a key driver for the company’s privacy strategy.

  • How to Rebrand Yourself for Career Change in IT

    As a search professional, not a week goes by when executives do not tell me they wish to change their career paths. If it is not a shift from that of CIO to another role in the C-suite, it is a shift within IT from one specialization to another, such as from corporate systems management to omnichannel development or to BI.

  • Must-Have Behaviors for Today’s Digital-Era CIO

    The race for all businesses to become 'digital' or to 'execute a digital transformation' is well underway, with some organizations demonstrating the cultural adaptability required to see the results and success

  • Consummating a Transformational Career Path

    It wasn't that long ago that people were questioning whether the role of the CIO was still needed in enterprise companies. A lot has changed in recent years. Digital skills and digital capital now constitute 22.5% of the global economy, according to Accenture. Companies have only just begun to unlock the potential for digital and need tech-savvy CIOs who understand how digital technologies can be applied to generate business value.

  • Rethinking Career Development for Millennials

    Digital disruption is forcing companies to support new ways to communicate with customers and CIOs to harness new IT skills and capabilities from their workforces. For CIOs, Millennials represent a sizeable portion of IT staffers who either already have these skills or require additional training to strengthen these skill sets.

  • The Art of Self-Promotion

    High-performing CIOs aren't always recognized for the breadth of their achievements. CEOs and other C-level executives who are stretched thin and have multiple direct reports and responsibilities can't keep track of everything that the CIO accomplishes.

  • The Role of Disruption in Career Mobility

    According to a 2015 study conducted by Harvey Nash and KPMG titled "CIO Survey 2015: Into an Age of Disruption," the majority of CIOs and other business leaders who were polled believe that not only will their organizations be impacted by digital disruption over the next 10 years, but that the transformation that's taking place will provide their organizations with a competitive advantage.

  • The Rise of the Externally-Focused CIO

    I had a recent conversation with Gregory Roberts, Managing Director in Accenture's Communications, Media and Technology practice which inspired a fascinating exchange: What if CIOs and CFOs had similar career trajectories?

There has never been a more exciting time to be a technology executive.

Today’s technology executive plays a pivotal role in helping his or her organization respond to these forces of change. In essence, they serve as conductors to orchestrate the three pillars of organizational success – people, processes, and technology – and to draw upon their unique view of the enterprise to bring these elements into harmony.


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