May 192011

Yesterday, we had an interactive and lively discussion regarding Facebook.  Our special guest was Kristin Burnham, Web 2.0 Advisor.  Kristin has written extensively about the evolution and impact of Facebook. Please take a look at some of her writings I have also attached the slide presentation and the podcast for your review.

During our Q & A session, it became apparent that Facebook – with 500,000 million users (thanks for that info Bill Mountjoy) – is here to stay.  Each enterprise has different policies in dealing with Facebook use and the CIO’s involvement varies as well. I want to thank our CIOs for their participation and we were lucky to hear what is really going on within our members’ organizations and businesses.

Special Note: Our member Michael Sola with the National Wildlife Federation is really a pioneer in utilizing social media throughout the enterprise.  If you want to learn from this expert, please tweet with him on Twitter @michaelsola or read his blog.

Dec 102010

Join John Hughes, former VP of IT Strategy of Cendant, as he co-hosts the CIO Executive Series Virtual Roundtable on December 15th from 10-11AM. John will discuss his new book Haunting the CEO and share his thoughts on the following.

  • What will be the role of the CIO over the next 5 years?
  • Are CIOs working themselves out of jobs?
  • CIOs need the right IT management team to survive.
  • Relevant CIOs need to be strategic business leaders not vendor managers.
  • CIOs must learn the language of a leader – not geek-speak, but business-speak.
  • The CEO and CIO dance – who leads?
  • Is business IT alignment becoming extinct?
  • CIOs must become strategic business leaders to survive.

Some recent CIO book reviews include:

“Haunting the CEO is a new spin on the classic business book, packaging important life lessons for today’s CIO into a first-person novel. Highly recommended!” ~ Gregory R. Simpson, CTO, GE

“Haunting the CEO is a book for new and seasoned CIOs. There are many real-life examples that can be applied quickly. In addition, it provides a roadmap for transforming the organization to help IT drive strategic growth and innovation.” ~ Raj Rawal, Senior VP and CIO, Burger King Corp.

Don’t miss this event – register now!