Brendan McGowan

Manager, CIO Executive Council

Brendan McGowan is the global media bureau and client research manager for the CIO Executive Council.

Data science key to Monsanto improving its supply chain

How global media companies handle digital disruption

How global media companies handle digital disruption

IT leaders at leading media organizations describe their adaptive strategies in the midst of massive digital transformation.

E. & J. Gallo deploys data-driven app to harvest a better grape

E. & J. Gallo deploys data-driven app to harvest a better grape

The venerable practice of winemaking is undergoing its own digital renaissance, led by organizations such as E. & J. Gallo Winery, the largest global exporter of California wine.

CIO Quick Takes: How IT leaders employ agile and DevOps for strategic advantage

CIO Quick Takes: How IT leaders employ agile and DevOps for strategic advantage

IT leaders from the CIO Executive Council describe how they have employed agile and DevOps for strategic advantage.

One Colombian supercomputer, two collaborating campuses

One Colombian supercomputer, two collaborating campuses

In a supercomputing story spanning two continents, Purdue University’s CIO describes how deep collaboration in Colombia accelerated "speed to science."

CIO Quick Takes: How CIOs assess the value of emerging technology

CIO Quick Takes: How CIOs assess the value of emerging technology

CIOs from the CIO Executive Council provide their own in-depth takes on how they measure the value of emerging technology.

USDA-RMA CIO: For digital transformation to succeed, remove fear

USDA-RMA CIO: For digital transformation to succeed, remove fear

Chad Sheridan, CIO at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency, discusses the agency’s digital transformation efforts.

Emphasizing innovation

Emphasizing innovation

Two CIOs say innovation happens in settings where collaboration is paramount and failure is acceptable.

How IT leaders can define and drive IT innovation

How IT leaders can define and drive IT innovation

While innovation is a goal of most organizations, many IT leaders are hard-pressed to define what innovation is. The CIO Executive Council outlines four essential principles for IT leaders to keep in mind as they develop or hone their...

From IT vendor management to strategic partnerships

From IT vendor management to strategic partnerships

According to the 2016 Strategic Partner Index Survey (produced by the CIO Executive Council and IDC), IT buyers and vendors need to forge relationships of trust and collaboration. Failure to partner puts both groups in peril.

IT leaders must move fast (and decisively) to land tech talent

IT leaders must move fast (and decisively) to land tech talent

IT leaders say recruiting and retaining tech talent is of high importance. However, the vast majority are ill-prepared to fill open positions, according to the CIO Executive Council’s 2016 IT Talent Assessment Survey.

Communication between IT and non-IT workers in a state of crisis

Communication between IT and non-IT workers in a state of crisis

Results from the CIO Executive Council’s ‘Power of Effective IT Communication’ benchmark survey indicate that IT teams lack the talent to communicate. This results in a state of crisis between IT and non-IT employees, which could...

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