Brendan McGowan

Global Media Bureau and Client Research Manager.

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

CIO Quick Takes: How CIOs assess 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...

Higher ed CIOs list their top tech priorities

Higher ed CIOs list their top tech priorities

College and university technology leaders get high marks for C-suite relations (particularly with the CMO), succession planning and cloud-based activities.

CIOs Say Mentoring Works, Classes Don’t

A survey of 200 CIOs finds that most well-meaning efforts at IT leadership development aren’t very successful.

CIOs Give Vendors Low Marks on Partnership

A new index from the CIO Executive Council rates IT suppliers on 20 characteristics of truly strategic partners

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