Why you are NOT the CIO (and what to do about it)

Many IT leaders aspire to the top position, yet the rapid pace of technological change has left most confused about how to compete.
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Christopher Barron, a reformed engineer who found his true calling in the world of technology, who started out as a Help Desk technician and eventually climbed, albeit at a young age, to the highest title in the Information Technology field, Christopher has seen, and solved, every type of IT problem imaginable. When the complexity of IT can get you bogged down in the minutia, he helps the IT leader see the big picture. Over the past 20 years he has traveled to dozens of countries across six continents, always working on the forefront of the newest technologies.

Christopher has been a chief information officer for over a decade, leading the technology planning and operations for several large institutions across multiple industries. He is well-known as a strategist and forward thinking leader and has been recognized for excellence on several occasions by publications such as CIO Magazine and Computerworld.

As a big-picture thinker, Christopher is able to see how all pieces of an organization can come together and effectively manage the relationships that are required to make that happen. He is a sports fan, an avid sci-fi reader, and a lover of military history, so you will see a lot of analogies involving these subjects in his writing.

Christopher lives in Houston with his wife and three children.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Christopher C. Barron and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.