Dan Roberts

Dan Roberts has authored and is a contributing author of numerous books. His latest, Unleashing the Power of IT and Confessions of a Successful CIO, were on Amazon's list of top rated books for months, and are being leveraged by IT Leadership Teams as a model for moving IT up the maturity curve.

Dan is a frequent keynote speaker and panel moderator at industry conferences and corporate events. He has a passion for bringing CIOs together to learn and benefit from one another's experiences.

As the CEO of Ouellette & Associates Consulting, Inc. (O&A), Dan leads the firm known since 1984 for "Developing the Human Side of Technology." His team, along with a cadre of strategic partners, have helped more than 3,500 IT organizations build high performing world class cultures, acquire, assess and develop the new core competencies necessary for success, and manage talent risk through knowledge transfer.

Creating the IT culture you need

The new core competencies IT must master

The new core competencies IT must master

The technical skills that earned you a seat at the table won't earn you a voice at the table. A new set of skills is essential for high-level IT success.

The CIO’s chief of staff: A force multiplier

The CIO’s chief of staff: A force multiplier

CIOs can’t do everything themselves. They need someone to help manage strategy and innovation. Enter the chief of staff.

How CIOs become visionary communicators

How CIOs become visionary communicators

The best CIOs give their communications leaders a seat at the table, partnering with them to improve their own communications and the IT team’s communications.

How CIOs communicate success — and elevate their game

How CIOs communicate success — and elevate their game

Communication – whether internal or external – is a key part of the CIO’s job. A strategic partner in this effort is the IT communications lead.

CIOs create a STEM Advantage, develop program to cultivate IT talent

CIOs create a STEM Advantage, develop program to cultivate IT talent

A group of CIOs couldn’t find the IT talent they needed, so they created a program to encourage and prepare women and underserved communities to pursue STEM careers through paid internships.

Monsanto: Driving digital leadership to elevate the business (and feed the world)

Monsanto: Driving digital leadership to elevate the business (and feed the world)

Digital transformation has to be about evolving the entire enterprise — not just IT. Monsanto CIO Jim Swanson discusses how he’s making it happen, and why it’s paying off.

Why your IT team should be obsessed with your customers

Why your IT team should be obsessed with your customers

When IT knows what customers want, it can anticipate their needs. Plus, it gives the team the credibility and respect to contribute in the business at a much more strategic level.

HR: The CIO’s new best friend

HR: The CIO’s new best friend

CIOs leading transformations need a strong HR partner— someone who will facilitate workforce planning to ensure IT has the talent needed today and in the future.

IT-business alignment is out; anticipators are winning the day

IT-business alignment is out; anticipators are winning the day

Business leaders want IT to be more than strategic partners. The goal now is for IT leaders to actually drive business opportunities -- to be innovative anticipators.

Mylan exec builds culture of leadership

Mylan exec builds culture of leadership

Former CIO Michael Smith focused on succession when transforming Mylan’s IT organization. It worked — and it could continue to pay dividends.

CIO of healthcare giant drives the need for speed

CIO of healthcare giant drives the need for speed

Channeling deep experience in leading change programs, Stuart McGuigan is reshaping Johnson & Johnson’s digital approach to healthcare.

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