Esther Shein

Contributing Writer

Esther Shein is a journalist with extensive experience writing and editing for both print and the web with a focus on business and technology as well as education and general interest features.

How to build a resilient IT culture

How to build a resilient IT culture

The pandemic has underscored the importance of thriving through hardship and uncertainty. IT leaders discuss how they’re adjusting their leadership practices to help foster this key IT trait for the long haul.

The CIO’s cost-optimization playbook: 7 tips for tight times

The CIO’s cost-optimization playbook: 7 tips for tight times

IT leaders lend advice on optimizing IT for value when budgets get lean — without impairing growth projects.

The art (and science) of the IT project pivot

The art (and science) of the IT project pivot

Shifting business needs and faltering progress are just a few reasons why an IT project needs course-correction. Here’s how to recognize the signs and make difficult changes for the good.

The CIO’s crisis management playbook: 8 lessons in leadership

The CIO’s crisis management playbook: 8 lessons in leadership

The coronavirus pandemic has been a litmus test of leadership under pressure. CIOs from the healthcare industry and beyond share tips for leading through crisis.

Real-world tips for ensuring digital ROI

Real-world tips for ensuring digital ROI

Digital transformations are struggling to produce value, delivering less profit than expected, thanks to several pitfalls unique to the digital journey and an inability to pivot midstride.

Vrouwelijke IT-leiders brengen nieuwe perspectieven voor het bestuur van bedrijven

Vrouwelijke IT-leiders zijn er klaar voor en luisteren naar de lokroep

Women IT leaders bring fresh perspectives to corporate boards

Women IT leaders bring fresh perspectives to corporate boards

Organizations with diverse corporate boards perform better, innovate more, and attract and retain better talent. Women IT leaders are ready and are heeding the call.

Top career tips for aspiring CIOs

Top career tips for aspiring CIOs

CIOs share hard-earned lessons and time-honored advice to those seeking top technology leadership roles.

Make way for the new CIO: The chief innovation officer

Make way for the new CIO: The chief innovation officer

The chief innovation officer role has increased in visibility, thanks to digital transformations, which often include the two flavors of CIO working in tandem.

The rise of the chief digital officer

The rise of the chief digital officer

As digital transformations become increasingly customer-centric, organizations are looking for leaders to drive change with the customer in mind. Enter the CDO.

Filling the digital transformation skills gap

Filling the digital transformation skills gap

Success in the digital era requires the right blend of business, IT and soft skills. IT leaders are rethinking their hiring and training strategies to truly transform.

XaaS: Making the shift to services-oriented IT

XaaS: Making the shift to services-oriented IT

IT orgs are increasingly turning to an ‘everything-as-a-service’ IT delivery model to streamline operations and free up resources for innovation.

6 secrets of customer-facing CIOs

6 secrets of customer-facing CIOs

The CIO role has dramatically shifted as organizations lean on IT to drive digital business initiatives.

How to create a culture of innovation

How to create a culture of innovation

Companies are increasingly looking to IT to develop new products and services. Here’s how to transform your IT organization into an innovation engine.

5 keys to reskilling IT for digital transformation

5 keys to reskilling IT for digital transformation

To truly transform, legacy staff must learn new skills in support of new technologies and business objectives. Here’s how to motivate and train for digital success.

15 ways to salvage a troubled digital transformation

15 ways to salvage a troubled digital transformation

Digital journeys are rife with hurdles and setbacks. From reorganizing the ranks to insisting on value, here’s how to reboot a digital initiative gone awry.

7 skills of successful digital leaders

7 skills of successful digital leaders

Effective digital transformation requires strong leadership. Here’s how to helm your company’s digital journey through considerable organizational change.

IT as a product: Rethinking IT service delivery

IT as a product: Rethinking IT service delivery

Digital transformation and a renewed emphasis on customer experience have CIOs seeking a more agile approach to delivering IT services.

How to break the CIO mold — and become a business leader

How to break the CIO mold — and become a business leader

CIO, reinvent thyself: Here’s how forward-thinking tech leaders are shedding the back-office order-taker role to become bona fide digital business leaders.

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