Matthew Moran

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Matthew Moran is the founder and president of Pulse Infomatics, Inc., a Los Angeles-based consulting company focused on information technology, custom application development, and and online presence/digital marketing. He is a former CIO with more than 20 years experience creating high-value business and technology solutions.

Matt is the author of Building Your I.T. Career: A Complete Toolkit for a Dynamic Career in Any Economy, published by Pearson. The book teaches a business value focused approach to information technology, soft skills, and business acumen as career differentiators.

Matt coaches & mentors entrepreneurs, IT executives, consultants, and other professionals on business strategies, professional development, presentations & communication, content strategy, and proactive career and life strategies. He provides high-energy keynotes and workshops on these and other topics.

His articles have appeared in informIT, The Wall Street Journal's career journal, Windows Professional Magazine, and numerous other publications.

Matt is also a singer/songwriter and often includes music in his presentations. He lives in Los Angeles with his youngest daughter, three dogs and a cat.

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

3 skills you need to drop on the road to the C-suite

Becoming an executive leader may require you to let go of some beliefs and skills that you are holding onto. This article discusses three things you must release to effectively grow into your role as a CIO.

What I am learning about projects, delegation, collaboration and communication

Here's an overview of delegation, project management, and collaboration strategies and tools from a former CIO and entrepreneur.

Why Twitter (Social) Automation Is a Bad Strategy

Matt Moran discusses why automating auto-follow direct messages and other automation is a bad strategy for Twitter and offers alternatives to more effective and efficient social media engagement.

How Job Titles Kill Innovation

Matthew Moran discusses how tightly defined job titles and job descriptions kill innovation in IT, and offers insight into creating a more concept- and value-driven team.

Tools for Project Management and Collaboration

Matthew Moran discusses his team's search and assessment for project-management, team-collaboration and communication tools.

Google Drive for Team Collaboration

Google Drive is an amazing tool for cloud-based team collaboration. Here some ways you can use Google Drive to enhance communication within your team.

Systems, Strategies and Tools for Time, Tasks and Information Management

Matthew Moran shares thoughts on adopting and building an effective time and information management system for IT executives.

Abandoned Dogs, Rehabilitation, and the Team

A story about an abandoned and abused puppy and lessons derived for teams and people.

The Internet of Things and Paradigm Shifting Hyperbole

Is the Internet of Things (IoT) changing everything? The IT industry has a penchant for identifying new paradigm shifting technologies every year. In this post I discuss IoT and offer some perspective on why it is the same as what...

The Presentable CIO: Turn Complexity Into Clarity

One of the most effective ways to increase your credibility and ensure your leadership value is giving amazing public presentations. This blog entry discusses, with examples, ways to build and deliver more dynamic presentations.

Expected Versus Valued: Know the Difference

IT executives and departments need to speak less about IT to business alignment or the tension between IT and business. IT is a part of the business and must better understand and communicate its role.

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