Beth Stackpole

Beth Stackpole

Contributing writer

Beth Stackpole is a veteran reporter who has covered the intersection of business and technology issues for more than 20 years.

Articles by Beth Stackpole

Business leaders take aim at the CIO role
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Business leaders take aim at the CIO role

As the top technology spot becomes more strategic, tech-savvy business leaders are stepping into the ring, giving traditional IT up-and-comers a run for the CIO role.
January 24, 2022
CIOs blaze new career pathways at the top
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CIOs blaze new career pathways at the top

Basking in the afterglow of their touted pandemic response, IT leaders are charting new and non-traditional career growth by embracing roles that capitalize on their business-savvy skills.
November 15, 2021
Experts Weigh In on Data-First Modernization
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Experts Weigh In on Data-First Modernization

Although there’s little question that data is well positioned as a corporate asset, most companies haven’t yet figured out how to measure and monetize its value, say experts and influencers. rnrnMost companies recognize the potential for data insights to improve customer experience, better direct marketing strategies, create new products and services, and optimize operations, among myriad compelling use cases. “If you need outsiders to tell you your data is valuable, you’re living in the wrong century,” says Wayne Sadin, an independent advisor and former CIO/CTO/CDO. rnrnData is even more valuable during this pandemic period, when economies are volatile, markets are uncertain, and businesses face unprecedented challenges that underscore the need for intelligent insights to guide strategic decision-making. “The pandemic has already accelerated many organizations’ digital transformation programs, and in many cases, data has emerged as an invaluable component of the successes of the modern-day enterprise,” notes Sridhar Iyengar, managing director at Zoho. “Those businesses which are not already leaning on data insights risk being left behind.”rn
September 28, 2021
Hispanic IT leaders pioneer new paths to the top
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Hispanic IT leaders pioneer new paths to the top

Despite increased focus on diversity in today’s IT, Hispanics are still grappling with how to stand out, yet blend in, in what remains a white male-dominated IT culture.
September 15, 2021
IT navigates the ‘Great Resignation’
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IT navigates the ‘Great Resignation’

With the pandemic causing many to reevaluate lives and career, IT organizations must embrace creative work models and source from new venues to stem an escalating talent crunch.
August 23, 2021
The CIO’s next key role: Change agent
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The CIO’s next key role: Change agent

For today’s IT leaders, change management is more than technical. It’s about spearheading cultural transformation at every level of the business.
January 11, 2021