Paul.T.Cottey

Paul.T.Cottey

Paul T. Cottey is an experienced business professional who has built and operated information technology capabilities at both mature and startup companies. Providing IT and management consulting services, he collaborates with companies across all parts of business operations to provide a perspective not seen from within IT only. He is currently CIO at Water Street Healthcare Partners in Chicago.

Paul is a former executive vice president and CIO at PatientMatters LLC, former CIO of R1 RCM (previously Accretive Health), former vice president of IT at Gores Group, and a former executive partner at Accenture.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Paul T. Cottey and do not necessarily represent those of his employer or of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by Paul.T.Cottey

Bad beginnings have bad endings
Decoding IT for Business

Bad beginnings have bad endings

If you get off to a bad start on a project, you may never be able to recover.
October 3, 2019
How was your telecation?
Decoding IT for Business

How was your telecation?

The point of a vacation is not to work less, but to not work.
July 8, 2019
There’s a new sheriff in town
Decoding IT for Business

There’s a new sheriff in town

The challenge as a senior IT leader in an M&A situation is that the new operating rules are unlikely to be communicated clearly, if they are even communicated at all.
January 28, 2019
Look at me!
Decoding IT for Business

Look at me!

Some employees are happy being unhappy and can be quite vocal about it. Sometimes, however, attention-seeking behavior is masking something else entirely. It’s your job as a manager to figure out which is which…and what to do about it.
November 16, 2018
Figures lie. Liars figure
Decoding IT for Business

Figures lie. Liars figure

Presenting your IT results in ways which lead to the conclusion you desire.
September 17, 2018
I’m glad you found someone to love you
Decoding IT for Business

I’m glad you found someone to love you

If you don't think you and your IT team are going to be appreciated at the end of the year, here are some ideas on how you can highlight the value IT is providing...without being too too obvious.
July 23, 2018
But it worked for me…
Decoding IT for Business

But it worked for me…

By the time someone approaches you with a problem, you have missed the first few chances to prevent the situation from occurring.
October 24, 2017
A rose by any other name
Decoding IT for Business

A rose by any other name

IT has a role to play in a rebranding effort. So much of a company's identity these days is tied up in the company's digital identity: The look of the website, the signature block on every email, the colors in the presentation template, the hold music on the phone, the voice-over on the auto-attendant, and so on, are all based on technology today.rn
September 11, 2017