It's my passion to help remove the barriers that routinely separate business leaders. After 20 years of working to manage the intersection of corporate strategy, operations and technology solutions, I've learned that transformation is actually the steady-state. My clients are typically C-suite executives seeking to create value from both new and existing investments, but often struggle keeping pace with the complexity and scale of change.

Beyond discussing blue-sky strategies and developing shelfware, let's seek practical solutions that deliver tangible value while still considering the art of the possible.

Let's apply the principles of market economics, running IT as a business, creating value through systems of engagement and insight. Let's remember that both customers and employees have the right to a great experience.

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

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Six Attributes of Successful Technology Leaders
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Six Attributes of Successful Technology Leaders

In this digitally-fueled age of the customer, the explosive growth of cloud computing, the continued rise in business-managed IT spend and incredible leaps in data analytics and automation, have all served to change the landscape of where technology resides and who has access and influence over it.
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The CIO Advisor

IT executive sponsors need to articulate a compelling vision

For the executives who really understand the business of IT, the term “executive sponsor,” carries a meaningful weight -- a role whose value is judged directly by the outcomes of the initiatives in which they are vested. They choose to put their personal brand at risk when endorsing this journey.
March 4, 2016
Running IT as a business: As true today as it ever was
The CIO Advisor

Running IT as a business: As true today as it ever was

There’s been a significant shift in the number of IT executives who not only run IT as a business, but are doing it really well. Hundreds of millions in savings, adoption of disruptive platforms, agility in acquiring and merging businesses, large-scale shifts in capital from run to grow, new revenue streams from commercializing previously internal assets…the list goes on.
December 4, 2015