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Feature CIOs opting to hunker down and wait out COVID-19 should think again. By revving up their digital business strategies, they position themselves for growth when the pandemic subsides, say experts and CIOs. Feature There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for a successful diversity and inclusion strategy, but best practices can help ensure you’re establishing a diverse workplace that can innovate and thrive. Feature As the Coronavirus pandemic spreads, CIO have the perfect opportunity to brush up on business continuity planning as they strategize their response. Inclusion, Inc. Just as most companies wouldn’t tolerate a white person taking the stage dressed in blackface, we need to ensure the same degree of no-tolerance in online spaces. Feature Whether you’re new to the board, a seasoned veteran or just aspire to be on a corporate board, these 10 board readiness training programs will get you prepared for the job. Feature CIOs’ expanding management and revenue-generation responsibilities are cementing their roles as business leaders. Traditional technologists need not apply. IDG TECHtalk Voices You can’t afford to slow down filling necessary positions when your offices are closed. IDG TECHtalk Voices As a venture capitalist that invests solely in seed stage cybersecurity entrepreneurs, I often ask myself what keeps CISOs up at night to inform which gaps the next round of enterprise security products needs to address. Feature CIOs have a tough call to make when joining an organization: Change the culture or build on the work of their predecessors? Here IT leaders and consultants share their experiences. Feature To better liaison with the business and bolster IT’s strategic cred, CIOs are increasingly turning to BRMs. Here’s how to locate the right talent and make the most of this hybrid leadership role. IDG TECHtalk Voices Global teams are connecting virtually to solve complex problems, which creates more opportunities to work remotely. But how will this shift affect employees and how does gender play into it? Feature The IT talent gap is driving up demand for skilled IT pros, but for certain roles and skillsets, finding — and signing — the right candidate can feel a bit like trying to capture a unicorn. Feature In 2016, TCS launched the Global Learning Initiative to upskill talent at scale and ensure its workforce has the digital skills necessary to facilitate clients’ digital journeys. Podcast Ken Piddington, VP and CIO at U.S. Silica Co., joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview. Listen as they discuss 100% cloud vs. legacy, running IT like a startup and more. Boardroom Bound Veteran execs share their best advice on understanding the mindset of the board. Feature The chief of staff role is taking on prominence in companies looking to bolster their IT leadership benches. Amanda Clarke discusses her experience in the role at Newport News Shipbuilding. Podcast Jason Nairn, CIO of Concordia University, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview. Watch as they discuss IT leadership in higher education, risk management and more. Movers and Shakers How one executive recruiter assesses the talent market. Feature The tech sector has made strides attracting more women and inching closer to equal pay. But a glaring disconnect remains in how men and women view gender diversity progress in IT. Feature The CIO post is increasingly seen as a stepping stone to other senior operational and excutive roles. So what does it take to move up in the C-suite today? News Employers that rely on foreign national talent face new electronic filing system and modified registration timeline for FY 2021 filing period. Boardroom Bound Landing your first board director role is often a multi-year effort. Be prepared to expand the diversity of your connections while building your breadth of business experience. Feature CIOs tap trusted lieutenants for anything from strategy to applications and infrastructure leadership, ostensibly bolstering the organization’s leadership bench. Feature An innovative initiative is only as successful as it is secure. Here’s how CIOs are balancing risk-taking with risk aversion. IDG TECHtalk Voices Patience as a virtue might have made sense in the “Father Knows Best” era, but do those rules still apply? Feature Struggling to fill roles? Here’s how improved employee experience, internal recruiting, and sophisticated use of AI are giving some companies an IT hiring edge. Feature Being a mentor can be a rewarding experience — not just for those you are advising. IT leaders offer insights on how to establish strong, productive mentoring relationships. Feature 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. IDG TECHtalk Voices We seem to live perpetually in a state of heightened alert, and companies need to ensure their security teams are prepared for a nation-state cyberattack and be able to react in a split second. Feature In the digital era, tech skills are scarce, but soft skills like emotional intelligence, creativity and strategic thinking are the secrets to success. Here’s how to ensure you hire for the intangibles. IDG TECHtalk Voices Engineering is much more than just writing code – it’s about improving a system. By re-engineering our hiring processes, we can bring much-needed efficiency and results to the system. Boardroom Bound For those who want to go deeper into what it takes to run a company, being on a board can be a natural career progression. What it's not: easy money. Feature Transformational projects, culture change, new roles and emerging technologies helped IT leaders from Equinix, Procter & Gamble, 84 Lumber and BP earn credibility from the business. IDG TECHtalk Voices Organizations find new ways to relieve some of the burden on security teams while shoring up defenses. Feature Failing up: IT pros share hard-earned lessons of early-career stumbles that paved the way to long-term career success. Feature In an age of digital transformation, businesses need someone who can plan and build a forward-looking systems infrastructure. Here's how to find that elusive expert. Feature Executive presence is that unique combination of qualities that sets leaders apart. It’s also a skill that anyone can develop. Here’s how to do it. Feature Tech is an industry all too often fueled by hype, but some CIOs are fed up. Here IT leaders from retail, health care, consulting and other sectors discuss tech catch-all jargon they’d like to see dumped. Inclusion, Inc. Providing good leadership means giving the people on your team the safety and space they need to thrive. Here are three things you can start doing now that will make a big difference in the year ahead. Feature Digital initiatives are not just transforming business — they are also significantly shaking up the requirements of IT roles that support them. Feature The new decade finds technology changing faster than ever. IT leaders must balance a wide array of priorities in developing a strategic agenda that can keep up. Feature Gartner lists non-digital tools to help CIOs up their game for the year aheadrn News Deputy chief executive Mark Evans and CIO Rob Cochrane discuss how the NZ Police is working together – and differently – as ICT becomes a critical component of policing rn rn IDG TECHtalk Voices At the start of this new year, CIOs are focusing on more than just technological innovations and the latest greatest app or gadget to bring into their organization. They’re turning big picture, identifying ways to seamlessly embed technology into the company culture and achieve company growth goals. Feature From skills shortages to privacy concerns, tech execs will need to overcome a number of hurdles along their digital journeys this year. Feature A well-honed resume is your key to landing that coveting IT position. Here’s how to ensure your skills and experience shine. News Leaves Cigna International after nearly 10 yearsrnrn The Adaptive CIO With the decade change upon us, one question should be on every CIO’s mind: How will this role change in the next 10 years? Feature Will your new job be a dream come true or a career cul-de-sac? Asking the right questions before you sign is the best way to ensure an IT leadership role is right.
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